On Tuesday, the Shaymen registered their first victory of 2019 with a 1-0 defeat of Maidstone United, to bolster a renewed sense of optimism and move further up the Vanarama National League.
After the match FC Halifax Town manager Jamie Fullarton, commented:
“I’m delighted to get the three points, another clean sheet and I thought it was a very professional and business-like performance away from home.
“One thing tonight showed was the togetherness of the group… the belief in what we are trying to do and the players attitude and application.
“We thoroughly deserved the win, we had created numerous clear-cut chances before we scored.”
During the first half the Shaymen had to make two enforced substitutes as Dayle Southwell came off inside the first 20 minutes, followed by Ben Tomlinson towards the end of the half due to suspected injuries. Fullarton commented:
“We went with a very positive and proactive bench and we were coming to win the game.
“It benefited us, having to make the enforced changes which was to two attacking players in the first half.”
Loanee striker Scott Quigley came on to replace Southwell and scored the winning goal to open his account in a FC Halifax shirt.
“I am delighted for him, but it is a group not just about an individual who scores it.
“It is an area that we need to improve on (scoring goals) but again another clean sheet and a deserved win tonight.”
The West Yorkshire side now move up to 15th place in the Vanarama National League, and their next opponents are relegation threatened Havant & Waterlooville at the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday.
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