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Thackley: Good To Get Game Time

Posted by Jacob Kilbride
Posted on Wed 1 Nov 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town midfielder Jake Hibbs has said he pleased to get some game-time under his belt after his side’s 3-2 victory over Thackley AFC in the West Riding County Cup.

Halifax progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition courtesy of a Ben Tomlinson double and a George Waring strike after falling behind early on.

Hibbs, making his first appearance of the season, said he’s looking to push his side back into the first-team picture.

“Tonight, was about my fitness and obviously trying to show the manager what I can do,” Hibbs told Shaymen TV post-match.

“I’ve not played for a while, so it was obviously exciting to start the game. I think I did alright until the last 15 minutes when I started to feel it a little bit. But, obviously your fitness comes with games.”

“Hopefully, I’ve done enough to maybe work back into the team, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Town will face either Bradford Park Avenue or Selby Town in the final eight and the midfielder was satisfied that Town were able to get the result regardless of the performance.

“It’s always good to win to keep in the cup,” Hibbs said. “Hopefully I can get more game time for myself and it’s a good cup to be in.”

“In the first ten minutes, I thought we started alright. The pitch was ok and then it just churned up and it was hard to get any sort of rhythm going. So, everything was a bit off the cuff. But I thought we played quite well in spells.

“This is a hard place to come, the team was completely changed so it’s hard to just adjust when you’re playing with different players. But I thought we did ok and the main thing was to get the win, which we did.”

Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV right now.

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