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AFC Fylde: It’s How You Bounce Back

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 28 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and so did Billy Heath’s 12 game unbeaten run in a 3-2 loss to AFC Fylde.

Despite creating more chances, FC Halifax Town were unable to come away from the brand new Mill Farm with three points, and have now dropped down to fifth in the Vanarama National League North table while AFC Fylde claim the top spot. However, Scott Garner remains positive regardless of the setback…

“We’re very disappointed. We didn’t want any setbacks really, but I think we’ve come here and played well and dominated the chances and the play really. You’re going to lose at some point and have a setback; it’s how you bounce back though. So we can bounce back on Monday luckily, there’s a game in quick succession. I think we’ve come here and earned their respect, they know we’re a good side. I think they’ve been lucky to win, so we can take the positives out of it, move on and go get a good result on Monday.”

“We’re really disappointed with their equaliser to make it 1-1, but on another day, we could have made it 5 or 6. They had their three goals, where some of them weren’t even proper chances and maybe one other chance in the game. That’s the way it’s gone today, so we’ve been unlucky. We can move onto the next game, so you take them and you leave them”

Garner also believes that the best way to get the team back to winnings ways is to get back onto the pitch as soon as possible, which they will do on Monday against Harrogate Town…

“I think its good news that we’ve got another game so quick. It’s perfect to be able to bounce back within two days, go and put on a really good performance in at home in front of our fans. Get us back on that front foot, winning games and get us back up that league to where we want to be.”

And with the team putting in another strong performance in spite of the loss, Garner reflects on the team’s winning mentality and craving for success…

“Everyone just does their own job and the majority of the time we get the results. We’ve got a really good team here, real strong team. If you come here with a weak team it’ll be a difficult place to come, but we’re a strong team so we go anywhere and expect to win. That’s why even when we draw we still come off disappointed, so yes it’s good to go with a strong team and think that we’ve got a good chance of winning again today.”

And with another fantastic display of the Shaymen faithful attending the game, Scott can’t wait to receive another rapturous welcome on Monday afternoon…

“The fans are great here, they’re so lively. When we score they go nuts with us, probably a bit over the top sometimes, and get themselves in trouble. But it’s great to play in that atmosphere, and they drive you on and suck you forward when you’re chasing the game at the end. I had one drop to me at the end, I would have loved to have put that one in and gone a celebrated with them but unfortunately it wasn’t to be today, so we go again on Monday”

FC Halifax Town welcome Harrogate Town to the MBi Shay Stadium this Monday with kick-off coming at 3pm.

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