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FC Halifax Town boss Billy Heath will be focusing back on the league and looking to make it six games unbeaten in all competitions.
The Shaymen are on a terrific run of form and the side will go into the match against Boston United full of confidence looking to make it seven games unbeaten. Last week’s fantastic hard-fought 2-0 victory over Harrogate Town was the best of them all with Jake Hibbs scoring, what can only be described as goal of the round, and Jordan Sinnott getting a bit of help from the defender for Town’s first goal.
“I think we deserved to win the game, I don’t think anybody watching the game couldn’t have denied that we were the better team, it was tough at times but I thought we were tremendous and did really well.”
FC Halifax Town will now face Vanarama National League Premier side Dagenham & Redbridge in the Emirates FA Cup first round proper.
“I’m so pleased because there’s a few lads in our changing room that have never been through to the first round proper and I’m pleased for the club.”
Attention for Billy and the lads now turns to 13th place Boston United on Saturday. The Pilgrims are unbeaten in their last seven league match after playing out an entertaining 3-3 draw to Salford in their last outing.
The Shaymen were coming under a lot of criticism in the early stages for their defensive performances having conceded a needless goals in the opening matches of the season, but things have completely changed now with the side looking to keep their fifth clean sheet in six games – Having only conceded one in that time against Stalybridge Celtic. Steven Drench has been a mere spectator for the side in the recent outings.
“The early games where we were conceding two or three goals it wasn’t particularly defensive; it was to do with the full shape of the team. We are definitely starting to click into play now though.”
The side are starting to click and the results are evidence of that, Billy Heath’s men currently sit one place and a point behind Kidderminster Harriers in the play-offs. A win on Saturday could move The Shaymen up to fourth defending on other results.
“I think the lads are understanding how we want to play, what we are is keeping clean sheets. If you’re going to do well you have got to score goals. The team that wins things and the team that gets where they want to be has to be right defensively as a team.”
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