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Tamworth: Make The Shay a Fortress

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 19 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

Speaking to the official website Jordan Sinnott believes momentum is key to continuing the Shaymen’s good form. The Shaymen top the National League North with 8 points after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Stockport County, going into Saturday’s match at home to Tamworth.

“To be top of the league at this stage is a good sign, and hopefully we can carry on our good form for the up and coming games. We’re disappointed with some aspects, but we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season; perhaps we could’ve got two more points at Stockport and played better against Altrincham but momentum is with us, even at the start of the season”

“We’re top of the league and we want to stay there. We don’t want to be pushed off, and we always want to be in and around it so hopefully come the end of the season we’ll be up there”

Looking towards Tamworth, Sinnott says the form-book is irrelevant this early in the season.

“Tamworth were beaten 3-0 on Tuesday (at Boston) but before that were unbeaten in three so we don’t try to look at results too much this early on. Altrincham lost 6-0 at home on Tuesday, but I don’t think they looked too bad against us last week, so it just shows what the start of the season can be like. Everyone is still figuring one another out, but we’ll go for the three points at home in front of our fans as we always will.”

“I don’t know much about Tamworth so I just have to concentrate on my own game. They’re a bit of an unknown quantity to us this year, but the gaffer will have us set up the way he wants us to play and we’ll see what happens. All the lads want to make the Shay a fortress this year; we don’t want to be giving too many points away, even away from home. With the crowd behind us, a huge fan base, we know what the expectations are and we have to be aware of that. Halifax are a huge club that want to be back in the National League.”

The midfielder grabbed his first goal for the Shaymen against former club Altrincham two weeks ago, and wants to emulate that performance on Saturday.

“It was a strange feeling but you’ve got to be professional. It’s more than likely these days that you’ll play against a former club but I’m a Halifax player now and I want to do my best for the team. Dents (Tom Denton) can do it all by himself, although it seems like he has been, and I want to chip in. I get myself in front of goal as much as I can, and I can’t believe I didn’t score at Stockport; I was off celebrating but the keeper made an absolute worldie save unfortunately.”

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