Goalkeeper Sam Johnson has hailed FC Halifax Town’s defensive performance after another solid defensive performance secured The Shaymen a 0-0 draw away to Gateshead FC on Monday.
Billy Heath’s side earned their fifth clean sheet from seven matches with a goalless draw at the International Stadium, an achievement even more impressive considering Town were down to ten men for the final 25 minutes after Matty Kosylo was sent off.
Johnson was full of praise for Town’s defence, who have conceded just four goals in seven matches. “We pride ourselves on keeping clean sheets,” said Johnson. “Garns (Scott Garner) and Browny (Matty Brown) are different class in front of me and they were last season as well.”
“So, we’ve just got to keep that going and hopefully we can pick up some more points if we can get in a few more goals.
“I thought we grafted really hard especially being down to ten men but, that’s what we’ve done all season so far and we’ve kept five clean sheets out of seven, so hopefully we can keep that up.”
“I think we’re looking forward to going away from home this season. We’ve got a good following with us and we haven’t conceded a goal yet away from home so hopefully we keep that up.”
Halifax came close to breaking the deadlock in the first-half with Kosylo and Adam Morgan hitting the woodwork whilst Tom Denton had a goal ruled out for offside. And, Town’s number one believes they were unfortunate not to find the breakthrough in the opening period.
“We had a couple of good chances to be fair”, said Johnson. “Sometimes it just doesn’t fall for you and I think we were a bit unlucky, especially in the first half when he hit the bar and hit the post quite a few times. Hopefully that luck will change in the next few games.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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