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Boston: Every Game Is Difficult

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

Football returns to FC Halifax Town this Saturday, with Boston United travelling to West Yorkshire looking to avenge their 4-1 defeat from earlier in the season.

The Shaymen however, will be very confident of doing the double over the Pilgrims and extending their unbeaten run to eight games. In the last outing, against Worcester City, Halifax were able to record a 2-1 victory, in a scrappy encounter at Victoria Ground, with Matty Kosylo scoring before Tom Denton bagged his first league goal since October last year.

The striker is now on 13 league goals for the season and remains as the Shaymen’s top scorer – the game time, as well as heading home Halifax’s second was something Denton was pleased about…

“Obviously, it took a bit of watching in the first half, it was a scrappy affair wasn’t it. Billy told me after about half an hour that I’d be coming on at half-time and it was just nice to come on and make a difference really and get a goal and have a hand in the first one as well. So, it was a really good victory really.”

Denton always sets himself the target of scoring at least 20 goals in a season, and with himself now seven goals away, many wouldn’t put him past him to reach his objective…

“Five more and then hopefully kick on and get a few more. I had a good start so it would have been nice to get 20 goals already, but obviously, I found myself out of the team. But, I’ll be working hard to get to that 20-goal mark.”

Halifax easily dispatched Boston at the Jakemans Stadium in the first fixture between the two clubs, with Tom scoring a brace in the 4-1 victory. Tom is confident that a similar result could be witnessed at the Shay when the two sides meet again on the weekend…

“We’re always confident at home to be fair. Yes, we did beat them 4-1 at their ground earlier on the season, but they’ve got a new manager and I think he may have brought in a few new players of his own so obviously, every game is difficult, but with us being at home and in a great vain of form, I would expect us to win”.”

With eight consecutive games without Halifax being on the wrong end of the score line on the horizon, the morale within the squad is at an all-time high, and Denton hopes this confidence level remains at a peak until the end of the campaign…

“Well, we’ve had a week off league action, but we’ve been in training and we’ve had a few behind-closed-doors friendlies and all the lads are buzzing really and looking forward to Saturday and carrying on this form. We’re getting into the business end of the season now and we’re right in the mix so it’s all looking good for the final two months.”

FC Halifax Town welcome Boston United to the MBi Shay Stadium this Saturday, kick-off at 3pm.



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