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Cambridge: A Great Unit

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 3 May 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town midfielder Paul Marshall believes his side are ‘100% confident’ of obtaining the result they need when they travel to the Abbey Stadium to take on Cambridge United, in the second leg of their Skrill Conference Premier Semi-Final.

Town’s 1-0 win at the Shay on Wednesday has given them a narrow advantage to take down south, but Marshall is confident of his side’s chances.

“We 100% believe we can win the game on Sunday. I think our team are a great unit, but we’re not just a team that works hard, we’re a team that has a lot of ability as well, and with both of those qualities, we fully believe we can go there and get the result we need.”

The Shaymen’s last trip to the Abbey ended in disaster, when they lost 5-1 on the opening day of the season, but the Town midfielder says his side won’t be thinking about that game when they visit there again on Sunday.

“We were unlucky on that day. We were winning 1-0, and if we hadn’t have had two men sent off, you never know what could have happened. But I think we’ve got better over the course of the season, and you could say that they’re worse now than before, but the lads aren’t looking at that first game. We just take each one as it comes now.”

Neil Aspin’s side will go into Sunday’s game with great confidence, after winning five of their last six away games, and Marshall says his side will be going out to win the game.

“We’re going to put under a lot of pressure on Sunday. We just need to go there and adapt our play and put the same amount of effort we did on Wednesday.”

Town were backed by over 3,500 at the Shay on Wednesday, and Paul is hopeful the Shaymen will be powerfully backed in Cambridge too.

“The fans were a different class on Wednesday. It was a great turn out, and if we were able to get to Wembley, it would be great for them too.”

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