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Hyde: He’s Always Going To Score

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 9 Mar 2014
Posted in First Team

Having resoundingly overcome Hyde FC Matty Pearson and co are galloping towards the play-offs in the final sprint of the season.

With only four points separating third and eighth place FC Halifax Town are amongst the chasing pack trying to pluck a coveted play-off spot away from their rivals. As a confident Pearson believes improved away form from now till the end of the season is an absolute necessity:

“It was a good game we knew that we had to win and it is a great time to get some away form under our belts so hopefully it will look good come the end of the season.”

Far from being promotion chasing pretenders Pearson believes that Town have the capabilities to flourish instead of being overwhelmed by the final 10 league fixtures which includes five away trips:

“I honestly believe that we can. Like I said it is a great time to get some away form and if we can match our away form with our home form then I don’t see why we can’t.”

The mauling of Hyde represented only a second away win in the Skrill Premier for FC Halifax Town this term having previously only defeated Dartford just before Christmas. Yet with Neil Aspin instructing his midfield trio of Lois Maynard, Paul Marshall and Pearson to function in a different way the England C international finds that the tactical reshuffle will collectively strengthen the team:

“In the last two games I’ve been given a more advanced role so I’m playing higher up the pitch and I am enjoying it with Marshy and Lois behind me we’ve got a good structure to the team. I think that we’re all working well at the moment and we need to continue doing that so we can keep getting the results we need.”

With the majestic Lee Gregory grabbing his third hat-trick of the season and his 11th goal of 2014 Pearson feels in awe of the lethal finisher:

“A few of the lads were giving him a bit of stick for not scoring in the last couple of games. But Greggers is great you just know that he’s always going to score.”

Having endured an arduous return journey from Jordan whilst on England C duty Pearson felt fatigued whilst having to contend with a dry and difficult Ewen Fields pitch:

“I felt that I did some good passing it is a heavy pitch and it was hard to get amongst them. I just wish that I ran around a bit more. It’s just one of them at the end of the day you just need to get your head down and work hard.”

As well as competing for England C in a 1-0 victory over Jordan U23’s Pearson and his fellow international colleagues worked with refugees from Syria and Jordan. With the experience providing a lot of perspective for the 20 year-old midfielder:

“It is an eye opener you don’t realise how good you have it sometimes and seeing them is just an experience that I’ll always remember. To see their country and how they live is an experience to remember for so many different reasons.”

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