Having booked their place in the First Round of the FA Cup, it’s time to return to league action this Saturday as FC Halifax Town make the trip to Boston United for their Vanarama National League North clash.
The Shaymen beat Harrogate to advance through the prestigious competition with Scott Garner putting in a man of the match performance against the Sulphurites, pleasing both his manager and the supporters who made the trip to Wetherby Road.
We spoke to Scott about his thoughts on the upcoming game against his former employers, and it was clear to see he was brimming with confidence…
“Saturday was a great game to play, everyone was working hard for each other and you could sense the togetherness and we seem like we’re rolling now. We go into games full of confidence. I think we’ve just got to keep doing exactly what we’re doing. We work hard in the first fifteen, twenty minutes to get our foothold in the game, and then we just seem to have too much for teams. We’ve got to keep that going now and get a good three points again this Saturday. It’s a really exciting fixture and one to look forward to. Two in-form teams but I’m sure we’ll go and get the three points.”
Scott reveals his stellar performances in Halifax’s defence are not only beneficial to himself, but can also help the team out as a whole…
“When coming to a new club you want to win people over at the start, so it’s been a great start and I’m just pleased we’re winning games. But, on a personal level, I’m pleased with my performances. Got to keep my head down and keep producing them.
I think players are thriving off each other as well. Everyone is good at their job; everyone is a top player in their position so you’re don’t have to do each other’s jobs so it comes together and wins games. If you concentrate on doing your job and rely on others doing theirs then it’s easier. We’ve just got to keep going, and we’re looking good.”
Scott joined the Shaymen in the summer from the Pilgrims and is looking forward to the trip back to Lincolnshire. Despite the trip down memory lane though, Scott only wants to take one thing from the game; those vital three points…
“I played a lot of games at Boston, so going back there will be good. I’d expect quite a good reception but it wouldn’t bother me either way. All I’m concentrating on is getting the three points and I’m really keen to keep this run going and keep piling our points up. I wouldn’t want to be in any other team going back there. I’m confident in our team and how good we are, and the players we’ve got, so I’m really pleased with the team I’m taking there to get three points hopefully. You never want to go back to your old club and lose, it’s a bit embarrassing. That’s not the plan at all.”
And looking even further ahead to Halifax’s FA Cup tie against Dagenham & Redbridge, Scott may have been initially dissatisfied in the draw, but still believes his team can come out victorious and advance further into the competition…
“It was a bit disappointing. I really fancied one of the big ones in League One. I also wanted Coventry at the Ricoh Arena, because that’s where I’m from.
Sheffield United, Bolton, any of those teams, I really fancied to have a go at one of them. Was a bit of an anti-climax how quickly we came out of the hat; I wanted it to go on a bit before we were picked! It’s Dagenham & Redbridge so we’ll take it. We’ll go down there and hopefully we’ll get through to the next round again. It’ll be a difficult one; they’re going well in the National League, but we’re strong team as well so I think it’ll be a good tie, so we’ll see what happens.
FC Halifax Town face Boston United at the Jakemans Stadium this Saturday at 3pm.
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