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Alfreton: We Have To Do Better

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 8 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

It was a disappointing evening at the Impact Stadium with the Shaymen succuMBing to a defeat to lowly Alfreton. It was a similar story to Saturday with Town struggling to get going for long phases of the match before being punished by former Mansfield and Walsall striker Craig Westcarr’s 61st-minute strike. Jordan Sinnott felt that, despite creating the better chances, it was another frustrating day at the office…

“I think it was quite similar to the Boston game, I thought we started better and we had a good first half. I thought we were unlucky not to go in at half-time one goal up.”

Indeed Halifax did create chances with Denton, King and Wilde all coming in close in the first-half, as Sinnott describes “[the] pick of the chances went to Dents and it was like Saturday, where Browny has had a header and the keeper has just flung his arms out and to make it worse the ball has jumped into the air and he has caught it again.”

Still with those chances town couldn’t snatch a point, again something Sinnott felt was unjust saying: “if we go in 1-0 at half-time, if that, I know in past games we have been good at seeing off games and keeping clean sheets. But, we have got to do better; the second-half they grew into and nullified us and we didn’t have an answer for that.”

It wasn’t all bad for the creative midfielder however as the attack-minded Sinnott managed to get through his first ninety minutes since November, something which obviously pleased Sinnott as he strives to get back to his previous form.

“It’s been tough for me not playing, as I have said before: nobody wants to be injured, you want to be playing games – especially when the team is doing well in the playoffs, you don’t want to sit in the stands and watch, so even though it wasn’t a great night, personally, I’m glad I’ve started the game and got ninety minutes under my belt and hopefully I can get back to where I was before I got injured.”

A clearly frustrated Sinnott then moved on to Saturday, stressing the need to “dig in on Saturday”, feeling it “isn’t important to dwell on things” as we strive to chase down the teams around us.

Of course the digging in will take place against a resurgent Bradford Park Avenue side situated a mere 6 miles from The MBI Shay Stadium – and with it being such a local affair Sinnott feels the form book goes off the table: [on if form matters on Saturday] “not at all; we were unbeaten six or seven games going into this, but we will pick ourselves up and give it a right good go on Saturday.”

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