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FC Halifax Town progress through to the first round proper of the Emirates FA Cup after a well-deserved 2-0 win over fellow Vanarama National League North side Harrogate Town, with Jordan Sinnott and goal of the round, no doubt, from Jake Hibbs.
Captain Liam King had an assured performance in the centre of the park and will be relishing Monday night’s first round draw. Billy Heath’s men looked the better side throughout and were good money for their victory.
We spoke to Liam King after the game to get his opinion on the FA Cup victory…
“It was a solid performance all around. It was similar to last week, we thoroughly deserved the win and we had the most chances, it’s another job done and we’re in the hat Monday so we’ll all be watching out for the draw.”
Harrogate were pushing towards the end for an equaliser which cost them the second goal, the goalkeeper was helpless at the halfway line. Step forward Jake Hibbs with an absolute world-class effort from beyond the halfway line, King was pleased with the resolution of his side and of course Hibbs…
“It always happens, we thought we battled really well at the end and like I said Jake Hibbs has come on, put a right shift in up there and he’s nicked a goal for us. You expect that away from home a bit of pressure, like I said we dealt with it really well and if you look at their chances today they didn’t have many.”
Liam is looking forward to the draw and will be hoping to pull a home draw with the ever-present Shayman faithful cheering them on…
“It’s great to watch that draw on Monday and we’ll all be watching it at home, see who we get, a home draw would be brilliant.”
King will be looking forward to Monday night’s draw and will have one eye on hometown club Mansfield throughout but is not solely focusing on pulling one club…
“Not in particular, my hometown Mansfield I would like to draw them but like I said we’ll take who comes and hopefully get a home draw.”
Our next game is away at Boston United where we will be the visitors to the Jakeman’s Stadium, kick-off is at 3pm.
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