FC Halifax Town’s Billy Waters scored his 20th goal in all competitions as the Shaymen went back to winning ways after a 2-0 victory at home to Wealdstone.
Waters was introduced to the match as a second-half substitute, so began sharing the instructions he was given that led him to score both of Town’s goals, “I got told to come and hopefully score,” he said. “We knew that we had to win the game after the last two disappointing results. But, we got that win and it was a great result so that’s the most important thing.”
At the start of the season, Billy spoke to Shaymen TV and mentioned that he wanted to reach 20 goals this season as he’s never achieved that in his career before. However, that accolade is no longer a target as Waters struck his 20th in the match.
He spoke about the achievement, “I am buzzing to get this amount of goals,” he said. “I remember speaking about my target in the interview on the opening day of the season against Maidenhead United, so now to be standing here with 20 to my name makes me proud.”
The word ‘proud’ that Billy uses is very fitting, as the club felt that way when seeing Waters play for the England C team earlier in the week, “The experience of playing for England C was really good,” Waters explained. “I actually got the call-up years ago when I was at Cheltenham Town, but I couldn’t go because of club commitments at the time – I’d have missed league games.
“But, life is funny as sometimes you get a chance to do things twice. To be honest, I was unsure on whether I should go because I am fully committed to Halifax Town. However, I went for it because I wouldn’t miss any league games and I know what my body can and can’t handle.”
The preparation heading into the game with Wealdstone saw Billy train with the Halifax players after Wednesday’s England C match. However, it was interesting to piece together the thought of Waters training with players from other clubs earlier in the week.
“It was good to get a feeling of what it’s like at other clubs because the majority of the players I played with were from clubs we’re in and around competing with,” Waters said. “So, it’s good to see what the mood is like in their camp. Overall, there were some really good players but we have that in our squad here, there’s not much in it between both sides.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV
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