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Altrincham: Every Game Is Important

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 2 Feb 2017
Posted in First Team

The 23-year-old started the season in fine form, ending preseason as Town’s top scorer, before Tom Denton’s run of form forced Heath to deploy Peniket out wide.


“I have had a few games upfront now, maybe the last three of four and it’s been enjoyable and we’ve been getting results too so I can’t complain.


“Every game is now our most important game, we must look at it like that and not look to far ahead and just grind out results.


“We have to make sure that we are the inform team when the season ends so we get into the play-off in form and then we can mount a challenge.”


Saturdays sees Town head to Altrincham knowing that a victory could see them jump into the play-off places. Altrincham are bottom of the league having picked up just nine points all season but Peniket is certain that Halifax cannot go into the game thinking the win will be easy.


“I don’t think we can go into the game thinking we are going to sweep them aside. I think every game in this league is a tough game. We can’t be complacent we must carry on this good run of form 

and get the three points.


“Stockport was a tough game between two good teams. They set their stall up well.


“After the run, we were on we would have definitely taken ten points from the four games. Overall it was a good point but it is only a good point if we carry on in the next games and get some wins.

The 1-1 draw with Stockport was the Shaymen’s fourth game unbeaten after a surprise change of fortunes saw them turn their worst run this season into one of their best, after a change of system.


“The lads have shown great character. We needed a win and once we got that against Chorley we just took off.


“It was important we turned the form around to give us a chance for the rest of the season.


“With the players that we have, we can change systems easily. We have a big enough squad to be able to do that. Thankfully in the last four or five games we have done that. It’s worked well for us.


“I think we realised after Stalybridge that we were in a bit of trouble and it was a rally round for the lads and a change of system before Chorley.



“It was all about sticking together as a team through the bad patch and continuing to work hard.”

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