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Alfreton Town: We Need To Stop Them Playing

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 29 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town Midfielder David Lynch believes that every game will be tough as the Shaymen look to stay in and around the Vanarama National League North play-off places.

A positive run of form in recent weeks sees Town currently sat within one point of Darlington 1883 in the last play-off spot, but with a game in hand compared to The Quakers.

Following Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Stockport County, Lynch says that the squad will continue to work hard as the fixtures become more crucial towards the back end of the season, starting with Alfreton Town on Tuesday night.   

“It will be a tough game. No matter where the team is in the league it will always be a tough game. One thing we will always do and what the gaffer demands of us is that we work hard, first we go there and stop them playing”.

Despite the zero-score line at the weekend, the game was packed full of action as both sides battled for the three points. The Shaymen were especially on top in the second half and limited Stockport’s attacking threat. However, Lynch acknowledges that some wrong decisions may have affected the result.  

“If you had said after the Stalybridge game that we would get ten points from the last four then everybody including the gaffer would have taken that. Based on the second half performance I thought we were in the ascendancy, we were the team looking to create chances.

“We were just guilty at times of making the wrong decisions. Me personally, I got into a good position, I have watched it back now and I could have squared it or got a shot off.

“It was just a case of when we did get into the final third we made the wrong choices but I do not think anyone can deny the football we played at times was very good.

“Obviously, they are a good side, league table never lies. They make it hard for you but we managed to create the chances… You cannot win every game, you are never going to score four or five goals in every game, it maybe should have been three points but we will settle for a point and move on”.

As Lynch said, we can now move on as attention turns to Tuesday night’s clash against Alfreton Town. The Reds have lost two of their four games in 2017 and currently sit just above the relegation spots.

They have struggled to climb up the table so far, this season although, despite this, Lynch is expecting a difficult game at the Impact Arena and believes that The Shaymen will have the right attitude come Tuesday.

“We are not ‘big time Charlie’s’ enough to go there and think we will get a result because they are a good side and have good players. If you don’t do your job and play the ugly side of the game then you will never get anything out of it, that is just a given.

“We will go there in the right frame of mind and, if we go and do the right things, the result will take care of itself.

“The fans understand this league it is tough, it is probably the toughest league because of the intensity and the demands on your body for every single game. If you are not at it, no matter who you pay against, then you do not get your reward”.

Remember, if you cannot make it to Alfreton then you can listen to live match commentary along with text updates on Shaymen Player HD and the club website respectively.

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