Following FC Halifax Town’s 5-0 win over Wealdstone, manager Chris Millington spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game.
“All the praise has got to go the players tonight,” Millington said. “To a man, they were fantastic and that includes the subs who went on into a good performance and maintained the standards of the players who were coming off. So, all the credit goes to the boys. We’ve set a bar now that we’ve got to try and repeat again on Saturday against Dorking.”
Jamie Stott opened the scoring just before half time and added his second of the game shortly after the break.
“There was that little bit of anxiety coming towards half time,” Millington told Shaymen TV. “We had dominated the half; Wealdstone had had a couple of forays into our half but nothing significant. We were feeling it was an opportunity missed until the goal went in. I’m really pleased with the goal as well because Adam Senior does really well to keep it alive and then there’s players in and around competing for the ball, but Jamie Stott does the most to make sure he gets the final touch. He’s a player who’s all in, committed to the club, to his teammates and I’m really pleased for him getting his goals and his assist today.”
Town welcomed back Jamie Cooke, Luke Summerfield, and Matt Warburton from injury with Cooke netting the third goal of the night.
“When Jamie is on that kind of form, he brings everybody else’s intensity up,” Millington said. “The team massively benefits from his energy and work-rate. Not just because of the impact he has on the game but the impact he has on those around him. He was awesome tonight Jamie, especially considering he’s only fresh back from a difficult kind of injury which he recovered from in quick time as well. So, I think Jamie will be really satisfied with his performance tonight and the staff are really pleased with him as well.”
Up next for the Shaymen sees a run of away games with the first being against Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.
“We had a run of games where we played the more direct type of teams,” Millington told Shaymen TV. “The Barnet’s and the Maidenhead’s of this world and now we’re in a run of games where we’ll play teams who approach the game similarly to Wealdstone. Dorking and Gateshead are both teams who will want to control possession, build through the thirds. They will be willing to go direct, but direct with quality and play through longer passes at times.
So, this was a good introduction to the lads for what they can expect for the next couple of games. It’s not going to be dissimilar, the approach the teams we’re going to be playing against are going to take. So, we’ll take this, we’ll hit the road and hopefully come back with some more points.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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