A clean sheet and a victory on the road doesn’t come very easily for any team, and Marc Roberts was quick to point out that the atmosphere in the changing room was contributing to an upturn in fortunes for The Shaymen after the recorded bac k-to-back away wins thanks to Lee Gregory’s second half penalty.
“Buzzing. Everyone is together. I’ve said it before in interviews that one of our strong points is that the lads are all on the same page and there are no clique groups everyone is on the same wavelength so it is about time that we picked up some points on the road.”
The Shaymen picked up their third clean sheet and victory on the road, something which Roberts believes will be key in the final games of the season.
“In the run-in it is important yes. I think the gaffer always says if we keep a clean sheet, because we’ve scored one of the highest amount of goals in the league, so if we keep clean sheets we’re obviously going to win.”
Marc admitted that he didn’t have the best view of the decision to award Town a penalty that saw Blaine Hudson dismissed for a professional foul.
“I’m obviously quite far away but from my view he was the last man, the lad has clipped Greggs from behind so he’s got to go really. We’ve had a few go against us so it’s nice to have one go in our favour.”
Roberts was in agreement with the view that if there was one man that you want to step up and score a pressure penalty …
“It is Lee Gregory. We’ve got one of the best strikers in the league so you always fancy him to score whether it is from the spot or not, he’s confident. If you give him a chance in a game and he will score. He’s proved that with the 25 goals he’s got this season, it’s a big bonus for us and hopefully he can fire us into a play-off position.”
The victory pushed Neil Aspin’s men into a play-off position and the question on everyone’s lips was do FC Halifax Town dare dream of sneaking into the play-offs?
“Of course you can but at the minute I think us lads are just taking it game by game. If we keep winning you never know but like I said we’ll take it game by game, three points by three points and see where we end up.
Yes I think we can. It is a competitive league and we have to hope other teams around us are dropping points. We’ve got a lot of teams to play around us and above us so you never know, if we keep our home form in the four home games we have left and keep pulling results away from home you never know, but we’re hopeful.”
Next up for Town is the televised game against Alfreton on March 24th, a game which Marc sees as an opportunity to right a few wrongs.
“It will be a competitive game. We weren’t very good at their place so we owe them one really. Hopefully we can get the three points and continue our good form at home.”
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