http://fixturesFC Halifax Town forward Richard Peniket says their 3-1 defeat to Brackley Town is already well behind them as the Shaymen prepare to host fellow challengers Kidderminster Harriers at the MBi Shay Stadium.
The former Harriers star wore the captain’s armband for Halifax for the first time in this week’s 8-1 demolition of Ossett Town in the West Riding County Cup and believes a win on Saturday will be a big message to the other sides at the top.
“It’s going to be a tough game”, he said. “They play some good Football and I have heard nothing but good reports from them all season. I think it is one of those games where if we win it will be real big boost for us and it will make a big statement to the rest of the league.
“You’re always going to lose games in football. The run we went on was brilliant and I don’t think many teams in this league could ever go on a run like that.
“Going 2-1 down to Brackley was a bit of a shock because we’d never really been in that position for a while. Hopefully it was just a slip up and we can put it right on Saturday.”
Born in Stourbridge, just down the road from Kidderminster, Peniket as good as returned home when he made the loan move there from Fulham in 2012 in what turned out to be an incredibly successful campaign.
“They were struggling at first but straight away we started to get results and ended up finishing second in the end so it was a good season.”
“I really enjoyed my time there. I was only playing U21s at Fulham so it was massive change and a good experience.”
Peniket started pre-season by showing everyone what he has in his locked. A stunning brace against Morecambe was enough to make fans think his starting place under Billy Heath was as good as sealed but it didn’t quite turn out that way.
“I had good momentum from pre-season and then I started the season out wide which is frustrating because I enjoy playing upfront.”
“The team play better with one up front and Denton has done brilliant so I can’t complain.”
“I think I am more comfortable playing as a number nine or ten, however. On the left-wing I think I fizzle in and out of games regularly, but I can do a job there for sure and I will always work hard for the team.”
FC Halifax Town welcome Kidderminster Harriers to the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday Afternoon (3pm).
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