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AFC Telford: Hoping To Be Back In Team

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 1 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town were unable to bounce back from their loss to AFC Fylde as they were defeated again, this time against Harrogate Town.

In a game where not many chances were created by the home side, Jack Emmett’s powerful drive was the difference between the two sides and Halifax now slip down to 10th in the league while Harrogate remain near the top spot in 3rd.

Cliff Moyo accompanied Adam Cheshire on the commentary during the game, and after the final whistle gave us a moment of his time to look ahead to the next Halifax game; an away day at AFC Telford United.

Firstly, he mentioned what he believed needed to be done to hopefully see the Shaymen get back to winning ways after their two quick-fire losses…

“I thought Harrogate did a great job controlling the game to their advantage, more second half than first half. But I think we could have brought the game to them a bit more, with playing at home, we’ve got to take rest for the game and not give them many chances”

 “I think you’ve got to look at the positives that we’ve got, but at the same time look at the negatives and look at how you can turn them into positives. I don’t think there’s too much work to do, I think we just need to clear up, brush up a few things defence-wise and how we want to attack the game when we go to Telford. I know the manager will have plans and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see changes. Hopefully myself, I’m hoping to get back into the team. You’ve just got to be positive, you can’t be too negative. But at the same time, you’ve got to see where you can try and improve”

The Telford game could mean that Moyo could return to the starting line-up as he completes his suspension after his sending off in the 4-0 win over Worcester. Moyo is raring to go and can’t wait to get back to the pitch…

“I can’t wait. I just want to get out there. It’s frustrating watching from the side, especially when the lads are losing, I want to be helping them out. I paid my punishment and learnt from it and hopefully I can stay away from any cards and keep it going”

With Halifax creating goalscoring chances left, right, and centre when they faced Fylde, it was a complete contrast during the Harrogate game, with chances coming at a premium. The loss also means another clean sheet goes amiss for the Shaymen who only have two in the seven games they have played. Moyo thinks that both these areas, chance creation and defending, need to be worked on before the long trip to Shropshire…

 “I think we need to look at both to be honest. We want to score, but at the same time we want to keep a clean sheet, that’s one thing we haven’t done for the last couple of games, besides Tamworth and Worcester if I’m right. So I think first and foremost is getting that clean sheet and then the rest will follow”

Despite the Shaymen fans being thoroughly disappointed with the result, Cliff fully expects them to carry on their overwhelming support and backing of the team on Saturday…

“The fans are great. They’re always supporting us either way. So all we have to do is perform on the pitch, keep them happy, and like I said, the rest will follow”

FC Halifax Town will hope to return to winning ways when they travel to AFC Telford United this Saturday, with kick-off coming at 3pm.

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