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Gainsborough Trinity: Billy Heath Prematch

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 12 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town continued their good form after a 1-0 victory over Stalybridge meant that the Shaymen took seven points from a possible nine.

The form is something that Billy Heath was firm about. The former North Ferriby United boss saw his side slumped to back to back defeats against AFC Fylde and Harrogate Town. Now wins against Stalybridge and Telford partnered with a draw against Salford has seen his team shoot right back up the league.

When asked about the run of form the manager had this to say: “It’s been a great return, seven points from the last three games. It wasn’t the best game of football against Stalybridge but it was about getting those three points. Now the next few games are going to be important to get us back up there.”

The next game against Gainsborough Trinity will provide the platform for Heath’s men to take 10 points from 12 games and many fans would have been forgiven in thinking that the game may have been one of the straighter forward affairs for Halifax.

But Trinity managed to beat Telford 3-1 in their last game and will face Halifax at home in with good form and confidence by their side. Heath was quick to point out the unpredictability of this league in his interview and despite Gainsborough possessing a threat to his team, he believes it is paramount that Halifax’s run continues.

Bar a minor knock to Matthew Kosylo, this was the first time in a long time we have seen the Shaymen virtually injury free with Liam King making his full return to the side over the last couple of games. When asked if his team will be injury free against Gainsborough, Heath stated: “We may be yes. Josh Macdonald had to come off because his hamstring was a little tight so that’s touch and go so we’ll have to see in the next 24 hours what happens with him. But fingers crossed it may be or it may not be.”

You can see FC Halifax Town’s next game against Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday the 13th of September, 7:45pm at The Gainsborough Martin & Co Arena.

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