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Brackley Town: It Just Shows That We’re Finally Clicking

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 27 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town made it seven successive victories on Tuesday night against FC United after another convincing 3-1, courtesy of a second brace in two matches from Tom Denton and a well worked Jordan Sinnott goal.

Kevin Roberts has played a crucial role in The Shaymen’s fantastic defensive run, which has seen the side concede only three goals in the last seven matches. We spoke to Kevin Roberts about his thoughts on the match against Brackley on Saturday.

Brackley Town come into the match as one of only three sides in the division unbeaten away from home, alongside Chorley and AFC Fylde. The Northamptonshire side are also very solid at the back only letting 15 goals past them – The third lowest goals conceded in the division…
“It’s going to be a really difficult game as they’re unbeaten away from home with a good defensive record. I think we’re just going to have to be patient on Saturday and not get frustrated if they are putting a lot of men behind the ball.”

Playing alongside Scott Garner, Nathan Hotte and Josh Wilde has been fantastic for Roberts in recent matches and conceding silly goals has been eradicated from Billy Heath’s side…
“They’ve all been solid for the past ten games or so, with the inclusion of Cliff Moyo and Daniel Hone as well. At the start of the season we were conceding too many easy goals which was unlike the way we thought we were going to be. We knew we had to tighten that up, we’ve put the work in the last ten games and cut them goals down.”

The confidence is streaming through the side with the victories, but also keeping it tight at the back only conceding those three goals in seven outings. A win on Saturday could potentially take Billy Heath’s men up to second. Darlington currently lie three points above Halifax and table-toppers Fylde are seven points clear of The Shaymen at the summit, Roberts will be looking to chase the Lancashire side and dislodge them off top spot…

“It just shows that we’re finally clicking and hopefully we can carry it on and keep getting more points on the board and stay in the play-offs, but also try to go one further and start catching teams above us.”

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