After a cagey first half, FC Halifax Town rallied to a second half thrashing, and ended the game comfortably after a 4-1 away win at the Jakemans stadium.
Two goals from Tom Denton and Alex Simmons elevated The Shaymen back into the play-offs as they now sit 4th in the table.
Billy was delighted with the second half:
“It’s a good result but I wasn’t really pleased at half time, even though we were one nil up. I thought we looked out of sorts, and just looked a little flat at times, even though we were in control.
But at half time we said to the boys they’ve got to work a little harder and press a little harder and if we can raise it even 10% we could finish the game off.”
It was a tale of two halves for the Shaymen as the second half saw a goal scored within the first minute. Soon after The Pilgrims then went down to ten men and The Shaymen took full advantage of this.
Billy pointed out that full back Josh Wilde had a particularly good game:
“I thought first half Josh Wilde was the best player on the pitch, he just looked in control and didn’t put a foot wrong. It’s also good to see Simmons bag a couple of goals, they played well. And Denton was always a threat up top, they couldn’t handle him physically. They made us seem like ourselves in the second half.
“The disappointing thing is that we conceded, but I can’t complain too much when you come to Boston and win 4-1, it is a really difficult place to come to.”
Back in the hunt for play-offs The Shaymen have had a turn around in fortunes in the past few games, and Billy puts it down to balance.
“I just think the balance of the team is better. You’ve got to remember today we’ve got three defenders missing, no defensive players covering. It’s another huge performance from us today and I think that the balance of the team is better than it was six weeks ago.
We’re more solid and destructive in the midfield area, and that’s what you’ve got to do. And when you win games your confidence grows and we’re confident at the moment.
On Tuesday FC Halifax Town will be hopeful on continuing this momentum as they face FC United at home.
“We’re very confident about Tuesday. Hopefully there will be a big crowd. Every game we go into we just say let’s keep this run going. It’s just the next game, you don’t focus on the one on Saturday or the one next week, it’s just all about Tuesday and keeping the run going. We’re into a nice little groove at the moment and we want to keep it going, just keep getting the wins in the column and keep going up the table.”
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