Aspin hails super Shaymen after Barnet thrashing

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Neil Aspin praised his “exceptional” FC Halifax Town players after their emphatic 4-0 win at Barnet edged them closer to a place in the play-offs.

Town played the Bees off the park to complete a league double over Martin Allen’s side and open up a two-point cushion ahead of sixth-placed Braintree in the race for the top-five.

Scott Spencer’s first goals for the club as well as one each for Lois Maynard and Lee Gregory, his 100th for the Shaymen, sealed a sensational win for the visitors.

Aspin said: “You can’t really get better days than this as a manager. I thought the players were absolutely fantastic.

“They were a credit to myself and to the club - it was a hell of a performance.

“For 70 minutes it was exceptional. Barnet started the game well but once we got in front we just went from strength to strength.

“It’s one of the best performances I’ve seen in my time as manager but it shows the level we’ve travelled from the Unibond North up to playing Barnet and winning 4-0.

“I’ve spoken to Martin Allen and to be fair, he said it could have been eight or nine.

“You never think you’re going to come away from home in this league, make as many chances and dominate as we did.

Spencer made his first start for Town in an unfamiliar role on the right of midfield but was one of several outstanding performers on the day.

Aspin said: “The third goal summed it up - lovely play, kept the ball, moved it, good delivery and a great finish.

“Scott Spencer justified his selection. As a manager you hope if you put somebody in they’ll do the job and he did that and more with his two goals.”

Gregory’s 100th goal for Town was also his 30th in 35 games this season.

Aspin added: “It’s a fantastic record. I’m really pleased he got that 100th goal, it’s a milestone when you get three figures and let’s hope he’s got a few more left.”