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Gateshead: Executed Game Plan Exactly As We Wanted

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Posted by Will Hopper
Posted on Tue 28 Aug 2018
Posted in Interviews

FC Halifax Town got straight back to winning ways yesterday with a 1-0 victory over Gateshead. The official website spoke to manager Jamie Fullarton after the game to get his thoughts on the team’s “bounce-back-ability”.

“We’re always disappointed when we don’t win, and the way we lost on Saturday is very difficult. The quick turnaround gives us the old cliché of being able to put it behind us, but we’ve got to remain balanced. How I work with the players, our approach is game by game and trying to focus on win the next game, which thankfully we’ve done today”.

Jordan Preston got his account up and running with the only goal of the game. The goal came just seconds before halftime, so we asked Jamie how this affected his team talk. Although he wouldn’t reveal exactly what he said to the players, he was very impressed with what he’d seen in the first 45 minutes.

“The first 45 minutes the players understood what was asked of them and they executed the game plan exactly how we want. It’s a difficult conversation at half time because half time is used to give two or three points about how we can implement the game plan better, but at that point they had executed it in the way we were looking for and gotten their just rewards”.

Preston’s goal was enough to secure the three points and as things currently stand, The Shaymen sit top of the Vanarama National League. Although it is still very early in the season, Jamie Fullarton was pleased with the start his side has made.

“It’s a reflection on the first month. We’ve played seven games, won five and lost two which has put us there now. However, September is the same as we have another seven games, which then by the end of that gives us a third of the season over. By then we’ll have an idea of how it balances off but it’s still very early in the season”.

It certainly has been a great start to the season and The Shaymen will be looking to continue their fine form this Saturday against Sutton United. You can view the full post-match interview with manager Jamie Fullarton right now on Shaymen TV.

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