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Boston United: Tough Battle Awaits

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 20 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town defender Kevin Roberts is expected a stern physical encounter away to Boston United at the weekend.

The Shaymen look to continue their impressive run of form- 5 wins in all competitions. There is extra buzz around the dressing room after securing a place in the FA Cup 1st round against Harrogate Town last Saturday.

“I thought it was a really impressive performance from the boys. Harrogate did a number on us last time we faced them in what I’d consider to be our worst performance of the season. We wanted revenge and we certainly turned up on Saturday. We were always a threat and they never really put us under pressure” said Roberts.

Special mention to substitute Jake Hibbs who has become internet famous in the past few days after his incredible goal from the half-way line wrapped up the tie for Halifax.

“I didn’t know he could hit that far”, admitted Roberts, “He came on and brought us that extra bit of energy and then for him to pull something off like that was incredible and it wrapped the game up for us. It has something like a million views on Facebook and rightly so, it was an unbelievable finish.”

The Shaymen were drawn against National League side Dagenham and Redbridge in Monday night’s draw – a long journey down to the Victoria Road Stadium awaits on Guy Fawkes night.

“I think we obviously wanted a big name out the hat, League 1 or League 2 side but Dag are an experienced team who are doing well in the league above so its going to be a tough game for us. We travel down there as under dogs but that might play to our advantage” said Roberts.

The focus until then is in the league and Town travel to the Jakeman’s Stadium on Saturday to face a Boston United side who are in a bit of a sticky patch – two draws and a defeat in their last three games.

“I know their form hasn’t been great of late but I’m still expecting a very tough game. They’re known to be a strong physical side so we really have to be up for it this weekend” said Roberts.

“We need to go there with the same attitude that we have done on the road in recent weeks and try and keep a clean sheet. If we can do that it guarantees ourselves a point and then look to try and nick a winner which we’ve been doing of late. There is always the threat that we can score and I’m expecting us to do just that on Saturday.”

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