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King’s Lynn Town: Delighted With The Goal

Posted by Rohit Bains
Posted on Wed 15 Dec 2021
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FC Halifax Town made it back-to-back wins last night after defeating King’s Lynn Town 2-0. Matt Warburton scored the opener and spoke to Shaymen TV after the match.

After a goalless first half, it took Halifax 63 minutes to find the first goal on the scoresheet when Kieran Green played a through ball into the box that Warburton latched onto before drilling an effort across the King’s Lynn goalkeeper and in. It was the attacker’s second goal in two games – something he was pleased about; “I’m delighted because it’s something I’ve not been happy with this season in terms of contributing to goals,” he said. “It’s been playing on my mind, but I am happy with my assist ratio even though goals have been hard to come by for some reason. The two goals in the last two games are nice, but overall it’s good to get six points from a potential six.”

Warburton’s finish was calmly taken after receiving Green’s through ball, and the 29-year-old spoke on the goal; “I didn’t feel calm,” he amusingly first explained. “Greeny has got this, don’t tell him, just give him eye contact, and he’ll slide it through nature. Then I knew where the goal was so I thought as long as I hit it through it’s got a chance, so it was nice to see the net ripple, to be honest.”

Matt added by reiterating he wanted more goals; “It’s one of those, I find myself in goal-scoring situations quite a bit and I need to start putting them away. I had one in the first half I should have done better with, whether it was a cut-back or a shot. But, I am delighted with the goal.”

The attacking midfielder later went on to summarise the match against the league strugglers; “It was a tough one, King’s Lynn came here and had a clear plan – they’d have been happy with a point with no disrespect to them,” Warburton said. “They slowed the game down and stayed compact when we had them low in their own box, and it was difficult to break them down. Gaffer (Pete Wild) said the game reminded him of Pontefract Collieries at home when they sat in with seven and I think that’s how us lads felt it.”

“I felt if we got one then we would have been comfortable because Sam Johnson at the back was outstanding coming out for crosses, but it was a different tactical battle from Wealdstone on Saturday as they went a bit more direct. We played well though and grinded it out, we will find games like this but it’s a compliment to us that teams come here and set up like that.”

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