It’s days like this that the saying ‘take the lambs to the slaughter comes from’. It was a truly brilliant display from the Shaymen as they beat fellow promotion rivals Tamworth 6-2 on their own turf.It’s been a superb week for Town, following one of the lowest points of the season last Saturday away at Stalybridge. Here we spoke to Richard Peniket following a day of “mixed emotions” for the frontman.
“[On the atmosphere in the dressing room compared to last week] it’s a lot better, a lot nicer – I thought that win on Tuesday did us a lot of good and putting six past a side in the playoffs is really good for us. It was a confidence booster and we will be better for it.”
On a personal note for Peniket, the day began as a wonderful return to the Lamb Ground as the number eleven repeated his fete in the reverse fixture in August.
“Yeah, I mean I’m just enjoying being back up front. I thought the team played really well; Kosylo and Morgan were brilliant. It was just a day where everything went right and it was a great day all round.”
And whilst six goals were scored and a brilliant day was had by many a Shaymen in the away end, there was a sour note for the ex-Tamworth striker as Peniket received his marching orders in what was a dubious decision.
“I personally don’t think it’s a red, I’ve obviously gone up with my arms for leverage – I’ve not gone up to hurt the boy, I think a few of them have tried to get me sent off, which is frustrating, but hopefully we can have a look at it and see what we can do, but obviously it’s a bit of mixed emotions for me because we’ve come away with the win and I’ve got two goals but I might miss the next few games.”
Still, even with the Shaymen down to ten men they more than matched Tamworth and added to their already convincing margin as goals from Morgan and Kosylo made it six in the second-half. With tough fixtures against Salford and Stockport coming, optimism is high as Halifax look to climb back into the playoff places.
“It just shows, the lads could have easily have sat back and let Tamworth get at us, but we’ve continued and got two brilliant goals”.
“We’ve just got to keep cliMBing the table and beating teams around us in the playoffs, they’re like six-pointers so if we can keep doing that then that we’ll be fine.”
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