FC Halifax Town came from behind to beat struggling Gainsborough Trinity 2-1, a result which propelled The Shaymen back into the play-off spots and striker Adam Morgan believes that was the biggest game of the season so far.
Jordan Thewlis put the away side ahead in the first half before a Chris Salt own goal and a poacher’s striker from Morgan gave Halifax the win, a win in which Morgan said cannot be overstated.
“That was the biggest game of the season so far. We don’t want to be people who are melting we want to be people who are strong. We know that the team is strong and we wanted to come out and show everybody that we are.”
It was a great personal accolade for the former Curzon Ashton man himself having come off the bench to score the winner. Morgan has an incredible strike record this season having scored 19 goals in 22 games in all competitions for Curzon Ashton and Halifax Town but recently finding a spot in the starting eleven for his team has been difficult.
Manager Billy Heath has opted to start Tom Denton and Danny Clarke in the forward positions over the last two games and if Morgan is to regain his place in the starting line-up he stated he must let his performances do the talking.
“It’s not ideal, of course I’m not happy being on the bench but not in a bad way I just want to play football. The manager has made the decision and I’ve got to stick with it and show that I’m ready and I believe I did today. Hopefully I can keep doing what I’m doing when I’m called upon, and hopefully I can do well and get back into the team.”
It was a much closer affair than many were predicting with Halifax fighting for the lofty heights of a play-off spot and Gainsborough down in the relegation spots.
Thewlis scored again making it three goals in two games against Heath’s men and Gainsborough were happy to dig in afterwards and make it difficult for the home team. However, Morgan believes this only means that his side deserve more credit for showing a fighting spirit.
“In midfield and at the back they were organised but for me personally I don’t think they offered much going forward, nothing against their front players but I think we really dominated. You could see they can cause problems if you left them. It was massively against the run of play when they scored but it shows we’ve still got that fighting spirit that we shoed earlier on against Salford and it’s important that we keep showing that.”
Since his arrival at the MBi Shay Stadium Morgan has built up a strong relationship with The Shaymen faithful and has been a part of some big performances like this result and the 4-2 victory over Salford City earlier in the season.
The striker has stated that it isn’t a coincidence that when the crowd at The Shay is strong the team’s performance reflects that.
“It’s the little things sometimes that push you over the edge and I believe the fans can be that little bit extra that we need. We believe we’ve got all the tools to get out of this league and the fans will play their part. It was fantastic support tonight and I believe we were excellent on the pitch so it was a good night all round.”
Next up for Morgan and his teammates is FC United of Manchester away on the 25th of March.
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