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Alfreton: Time To Go All Guns Blazing

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 6 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

With just 12 games remaining (14 for the Shaymen), Kosylo fully believes the league isn’t as full-gone concluded as many predict.

“There are some massive games ahead for us, Fylde at home the obvious one.  If we get the results, we need and take are games in hand we will be on their tails along with the rest of us so I expect the league to have a few more twists to come” said Kosylo.

Looking back at the previous fixture, the Shaymen star admits Halifax ‘huffed and puffed’ against Boston United, far below the performance levels we have seen in recent weeks. 

“I think maybe we went into this one too over-confident” suggested Kosylo. “Boston right from the first whistle squeezed us, were quicker to the second balls and very compact which set the tone of the game. Our attacking play wasn’t up to our usual standards, myself included.”

Kosylo added Town could have no excuses for dropping two points on Saturday. In a game with few positives to take, one was another stellar performance from Matty Brown. 

“He’s (Brown) looked class since returning from injury. Him and Garner alongside each other has really solidified us” said Kosylo after they recorded their 4th clean sheet in five games. “That coMBined with our eight game unbeaten run shows that we are a united team.”

With Alfreton’s clash with Stalybridge Celtic postponed at the weekend, many are fearing a third cancellation of our fixture with them is on the cards.

Tuesday is one of two games in hand Billy Heath’s side have against their play-off rivals, and Kosylo is aware of the importance of securing all three points.

“It’s a cliché but it really is a cup final- all these remaining games are. We’re confident we can keep another clean-sheet and I think I can speak for the rest of our attacking players when I say we know what we need to raise our levels again if we want to start scoring more goals.”

Despite Alfreton struggling in league form, Kosylo isn’t underestimating them.

“People talk a lot about form and recent results but in this league, it doesn’t really matter. Some days you expect to beat teams and end up having a difficult afternoon. Boston and Altrincham are prime examples of that” said Kosylo.

“We’ll go into Tuesday’s game as if we’re going against a side in top form, we won’t be planning to take them likely and hopefully can go out guns blazing” he added.

There will be live audio commentary from North Street on Tuesday Evening on Shaymen Player HD from 7:30pm. You can also follow the action as it happens on Shaymen Wall and social media (@FCHTOnline) 


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