“Today was magnificent” –Billy Heath post-match Worcester City interview
It has been an excellent start for Billy Heath at FC Halifax Town and that was epitomised by a convincing 3-0 win today at home to Worcester City, a crazy match with as many red cards as goals. Here we spoke to Billy about the game and what lies ahead in the immediate future for the club.
“It was a bit of a crazy game, but the most important thing is the three points,” said Heath “But I don’t think the referee has any other options for any of the sending offs –I didn’t actually see ours because I was turned away, but the boys have said to me ‘yeah, it’s a red card’,”
“We were absolutely superb and we were obviously down to ten men for a long part of the game. I thought we were magnificent, every player on the park,” the jubilant Shaymen manager professed. “We kept our shape well and when we needed to defend and get our bodies in the way we did it and Drench made some good decisions and his experience showed today. We needed the clean sheet today,”
“[on when Moyo was sent off] I thought just play like a 4-4-1, we didn’t want to sit and let Worcester dictate the game and we were still trying to press and put them under pressure and I am ever so pleased for the boys because they have worked tremendously hard,”
“The question is how has he popped up there?!” Heath joked on the Roberts opener. “Kevin is a very good player as everyone knows; fantastic character and again it is all about winning football matches,”
“It was a massive, pivotal moment of the game [Josh Wilde’s fortuitous goal], they’re pushing and they’ve had one or two little half chances, but then you get a break like that and once again it is persistence by Josh, persistence to get the block and stop things and I don’t think anyone can say we didn’t deserve the three points today,”
“[on the substitutions] With having only two in midfield we had to go with a bit more energy and that’s why we went with Hibbsy; he gives you that willingness and Jordan Sinnott has done nothing wrong –but that’s the way it works,”
“He’s fantastic, he’s such a good player and he takes the centre-half out of the pitch and puts in a fantastic ball for Dents and he’ll finish that all day long,” [on Kosylo’s introduction and assist]. “Like I said to the players, they’ve got to be ready to make an impact and that’s what the players have done from the bench and we may have to make changes for Tuesday night –but obviously it’s hard to judge because we won’t see the players ‘til then,”
“Today was magnificent, and I actually thought he [Denton] was better today than he was on Tuesday and he was good then!” said a delighted Heath. “He was our outlet and he was occupying the centre-halves, with two or three players around him. They were all fantastic though, Richard Peniket has put in a good shift again and he has shown he is prepared to put the team before himself and the boys are enjoying it,”
“It’s early doors, but we have seven out of nine points, but they are all big games [in reference to Tuesday night’s clash with Stockport]. At the end of the day, today was a potential banana skin and Stockport will be difficult and we’ve just got to carry on. We just need to take care of our own business and as long as we keep firing on all cylinders we will win football matches.”
“[on the possibility of there being more additions before the transfer window closes] We haven’t got a big enough squad at the minute and we are looking to bring in one or two senior players. We have only got 16 senior players and that’s enough, with Liam King being injured. So with Cliff able to play on Tuesday (in spite of his red today) we have time to get one or two in by the end of the week.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen Player HD right now.
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