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Cambridge: Better This Time Around

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 17 Jan 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town host top of the table Cambridge United at The Shay in the Skrill Premier, Shaymen boss Neil Aspin will be expecting a tough test.

Town started the season with the reverse fixture against Cambridge United. The Shaymen lost that game 5-1 after Danny Lowe and Matt Glennon were shown red in the first half. Neil Aspin reflects on the daunting start to the season.

“The game itself was a long game, on the opening day I don’t think we could have had a worse start, certainly as a manager I have never been faced with down to nine men after 15 minutes and obviously with the glare of TV.

Town went on from that game to lose only three of their next ten games that saw them into the top half of the Skrill Premier table.

Aspin looks back on how his side has reacted from the opening day defeat,

“Being the first game at this level it was a hard game to cope with to start with but we have gone on well since then and we go into this game in a much better position than I would have thought after the game as we were coming away from Cambridge.”

Last time out Town secured a good goalless draw at Wrexham; Aspin this time around is looking for goals.

“It shows that when we go away on our travels we are capable of getting a clean sheet and if we do keep it tight then I’m confident we will score goals but that’s a couple of games now without scoring and we need to make sure we can score next week against Cambridge.”

Kick off at The Shay at 3PM this Saturday

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