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Stalybridge Celtic: Great To Get Off The Mark

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 11 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

Another Saturday, another three points for The Shaymen against a spirited Stalybridge Celtic side. The game finished 1-0 thanks to a Liam King penalty, we caught up with the Town captain to give his thoughts on a much needed three points.

“[On how the game went] well, obviously it was a scrappy game, but a win’s a win, and I think a few mistakes were made at the end –we take the three points though. The lad’s looked like they were lacking in confidence at times, and I have no idea why, but we take three points and we had a few chances –including for

The game, of course, marked the first 90 minutes and goal for the captain in Town colours and King was pleased with getting off the mark.

“I’ve been injured at the start of the season and the last couple of games I’ve been trying to get back into it, but it’s great to get off the mark now. I have scored a lot in the last four or five seasons, it’s good to get off the mark, but I would like to tidy up a bit around goal and I had a few chances, but hopefully it’ll come,”

“[On Stalybridge] I just think we should have took control of the game more than we did; their chances have come from nothing and, to be fair, they should probably finish them –but if we had scored our chances early doors it would have been a different game,”

“It’s the first 90 of the season and I was disappointed at the start of the season; I’ve been playing catch-up the last few games, but hopefully with the first 90 in the bank I can push on.”

In truth, it was all about the three points for King in a scrappy affair and after three unbeaten he believes Halifax have what it takes to continue their run of form into Gainsborough on Tuesday.

“I think we go there and we’ve got to be looking for three points. We’ve had a good three games, Harrogate was a really bad performance, but we’ve picked ourselves back up and got seven points from the last three so hopefully the form continues.”

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