FC Halifax Town got their season very much back on track with an emphatic 6-2 victory over play-off chasing Tamworth, Kevin Roberts branded the captain’s armband for this match and believes his side have shown just how fast things can change in football.
“We’ve shown things can change in two games. People were shouting not very nice things at Stalybridge, but now we’re back with them after two games. So, we’ve shown things can change in just a week.”
The first half saw The Shaymen power to an unpredictable 4-0 lead thanks to goals from usual suspects Adam Morgan, Matty Kosylo and a brace from the revitalised Richard Peniket. The result means that Halifax have scored 10 goals in just two games against Tamworth.
With a first half performance like that, the fans were in full voice very early in the game. Roberts stated that this is a contender for the best showing of the season.
“This was possibly the best first half performance all season. The two against Tamworth have probably been two of the best. Today especially since we’ve been through hard times lately, I think this showed where the lads are at the minute.”
The Peniket has scored three goals in two games now after he was slipped back into the striker’s role by manager Billy Heath. Peniket, a former Welsh youth international has looked a different man and his teammate believes it’s nothing short of what his hard work deserves.
“The goals definitely give the team a massive boost, and especially the lads that they’re going in for. Richard Peniket has been working hard these last few games and he hasn’t always got what he deserved. But he’s got one against Chorley and he’s got a bit of luck today but that’s what he’s deserved.”
The second half was slightly less emphatic for The Shaymen, with the home side pulling one back just minutes after the restart.
Despite admitting that the defending on a whole was comfortable for the back four, Roberts also admitted small doubts were cast into the minds of the players in the second half, albeit briefly.
“When we went down to ten men then you think a little bit doubtful but still, it’s a 4-1 lead and we’ve been playing well. We’ve seen it through comfortably in the end, they’re going to have more of the ball and have chances but we defended well in the end.”
Hopefully Roberts and his teammates can carry on the good form as of late when they take on Salford City on the 21st of January.
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