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Salford City: Got To Keep Momentum Going

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 7 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town defender Cliff Moyo believes that Halifax Town’s 2-2 draw with Salford City could be the early stages of an unbeaten run.

Kevin Roberts’ last gasp volley meant that Billy Heath’s side, who were reduced to ten men in the second half, left Moor Lane feeling like they had stolen all three points despite the goal being just an equaliser.

Billy Heath spoke passionately after the Shaymen’s 2-1 victory away at AFC Telford at the weekend about how desperate he was to get his Halifax side on an unbeaten run, a run which Cliff Moyo believes has already began.

“A lot of teams have come to Moor Lane and been thumped let right and centre. Sometimes as many as four-or-three to nil.

“For us to come here and give them a good game I think shocked them a bit so we just have to keep the momentum going. I think this is the start of a good run.

“It feels like a win, considering how the game ended. Especially with us down to ten men. It could have easily ended at 2-1 but the lads didn’t stop.

“I was buzzing for Kevin [Roberts]. In a game like this, away from home, a point is great.”

After leading at the interval, Moyo and his teammates were solid in defence and looked like they were never going to concede, right up until they did. Once former Shayman Sam Walker equalised from the spot, Town capitulated and conceded again moments later.

“We were good. We started steady and controlled the game. We had it in our favour first half.

“The second half was all about discipline and we lost that. That’s why the game changed and we ended up nearly losing but thankfully we pulled it back for a draw.”

Moyo’s return from suspension a fortnight ago wasn’t just greeted with a sign of relief from the Shay crowd, but also by winger Josh MacDonald. The duo has formed a strong partnership down the right and were the main causes of Salford’s problems.

“I just give Josh the ball and he does the rest. It makes my job a hell of a lot easier so I can just concentrate on the defending.

“When the game changes I can start getting up and down. We had a spell in the second half that was a bit desperate so I had to get up and get involved, but most of the time I just give it to him and leave him to it. He’s a fantastic player.”

Halifax will next host bottom club Stalybridge Celtic at the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the fixtures continue to come thick and fast for the Shaymen.

 “Stalybridge won’t be as tough but we can’t be complacent. We have to go with the right attitude like today and just perform as well. Being at home will help with the fans behind us. It will be a tough game for them so we have to bring it to them.”

You can watch the full interview, along with match highlights, on Shaymen Player HD now!



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