The Shaymen pulled off an unbelievable comeback last night when 10-man Town came back from two goals down to beat Notts County 3-2 at the Shay.
Attacker Jordan Slew scored FC Halifax Town’s first goal in the game and spoke to Shaymen TV after the final whistle. Firstly, the summer signing gave his thoughts on the match; “That was absolutely incredible,” he said. “It was tough when Tom Bradbury got sent off because you don’t think about winning at that point but wow, I’m actually lost for words. This was one of the most incredible games I’ve been involved in – we went down to ten men at 2-0 down with ten minutes to go, and somehow won 3-2 – that’s incredible.”
When Jordan’s strike hit the back of the net, there was a massive roar in the Shay Stadium which was followed by an even louder chorus of Slew’s surname being screamed around the terraces and stands. “It was a great feeling to score,” “But I just thought we need to go get the ball and get a draw out of the game. But the boys were fantastic, from back to front.”
There was a little anti-climax after Jordan’s goal, as the attacker was subbed off straight away. However, Slew gave an overview of the scenes on the bench when the next two Shaymen goals went in. “As soon as Billy Waters scored, I jumped for absolute joy,” he began by saying. “Then when Matty Warburton scored, the atmosphere was electric – what a game!”
Before Jordan joined the Shaymen, he was part of a successful Morecambe side last season which clinched promotion from League Two to League One – which was the club’s first-ever move into the third tier of English football. Albeit a highlight, there was one low light, and that was having the fans absent at games.
Therefore, Slew spoke about the importance of having fans in the stadiums and his thoughts on the Town supporters who were in full voice against Notts County. “Playing football without fans wasn’t hard for just me and Morecambe, but for everyone around the world,” he explained. “A game like this today wouldn’t have had the same juice without the fans, and they were fantastic. Of course, we know the fans aren’t supposed to jump over the fence, but them doing that at the end is what football is all about – you can’t help your emotions and that’s why we all love football.”
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