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FC United Of Manchester: Came Out Of The Blocks Well

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 26 Mar 2017
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With AFC Fylde, Chorley and Salford City all suffering defeats this weekend, FC Halifax Town’s professional 3-0 victory at Broadhurst Park saw them move up to third in the table with a game in hand on the teams around them, as well as the league leaders.

Focusing on the bigger picture the Halifax centre-half expressed his disappointment of previous fixtures such as the 1-0 defeat at home to Gloucester that have restricted the team being even higher in the standings.

“Looking at previous fixtures I think we should have at least another seven or eight points on our total, which would put us right up there with Fylde. It’s frustrating but we’ve picked ourselves up again, we’re still battling away and hopefully can do the job in the play-offs.

Returning to yesterday’s action, glorious sunshine shone down on Broadhurst Park as Town produced a dazzling opening forty-five minutes to seal the points before the half-time whistle.

“We came out the blocks and did the damage early on, which meant they had to come and put some pressure on us but they didn’t offer anything across the 90 minutes so it was an extremely comfortable afternoon for us in the sun” said Garner.

Dion Charles has shown glimpses of his ability in previous games, however yesterday we saw the on-loan Fleetwood midfielder totally dictate proceedings; beating players with ease and opening his account for the club in emphatic style with a wonderful strike into the top corner.

“Dion was bright all afternoon and his first goal for the club was a mark of true quality. Sinnott’s too was a well-taken strike and then him and King were clever with the quick-free kick to wrap the game up for us” said the defender.

Jordan Sinnott’s first strike for the club since his return from injury has been a long time coming, but was worth the wait when he flicked the ball up with his left foot before switching to the right- unleashing a volley into the top corner, leaving United goalkeeper Carnell routed to the spot.

“Sinnott strikes the ball so well, his technique is brilliant” claimed Garner, who was in full praise of his team-mate on Shaymen Player HD. “He didn’t slash it, just placed it neatly into the top corner and I’m delighted he’s got his goal.”

With Matty Kosylo possibly returning to training next week, the Shaymen are in a great place ahead of the gigantic fixture against Kidderminster Harriers next week. Victory would take Halifax to within two points of the Harriers in second place.

“They gave us a really tough game when they played us earlier in the season”, recapped Garner, “We had to defend well as they were very bright up top. We battled hard and got the job done.

To take another three points off one of your rivals is vital, especially at the timing of this fixture. We go there in full confidence and hopefully can have a similar result like we’ve just had – attacking from the off and getting an early goal” Garner concluded.

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