Aspin delighted by free scoring Shaymen

FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin.

FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin.

Neil Aspin was pleased to see his side rack up the goals in their 5-1 win at Corby on Saturday.

A goal from Shaun Kelly five minutes into his league debut was added to by Gareth Seddon and two from Lee Gregory in the first-half before Gregory completed his hat-trick after the interval to seal Town’s emphatic win.

The Town boss said: “We haven’t scored enough goals away from home so we’re really pleased to get five and coming on the back of a really tiring game on Wednesday, I’m delighted to be coming away with three points.

“We got the goals at good times and they were good finishes. Once we got in front it took the pressure off and it opens the game up. That means the opposition can’t sit back and leads to us creating more chances.

“I felt the forwards worked well against Dartford and they worked really well again today and it’s nice they got on the score sheet.

“Lee’s finishing was very good today and his performances over the last couple of games has been good. He can score goals and he’s got ability, but all strikers thrive on getting goals and a confident Lee Gregory up front is a threat for a lot of defences.

“The fourth goal makes it a lot better for me watching because when they get back to 3-1, you know that if they get another back the momentum goes to the opposition, so the fourth goal was the killer - that really won us the game.”

Aspin made three changes to his starting line-up, giving debuts to new signings Sean Williams and Tom Platt as well as handing Kelly his first league start.

All three impressed in the win, and Aspin praised the trio after they came into the team following spells on the sidelines.

He said: “It’s difficult for players when they haven’t been getting games and I felt we had to give the lads a game today.

“It’s been difficult for Shaun because he’s come to the club when he’s not really been fit, so he’s been at the back of the queue and he’s had to wait his chance.

“But in the last few weeks his fitness has been getting better, he’s been more competitive in training and I decided we needed to give him a game.

“I knew he could chip in with goals as well but I didn’t expect him to get one so early in his career here. It was a good performance and I’m pleased for him.

“Sean Williams and Tom Platt also had to come in but it was difficult for them as they’ve not had a lot of football lately but I was pleased with them both. I must say for Tom, with him only being 18, it’s a very good start for his loan period here.

“The team selection wasn’t easy because we need to put out a strong team but we need to get the combination right and look at which players may need a rest.

“It was difficult deciding who was going to play, but I’m pleased with the outcome.”

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