FC Halifax Town made it back to back wins for the first time since February with a 5-1 victory away at Weymouth in front of the BT Sport cameras and moved up to 15th in the table.
Town boss Pete Wild told the official website, “I am really pleased with the result, some really good goals for us. We looked strong with and without the ball. Our energy was good; we have run 134 km in the game, in what was our third game of the week which is phenomenal from the lads.”
Last week at Sutton, Town were 1-0 down within the opening ten minutes but Danny Williams’ volley at a similar time this week set the Shaymen on the way to victory this afternoon.
Wild said, “It took us a couple of minutes to get into the game and work out their formation as it was different to what they have been playing in recent weeks. We got onto the front foot and it was a great goal from Danny. It is exactly where we want our wingbacks to be.
Town’s second came from a corner which pleased Wild, he said, “We looked dominant on set pieces and could have scored more from them today, but I was delighted Niall Maher got his goal. It backed up the first goal which was pleasing for us. We maybe could have had more in the first half; we looked solid before the break”.
However, Weymouth hit back through Josh McQuoid at the start of the second half,
“They came at us at the start of the second half, it was a poor goal to give away and it put us under a little bit of pressure. That play was broken up with the person running on the pitch and it helped kill their momentum, we went up field and Gevaro scored a lovely goal to restore our two-goal lead. He has loads of quality and I am really pleased for him to score. “
Town’s fourth goal came from a Jeff King cross and it was met by Tom Bradbury at the far post which delighted Wild – he stated “We want lots of players to score and the desire for them to get into the box, Tom Bradbury has done that and was rewarded with his goal for our fourth.”
Jake Hyde rounded off the win with a fifth Town goal in the final 10 minutes,
Wild said, “Jake is getting better; we knew his quality when we signed him. His hold up play was good, and he led the line excellently well. Strikers live off confidence and he is getting back to his best and he was rewarded with his second goal this week.”
Town have now scored 10 goals in the last two games and that includes 9 different players on the score sheet which is pleasing for the Gaffer.
“We had a chat with the players a couple of weeks ago that we wanted goals from throughout the team and we have had 9 different goal scorers in the two games which is really pleasing. Our performance overall has been good, we are nowhere near the finished article. Adding the goals to the performances helps with what we are trying to achieve.”
Town will now prepare for another long trip south, this time travelling to Aldershot Town on Tuesday night.
“We need to keep going and concentrate on Aldershot in midweek. We need to be fully prepared for the game when we get in on Monday morning for training. We need to get a result on Tuesday night; we know they will be aggressive. It will be different to what we had to prepare for today, it will be more physical, and we can hopefully show them what good footballers we have at the Club.
Today fans were able to attend the game for the first time this season with Weymouth being in a Tier 2 area and despite no Halifax fans being allowed at the game; Pete Wild was pleased to see fans back at games.
“It was great to have fans back into the ground. There was a buzz, it was a shame none of our fans were there. However, I could feel the atmosphere, and there is nothing better than coming to an away ground and silencing the home fans.”
Town have lost the last two games on the TV against Boreham Wood and Ebbsfleet, so Pete Wild knows how important it was to have a good performance in front of the cameras.
“We were due a good performance on the TV, we have to make sure we keep backing the performances up and the willingness to want to get better. It is a good victory, but we must kick on and put a run of games together now.
Next Game: Aldershot Town vs FC Halifax Town – Tuesday 8th December 7.45pm kick-off.
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