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The Shaymen make it three games unbeaten after an assured performance and 1-0 victory over Stalybridge Celtic.
Josh Wilde had an excellent game at left-back keeping a clean sheet playing his part in closing the gap on the play-off places. The score line could have been different had Celtic converted their two fantastic chances which hit the woodwork, with one of them coming in the final minutes of the match. We spoke to Josh Wilde on his thoughts of the win.
“It weren’t the best game to watch but at the end of the day its three points and a few dropped some points today so it puts us in a good position, we can’t move much in the league but it puts us right back in there, then on Tuesday we should be right back in the play-offs hopefully.”
It takes time for new players to gel in the side and Wilde knows that it can be a long winded process and the rewards could be further down the line.
“We know there’s room for improvement, there’s a lot of new faces so it’s getting to know people.”
The Shaymen have conceded a moderate amount of goals this season (12), and Wilde knows that clean sheets are vital in claiming three points in the matches. It also makes the task a lot easier when your goalkeeper doesn’t have too much to do!
“A lot of the games we’ve been unlucky, Drench didn’t have that much to do, a couple of saves to make, we’ve defended well, we know we have to be tight. We’re happy with a clean-sheet and hopefully we can get another and keep it going.”
Josh knows that the team are creating chances and that it will only be a matter of time before the team starts to use this to their advantage.
“Hopefully we can get a few more goals Tuesday night, if we’re not creating chances then I’d be concerned but we’re creating so many chances it gives us that opportunity to score goals.”
This is a tough division with a number of former League clubs pushing for promotion, the team will take each game at a time as they know that the challenge is not as easy as many expect.
“Any game in this division is not a gimme, they’re all tough games. Especially Gainsborough at their place. We’ve just to keep doing what we’re doing, another clean sheet would be absolutely brilliant.”
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