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Gloucester City: Great Away Performance

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 9 Oct 2016
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It was a fantastic performance from the team all round with Alex Simmons and Liam King putting Gloucester City to the sword as Billy Heath’s men claimed all three points at Whaddon Road.

We spoke to Nathan Hotte after the game to get his reaction on the performance and the faultless victory.

Nathan Hotte was a fantastic deputy for the injured Daniel Hone slotting into centre-back without a hitch when Hone was forced off midway through the first half. Hotte was not fazed by the early forced substitute…

“I’ve played centre-half quite a lot of times, it’s no different from where I play, its two games in a row where I’ve had to come on for somebody injured when I have been there so I have had to get warm sharpish. I don’t mind playing centre-half, it’s easy to slot in there it’s fine.

Nathan was very happy with the result and the three points…

“It’s a great away performance, they’re a good team. We kept our shape and at the end of the day its three points which puts us back in the mix again.”

It was a physical game today with the ball spending majority of the time being knocked up by Gloucester’s goalkeeper to Halifax’s defenders, Hotte was happy with the solidity of the back four…

“That’s what you’ve got to be like, when you’re away from home you’ve got to be solid and it gives us that platform to go and get the three points. We keep a clean sheet it gives us that margin of chance to go on and win the game which we’ve done.”

The 28-year-old will be hoping to keep the good run of form up against local rivals Harrogate in the FA Cup fourth preliminary round…

“It’ll be a hard game to go there and it’s a great incentive to go there and get to the first round proper of the FA cup which we’ve got to win a few games to get there. It’s another thing ticked off for the lads to get to the first round proper.”

FC Halifax Town travel to fellow Vanarama National League North side Harrogate Town at the CNG Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup fourth preliminary round on Saturday, with the first round proper just around the corner. 

 

 

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