FC Halifax Town defender Cliff Moyo believes that Tuesday’s away trip to Gainsborough Trinity will be a tough test for the Shaymen, despite going into the game off the back of a 1-0 home win against Stalybridge Celtic.
A Liam King penalty decided the tie after Tom Denton was bundled over in the Stalybridge box. King confidently stepped up to smash home the winner, sending visiting keeper Tony McMillan the wrong way in the process.
Moyo had yet another solid performance in defence in a game that produced very little in the way of chances for both teams, something that Moyo says Town need to bring in their next few games.
“It was a funny one. I think we didn’t really bring the game to them that much, we will take the three points but it could have been a lot better. We were the better team throughout the game but there were times where we were sloppy which we need to tidy up”
That sloppiness gifted Stalybridge the chance to take a point from the game after Daniel Wilkins saw two of his efforts agonisingly hit the post as the Shaymen blushes were spared.
This meant the encounter had a nervy finish as the Shaymen managed to hold on to their one-goal advantage, although Moyo knows that more minutes on the pitch will bring confidence to Town’s game.
“I think we just need to believe in ourselves more than anything. It is going to come with more games, I think the more confident we get, the more we are going to express ourselves a lot more”
On that note, we can now look ahead to Tuesday night where the Shaymen travel to Gainsborough Trinity. Gainsborough are also taking a win into Tuesday night’s game as they comfortably beat AFC Telford United 3-1 on Saturday.
However, Trinity struggled last week against Town’s opponents from Saturday as Stalybridge twice came from behind to earn just their second win of the season, a late Andy Owens penalty sealing the tie for the Celts.
Despite this, Moyo believes that Town will face a tough opponent in Lincolnshire as he does not think previous results have too much of a say in upcoming fixtures.
“I would say no, from knowing this league. Anyone can beat anyone to be fair so we can’t be complacent about it because one team can beat another and then lose the next game”
“Literally, it’s always up in the air, it is a 50/50 game so you can never really call it”
However, the Shaymen can still take some confidence into Tuesday night as a decent run of results have meant that Town remain in the top 10 of the National League North table, seven places above Tuesday’s opponents Gainsborough.
Remember, if you are not travelling down to the game there will be live match updates of all the action from The Northolme along with post-match interviews with Heath and the lads available on the Town website and Shaymen Player HD.
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