Aspin could not see a win coming

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Town’s dramatic last gasp 2-1 Blue Square Bet North win over Worcester City on Saturday defied all footballing logic.

That was the view of boss Neil Aspin who watched his side fall behind on he stroke of half time, struggle to the 90th minute then score twice to snatch the points.

It extended Halifax’s winning run to six matches and lifted them to third in the table.

“We didn’t play well and that was obvious for everyone to see,” he said.

“We didn’t pass it well, our decision making was poor, we didn’t put enough pressure on their goal and we didn’t test their keeper enough.

“We did very poorly but got the three points, something you couldn’t see coming, but I will take them all day.

“On any other day against any team in the division at the top or the bottom we would have lost.

“If we are going to get in the play offs we will have to be 100 per cent better.”

Aspin added that he had been prepared to settle for a point after debutant Cameron Darkwah levelled in the dying seconds of normal time.

“I think you have to when you equalise in the 90th minute,” he said.

“When you equalise like that you think you will take the point and move on.

“To get a second goal was fantastic.

“You can go through the negatives and dwell on them, but if you take the positives what a fantastic win to keep up our a winning run.”

Darkwah only met the rest of the Town squad in the build up to kick off after joining the Shaymen on loan from Stockport County.

“He must have been wondering what he was doing here,” said Aspin.

“But he was in the right place at the right time.

“He is only a young lad and he is bound to be nervous coming to a big club.

“That will give him a hell of a boost and he is ready for the next game.”

The winner was fired home from close range in the third and final minute of added time by striker Lee Gregory.

And Aspin was delighted that his 14-goal leading scorer had got on the scoresheet.

“Strikers need goals, goalkeepers and defenders need clean sheets,” he said.

“Lee Gregory played well at Corby but will probably take more satisfaction at scoring the winning goal when he hasn’t played as well.

“It is vital for him to keep putting the ball in the net because he is the top scorer.”

Aspin had a little dig at Worcester’s timewasting tactics which began early in the second half and included their keeper falling to the ground after an innocuous challenge from James Dean.

“We are honest enough to say we didn’t play well, but we are honest as a team,” he said.

“We don’t feign injury, we don’t try to get opposition players booked, we don’t try to con the ref.

“We don’t always play well but we are honest in the way we play.

“We have not played well, but we got our reward in the end.”.

And the result is the only thing anyone will remember in years to come.

“You can play well at Droylsden and lose,” said Aspin. “People look at that game and see a defeat. I will look back on this result and see a win.”