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Luton: We Do Well At Home

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 28 Mar 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town recorded their first televised win of the season on Monday night, when they beat fellow playoff hopefuls Alfreton Town 2-0 courtesy of a Lee Gregory brace, and will be looking to take their impeccable form into their next game, with top of the league Luton Town.

Matt Glennon has kept three consecutive clean sheets and hopes his contribution can help the team this weekend: “I just need to keep making saves and the lads in front of me need to do their jobs and we’ve got every chance of keeping Andre Gray quiet.

“It was a very good performance against Alfreton, we needed to keep the pressure on to get into the playoffs and obviously Alfreton have had a very good season. They’ve just had three points deducted so they’d be even further ahead in the table so it was a tough game but at home we play well and we score goals so and that’s what we did.”

There are many reasons that Halifax are on such a hot-streak right now but Town’s stopper puts the team’s recent success down to the players keeping fit at the right time of the season: “Everyone has been staying fit which is one of the most important factors. We had a little dip mid-season so I think everyone staying fit and getting to play games together and getting to know each other really well has definitely helped.”

Lee Gregory captained the team on Monday night in the absence of Danny Lowe and his brace puts him on a stellar 98 goals for Halifax. The Shaymen’s star striker is currently competing against none other than Luton’s Andre Gray to become the Skrill Conference Premier league top goal scorer and providing he scores and Glennon keeps another clean sheet, he will sit pretty at the top of the order for the prestigious golden boot.

In order for the Halifax man to win said prize, Glennon knows he has to help: “Lee (Gregory) will create his own chances and obviously we’ll help him along the way and if he can bag himself a couple of goals, hopefully he can win us the game. We always score so we just have to make sure we don’t concede any.”

Despite their three consecutive clean sheets, trying not to concede against Luton Town will be a big ask for Aspin’s men as the clash will see the league’s two best goal scorers go head to head: “It’s going to be tough they’re a big side and they’ve got a lot of very good players in a big squad.

“It’s going to be a hard game but as I say, at home, I think we can beat anyone. We do well at home and they’re not unbeatable, if we play like we did against Alfreton on Monday night then hopefully we can get a good result.”

In the final stretch of the season you need firepower and as if Gregory wasn’t enough, Aspin has recruited Hyde man Scott Spencer on loan: “Obviously he’s a positive signing we need goals and we need back-up. The bigger the squad the more chance you have of building a strong and experienced team that you can rely on that with young players coming in.

“Everyone has to play around us so we have a realistic chance because it’s better to have the points on the board, especially if we win on Saturday. We’ve just got to keep going but the main thing is that we’re all enjoying it. Hopefully the weather improves and we can kick on on Saturday in what will hopefully be a good game.”

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