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Darlington: Performance Much Better

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 2 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

The FC Halifax Town right-back felt a more positive atmosphere at full-time despite the score-line finishing up at 2-2 against Darlington.

Roberts described the game as a ‘typical festive affair- very scrappy, not a lot of time on the ball but both teams playing at full pelt’.

All eyes were on striker Adam Morgan as he made his home debut for the club and delivered with another two goals against the Quakers. Morgan didn’t need the help of Jameson this time round – his first had the Darlington keeper rooted to the spot and Jameson could only direct Morgan’s long-range effort towards the top right corner.

“Morgan’s been tremendous for us already” said Roberts, “He’s different to what we have in attacking options – a real old school poacher. He’s also great at dropping in the hole and making runs out wide which he did time and time again yesterday. Dents (Tom Denton) has really enjoyed linking up with him in his first few games for us” he added.

Despite Morgan putting the Shaymen ahead for the second time on 65 minutes, Darlington responded four minutes through skipper Kevin Burgees from a corner, a goal Roberts and many of the Halifax players believe shouldn’t have been awarded.

“From defensive point of view it’s obviously disappointing to give away a two goal lead, however their second we all thought there was a foul on Clarke in the build-up. He had two arms all over the back of him but the ref’s not seen it which has been our luck in past week with some decisions in recent games” said Roberts.

Despite a much improved performance Billy Heath’s remain without a victory in nine games – Roberts however believes the team have turned a corner.

“Telford at home and Darlington away were very poor performances, but I think the crowd went home happy despite it obviously being just a point. Stalybridge is up next and they’re a side who are really struggling and scrapping down at the bottom so hopefully we can capitalize on that and start to get a run of form going” said Roberts.

 

 

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