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Gloucester City: We Did Our Job

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 9 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

The Tigers of Gloucester City were tamed on Saturday as goals from Alex Simmons and Liam King helped FC Halifax Town to a deserved 2-0 victory. Both goals came either side of half-time with the hosts never really testing Steve Drench in the Halifax goal.

The result means that the Shaymen have moved up to 6th place in the league, only 1 point behind Kidderminster Harriers.

We spoke to skipper Liam King after the game…

“We knew it was going to be a tough game. They’re a good side, to be fair, they passed it really well, but we did our job. At the end of the day, we’ve come and done our job, won the ugly way and that’s what you’ve got to do in this league if you want to be successful”

The captain scored once again for the Shaymen, bagging his third goal of the season so far. After Josh MacDonald was fouled in the area, King stepped up to convert the spot-kick and double Halifax’s lead. However, the three points for the team is much more important…

“As long as we’re winning, that’s what it’s about. The gaffer just said, there were people on the pitch doing jobs that were a little foreign to them, because we just adapted to their system. We’ve seen it out ever so well, I think it was just a professional performance all round to be honest. Like I said, it was an ugly game, it probably wasn’t very good on the eye, but look it’s 2-0 and we’ve climbed the league.”

The penalty also came as a result of a great counter attack by the visitors. Halifax capitalised on a failed Gloucester corner, the ball finding Sinnott who then found MacDonald on the right before he was brought down in the penalty area. MacDonald’s performance definitely put him in the skipper’s good books…

“I’ve just said to Josh MacDonald, he’s done a shift for the lads today, he’s tracking back a lot and he’s won us the game because that little bit of brilliance  he did won us the penalty. That’s all it takes. When you’ve got players on the pitch like himself, they can get you them chances and obviously win the penalty”

And with FA Cup action returning next Saturday, King remains focused ahead of the West Yorkshire cup clash…

“It’s always going to be tough. They came to the Shay and beat us at the start of the season. I’m expecting a tough game, but it’s a cup-tie, it’s all to play for. They won’t be happy with drawing us either, so it’s swings and roundabout s and we’ll try go and get a result on Saturday.”

FC Halifax Town return to action against Harrogate Town on Saturday at the CNG Stadium with kickoff coming at 3pm.

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