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Boston United: Win Is The Most Important

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 23 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town ran out comfortable winners against Boston United, beating The Pilgrims 4-1 thanks to braces from both Alex Simmons and Tom Denton.

Another player who had a stand out performance was Josh Wilde, the left-back put in a man of the match performance and credited teammate Simmons for his quality performances as of late.

“I thought I played really well today. I’m getting better as each game comes and I’m feeling more comfortable, a bit more relaxed. I think it’s showing now that we’ve got a regular performer with Simmons in front of me, it can be a bit difficult when you’re mixing it up because different players make different runs. We’re getting to know each other and hopefully it’s showing.”

Halifax put in one of their strongest performances so far this season as the score line suggests. Making it six wins on the bounce, a feat which Halifax last did as far back as 2012.

Unfortunately, the one blemish on a near perfect performance for the Shaymen, was the one goal conceded. With Jay Rollins stealing a yard and tapping home a cross from former Halifax Town man Waide Fairhurst. Wilde was disappointed with the goal but is keen to look at the result as opposed to the score line.

“I don’t think they really deserved that goal. Drench didn’t really have that much to do. It’s just one of those things. Obviously as a defender I’m disappointed but the win is most important and we got that.”

The win is what the team looks to deliver but as a defender another statistic that Wilde can take pride from is the lack of goals The Shaymen are conceding at the moment, as Wilde explains;

“It’s six in a row now. Unfortunately, we conceded today and it wasn’t a great goal to concede but a win is a win and that makes it only two goals conceded in six games now so I’m really pleased with how we’re doing at the moment.”
Gregg Smith saw red for the home side in the 57th minute as Halifax led 2-0 and the game shifted into a much more open match.

This built up to the home before two stunning strikes from Simmons and Denton put the game beyond all doubt. Smith was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Wilde himself and the defender acknowledged how it opened the game but warned that seeing your opposition go down to ten men is not always a blessing.

“The red card opened up the game a lot. Sometimes it can make it harder because they can then sit back and try catch you on the counter but we put in a disciplined performance again and we’re showing that given time to gel we can really show what we can do.”

Wilde and his teammates will be hoping they can turn in another performance of the same quality when they face FC United of Manchester at the MBi Shay Stadium on the 25th of October.

Watch the full interview on Shaymen Player HD right now.

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