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Matty Kosylo put the away side ahead after a miscommunication in the Worcester defence. Half-time substitute Tom Denton made it two shortly after with a bullet header that was out of reach for Ethan Ross as it bounced off the underside of the bar and across the line.
The Blues were given a lifeline not so long after Denton’s goal when the home side were awarded a dubious penalty which Tyler Weir slotted in, only to be sent off seconds later after roughing up Sam Johnson in goal.
We spoke to Tom Denton on the Shayman Player about his first goal of 2017 which made it six victories in seven for Billy Heath’s side.…
“It was well worth the wait especially with the win, we’re in good form at the minute.”
It was a bullet header from the striker putting it out of reach of the on-loan goalkeeper. After the ball, had crossed the line it looked like the assistant referee had put his flag up for offside sparking confusion but the goal was given…
“Some lads were saying it weren’t my goal. I saw the linesman flag go up so yeah, I’ll take that all day. The linesman was just flagging to give the goal that’s all he was doing, although there was a bit of confusion.”
The 2-1 victory made it seven games unbeaten with only one defeat in 2017 for The Shaymen, as they hit form at the right time of the season…
“It’s a good run of form from the lads, we had a bit of a sticky patch but we’ve come out of it the other side now and we’re in the mix for promotion so it’s all good.”
Worcester were awarded a dubious penalty in the second half when Richard Peniket pulled back Pearce in the box. Weir stepped up to take the penalty and coolly slotted in beyond Sam Johnson to give the home side a chance to steal a point, but just moments later the goal scorer was sent off…
“The key was Weir getting sent off so I thought that helped us a lot to see the game out, they were still pushing at the end but when they were pushing we could have had a third and a fourth. It’s a deserved win in the end from the second half I think.”
Another hard-fought victory just like the 1-0 away at Altrincham, two sides who are fighting hard against the drop. The score line arguably didn’t do The Shaymen any justice as they deserved more…
“When you come to teams like this they’re scrapping for their lives. They’re a young side, the pitch was not great but you’ve got to deal with that. You’ve got to come to places like this and you have to win if you want to go up so that’s what we’ve done twice.”
FC Halifax Town welcome Boston United on Saturday 4th March, with kick off scheduled for 3:00pm.
You can catch all the build-up and live match commentary on Shaymen Player HD from 2:45pm, as well as full match updates on the Shaymen Wall and our official Twitter feed @FCHTOnline.
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