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Nuneaton: Let’s Take North Three Points

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 9 Feb 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town midfielder Liam King is relieved at the Shaymen’s three points from Altrincham last week and believes the team can now push on in their promotion hunt, starting with another win over Nuneaton Town this weekend.

King struck the winner late on against the basement boys and the team are now on a more consistent run going into the crucial months of the season.

“The shot was sweet, and we’re glad to get the three points and the job done,” said King.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnson denied Jake Moult from the penalty spot with the match goalless, and King credits his teammate for the part played in securing the victory.

“It was a great save by Sam. It has gone a long way to picking up the win.

“The game was oftencagey and we struggled to create chances.

“It wasn’t our best performance of the season by any means, but what mattered was the three points, and now we look ahead to Nuneaton.”

Home form has certainly improved for Billy Heath’s side this season, with the team unbeaten in six home matches in the Vanarama National League North.

A Tom Denton debut hat-trick gave the Shaymen all three points down in Warwickshire on the opening day of the season, a game which asserted Halifax as big contenders for at least the playoff places.

Matty Brown is in line for another appearance, after a lengthy spell on the side-lines. King rounded things off by praising the mental strength of the defender.

“He’s done ever so well to come back like that.

“I was out injured and struggled but that wasn’t even for half of Matty’s spell.

“It was brilliant for him to come back and play a full 90, but he’ll have been stiff in the morning!

“He can go on and have a good season now, it will be difficult but if we all pull together, we can take another three points back at The Shay.”

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