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Woking: Resilient And Resolute

Posted by Ashley Brewer
Posted on Sun 11 Mar 2018
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Jamie Fullarton praised his ‘resolute’ FC Halifax Town side following their 3-1 victory away at Woking on Saturday.

A brace from Matt Kosylo, as well as a debut goal from Connor Thomson saw the Scot pick up his first win from the dugout since taking charge of the club.

The result means The Shaymen are now unbeaten in their last 3, with a win over Hartlepool United and a draw to Eastleigh preceding this encounter.

‘It’s great, you work all week in preparation and why you work so hard during the week, whether it be staff or players is for that Saturday. For that opportunity to go and win the game,’ he said.

‘I think great credit goes the players for their attitude towards it and their resilience as well as being entertaining and exciting at times to create the goal scoring opportunities.

’As a manager or a coach on the touchline you have a little barometer where red is danger, amber you’re unsure, green, and I never ventured into the red zone today.’

‘I think the boys understood what the plan was,’ the former Nott’s County manager continued.

‘They stuck to it, they were resilient and resolute, and when they had the opportunity we broke quickly, created goal scoring chances which again is what we’re looking to do in every game.

The performance was a particularly pleasing aspect for Fullarton, and he reiterated his desire to see his players reach the heights they did today in their upcoming fixtures over the next few months.

‘I’m not saying we are going to win every game, I’m talking about our mentality and our attitude as a group,’ he explained.

‘Every game we are going to try to be brave and bravery is a mentality, it isn’t a physical action, that means we are going to try to win every game, whether we’re home or away.

‘We are going to come to places like Woking, who are one of the top 3 or 4 home records in the league this season, and match them, stand up to them, and look to win the games.’

The game saw debuts for not only Thomson, but also for Niall Maher, who lined up alongside Matty Brown in the absence of the suspended Scott Garner, as well as Raheem Hanley, who came off the bench and looked dangerous at left midfield.

Fullarton expressed his delight in the contributions that his new boys made towards the win.

‘It’s great to see that,’ he said.

‘I’m not surprised at how they contributed because that is why we have brought them in.

‘Not only have them came in, they’re complimenting and creating competition within the squad.

Eyes now firmly fixed on Tuesday night when Dagenham & Redbridge once again make the trip up to West Yorkshire after the original date was postponed due to the condition of the pitch.

The game fixture marks the first time will Fullarton take charge of his team from the dugout at the MBi Shay Stadium, a moment he is highly anticipating.

Especially as heavy snow meant he would have to wait longer for the moment after the previous home game against Sutton United was postponed, along with the majority of that weekend’s Vanarama National League matches.

‘I’m really looking forward to Tuesday, it’s going to be my first home game down on the touchline,’ he beamed.

‘I’m disappointed it wasn’t Sutton but that just builds the excitement, the crescendo, to Tuesday

‘Hopefully the fans will come out with an air of belief and confidence having gained a bit of momentum in the last 3 results.

‘That makes a big difference as we look to push on.’

 

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