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Tamworth: Can Beat Anyone On Our Day

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 13 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

Striker Adam Morgan hopes FC Halifax Town can follow up the 2-1 win over Chorley in midweek with a string of positive results, ahead of Town’s trip to Tamworth this Saturday, January 14 (3pm). Morgan says he expects to face a strong Tamworth side at the Lamb Ground but is adamant the Shaymen can beat any side in the league on their day. 

Matty Kosylo and Richard Peniket scored the goals as Halifax registered their first win of 2017 on Tuesday night against the Magpies, and Morgan was eager to express his delight at the performance. He said: “It was a fantastic performance from one to eleven, and the subs that came on as well. We all put in a real shift, at times it was like I was playing right back, and Penny [Peniket] you know it was a great shift from him. “We got two good goals, and we’re pleased to get three points on the board after a hard few weeks; it puts us right back in there,” added Morgan. 

Manager Billy Heath started big striker Tom Denton on the bench on Tuesday, and changed the formation to accommodate three centre halves, in the returning Scott Garner, plus Danny Hone and Nathan Hotte. On the re-jig, Morgan said: “Sometimes you know if things aren’t working, you need to change it – so we did. It worked, but I don’t think it’s been the formation that’s been stopping us before, I think the ball hasn’t been dropping to us but on Tuesday it did, so we’re really pleased. 

“I think the win was a long time coming as well, especially for the lads it’s been a couple of months since we had a win. I think we all stuck together tonight; we’re really pleased to get the win and we deserved it.” 

Tamworth currently occupy the last play-off place, sitting in 5th in the Vanarama National League North, and Morgan anticipates a challenge on the road to the third-best home side in the league. “They’re going to be strong – especially on their pitch,” he said. “They’ll be used to it more than us but you’ve seen on Tuesday – Chorley were third at the start of the game and we fully deserved our win – we can beat anyone in this league on our day, we’ve just got to get a bit of consistency going. That’s what we’re looking for over the next few weeks. 

“The hope is we can go on a run; we want to get as many wins as possible now and be right up there at the end of the season.”


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