With FC Halifax Town finally getting three points on the board thanks to a win against high flying Chorley FC, the attention turns quietly optimistically to the weekend, for the next opponent; Tamworth.
Manager Billy Heath found it difficult to contain how happy he was following the 2-1 win over the Manchester side but insists the focus from the team must now be to continue to win, and go through a good run of form.
“Tamworth are in a good run of form and they’re up there in the table. I’ve said before it’s a massive month for us, it’s a huge month. It was disappointing against Stalybridge because I thought we did easily enough to win the game. Hopefully the tide has turned a bit and we can get on a run.”
The Shaymen fans have a right to look forward to this clash as history may repeat itself. Halifax came out comfortable winners in the previous match against Tamworth, dispatching the side 4-0.
The win put to bed a dreadful run of 10 games without victory, with Heath’s men currently sitting in 9th place, it’s imperative that more points are to be chalked up in the next few games.
One man who may have a say in that is the Richard Peniket, after admitting himself that he was frustrated with his chances on the pitch earlier in the season the former Welsh youth player bagged the winning goal against Chorley and netted a brace in the 4-0 win earlier in the season.
The manager got his tactics spot on in the Chorley match switching to three centre-backs in a formation which limited the away team to few chances. Unfortunately for the Shaymen that system may have to be abandoned in the next game due to another suspension at the back after Daniel Hone’s red card against Stalybridge Celtic will be in effect for the next three games.
“It’s disappointing because we’re going to have to change the team again and I’ve said all along you need that cohesion, you need to try and get the same team, we need to have the same players because that’s what we’ve done when we’ve done well. But we’re going to have to change the team again so that’s what we’ll do.”
You can watch FC Halifax Town’s next game against Tamworth at The Lamb Ground, 3pm kick off on Saturday 14th of January.
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