FC Halifax Town brushed aside table toppers Luton Town on Saturday afternoon at The Shay, we got the thoughts of a jubilant Ryan Crowther after the game.
“The lads are buzzing in the changing rooms there, obviously to beat top of the league 2-0 quite comfortably really, obviously they are a good side and we respect them. But the lads put in a good shift and two nil was a deserved score-line I think.”
Lee Gregory scored his 27th league goal of the season and his 99th FC Halifax Town goal in the second half, the goal meant the Town striker overtook Hatters forward Andre Gray as Skrill Premier top goal scorer. Crowther always has faith in the Shaymen hit man.
“Well he has took it well, he is a good goal-scorer and a good finisher, and he is calm in front of goal. I think he got the defender squared up a bit, Smith was to his left so the defender was in two minds whether to go to the ball or go to the man, in the end he has found the little gap and put it under the keepers legs and that’s what he does best he scores goals.”
Town took the lead in front of the Luton traveling number through Marc Roberts, Crowther believes the first goal was vital.
“The first goal is massive in a game like this, if it went the other way they might have gained a bit of momentum because they had good backing from their fans, but so do we, our fans got behind us and we did get the first goal. It was a great header by Robbo, he is a big lad he might tell you he should get a few more of them but I thought we fully deserved the lead and I think we took it with both hands from there and kicked on.”
Luton Town look like the champions in all but name, Crowther believes a win against the top dogs will be massive in Town’s play-off charge.
“That is what I mean, it makes it that little bit more special, they are the champions elect, they have a very good team a good squad a good backing and a good club, for them to come here and for us to turn them over 2-0 like that, push on for the play-offs and keep this good run going, its five wins on the bounce now. So we are going to keep every game as they come now and hopefully we can take this into Thursday now against Braintree.
“Of course it is realistic, we are fifth at the minute but we don’t really need to look at the table at the minute we just need to keep doing what we are doing. We have won five on the bounce now, take that into Braintree and get another victory, keep plugging away take it game by game.”
FC Halifax have now accumulated four clean-sheets in their last five games, Crowther believes the defence deserve credit for Town’s good form.
“The back four were solid, the midfield three of Marshy, Lois and Matty Pearson, you are not going to get a better midfield three at this level I don’t think, they craft and work hard. The back two of Roberts and Aingie won all their battles and done the simple things well and obviously you have got McManus and James Bolton covering as well at full-back so we look very solid and we have always got a goal in us with Greggers up top going forward.”
Town’s tricky winger believes positive vibes are flowing through the squad ahead of the next fixtures.
“When you are on a role like this you just want the next game to keep coming and keep coming and keep the momentum going and hopefully like I say we can do that against Braintree on Thursday.”
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