FC Halifax Town went a long way to setting up a Wembley date with either Grimsby Town or Bognor Regis Town, after beating Nantwich Town 4-2 in the first leg of the FA Trophy semi-final.
Town manager Jim Harvey knew mid-week it wasn’t going to be an easy fixture, but after the game hailed the performance and professionalism of his players.
“I’m delighted with that,” expressed Harvey following yesterday’s win. “As much as I said the priority is the league for me and it is, but I’m delighted because this will give everybody such a boost, and a two goal cushion to take home is more than anyone could of expected.”
“I know the players are delighted with that, it will keep the spirits up and it puts us in a good frame of mind for Torquay on Tuesday.”
Town really stamped their authority on the match very early on in both halves, and Harvey felt that was key in their 4-2 victory.
“We got two early goals in each half, and coming to a team from a lower level, although they played some really lovely football, and the pitch was really good as well, you never know what to expect and that just buys you a little bit of time to work them out, and things really went our way.”
“Every time we play we want to score in the first couple of minutes, it’s not like that, but the game plan was to improve the way we played, because the last two games we have given the ball away far too cheaply and I wasn’t happy with, and we came here on the back of the of telling off really and the lads responded.”