FC Halifax Town match-winner Matty Kosylo said it was good to back on home soil after his first-half header earned Halifax a 1-0 FA Trophy first-round win against Macclesfield Town.
Kosylo, making his first start since October, scored on his return to the side as his bullet header from a Josh MacDonald cross in the first-half earned victory over National League leaders Macclesfield and booked a place in the second-round against Maidenhead United.
Town’s number seven says he enjoyed his comeback to the team and feels back to full fitness after a few months out of the side.
“It felt good to be back starting at The Shay,” Kosylo told ShaymenTV after the game, “it was good to be out there and like I say the lads worked hard and they got the win.”
“We were quite rigid. We did well at times, we rode our luck and Sam (Johnson) kept us the clean sheet on a few occasions.
“I feel ok. Like I said last week, I keep myself fit. It was a different type of game tonight, I had to sit in quite a bit and we had to keep shape which probably did reduce my running a little bit rather than if we had more of the ball and we’d have had to pass and move a lot more.”
“I feel fine and it was probably a good game to come into tonight. We got the win and that’s what we turned up for and we just look forward to Saturday now.”
Both wingers combined for Kosylo’s match-winner with the in-form MacDonald crossing for his opposite wide man to head home.
“They doubled up on Macca (MacDonald),” Kosylo continued, “and there was only me and Dents (Tom Denton) in the box so I knew Macca wasn’t going to try and beat them both.”
“That’s what he’s about, he gets a yard of space and can put some really good crosses in. I just gambled really, and it paid off. I got in front of my man and nodded it in.”
“It’s looking positive now. We had a sticky patch, the same as last season. We’ve come out of the tunnel and seen the light.
“We’re getting players back from suspensions and injuries so that’s only going to make us stronger going forward and hopefully we can start climbing the table.”
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