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Dag & Red: Great Occasion For Us

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 3 Nov 2016
Posted in First Team

This Saturday sees FC Halifax Town return to the Emirates FA Cup with an away tie against Vanarama National League side Dagenham and Redbridge in the 1st Round.


The game against Brackley Town last weekend saw Town’s impressive 7 wins from 7 come to an end.

Club captain Liam King believes the score was not representative of the way Halifax played.

‘It was a disappointing game, 1-0 up and losing 3-1 in a crazy 15 minutes was frustrating but 3-1 was unfair on us, I felt as though it was even game up until their goal.’

This week however sees the Shaymen return to the first round of the oldest competition in football. After a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Wycombe last season the Shaymen will be hoping for a more positive result against more evenly matched opponents.

King, who has followed manager Billy Heath from North Ferriby in the summer is excited at the prospect of playing in the first round of the FA Cup.

‘I’m looking forward to it because it’s a great occasion for us, I’ve never played in it myself so it will make it even more special.’

The box to box midfielder who has been a key player in Billy Heath’s team so far this year, ahead of the game he says the team hasn’t been considering Saturday’s opponents.

‘Billy Heath lets us concentrate on ourselves rather than looking at the other teams, I’ve not really considered them, they’re obviously up there in the league above and we’re expecting a tough game.’

On progressing, further in the competition King said:

‘The squad’s relatively inexperienced when it comes to the cup but It’s a one-off game and we’ve got nothing to lose by going there.’

King who was one of several additions over the summer is optimistic for the rest of the season.

‘Things have started to gel, there’s still plenty of things to improve on going forward it was just a little hiccup last game we just need to bounce back.’


Halifax are in action on Saturday against Dagenham and Redbridge with kick off at Updates will be available via Twitter and the Shaymen Wall.

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