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FC Halifax Town started the new year off with a frustrating 2-2 draw at home to promotion rivals Darlington 1883. New signing Adam Morgan scored his fourth goal against The Quakers in just the space of six days, which earned his side a point – But it could have well been all three if The Shaymen had took one of their numerous chances.
The month of January sees the ninth-placed side face a number of tricky ties, with Chorley, Stockport County and Salford City all visiting The MBi Shay, in which will all be six pointers in the promotion race. The Shaymen also travel to Tamworth, another side who are looking to be in the mix come May. Relegation haunted Stalybridge Celtic are The Shaymen’s next opposition on Saturday as they look to pick up their first three points since Kidderminster Harriers back in November.
The results could tilt Halifax’s season one way or another, with the side looking to make up lost ground on the sides above them, in which they sit six points off the play-offs, and the gaffer knows this…
“We’ve got a big month, by the end of this month we’ll either be in the mix or mid-table if you like because we’ve got some very important games in January.”
The Shaymen face Stalybridge on Saturday, with the game being just as important for the 21st placed outfit. Celtic currently 11 points off Gainsborough Trinity and are in serious danger of slipping out of the division sooner rather than later. Celtic haven’t won a National League North match since the end of October, despite this Billy is wary of the threat that Celtic possess at Bower Fold and they will not be taken lightly that’s for sure…
“We start with Stalybridge which is going to be a very difficult game, it’s never easy at Stalybridge, they’re fighting for their lives and scrapping for everything. When you go to Stalybridge you’ve just got to make sure you’re up for a fight and prepared to work hard.”
Adam Morgan has revelled up top for The Shaymen since joining from Curzon Ashton before Christmas. Heath’s side were struggling to find the back of the net but Morgan is already changing that with his four goals in two outings against Darlington. Billy was ringing his praises post-match against The Quakers, and will be hoping his goals can lift The Shaymen…
“That’s why we bought him here, he’s a goal scorer and has had a great start. Long may it continue. He’s got four goals in two games and we knew what we were bringing to the club, a good player.”
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