FC Halifax Town: There’s more to come from us, Garner warns the league

FC Halifax Town Vs Nuneaton Town
FC Halifax Town Vs Nuneaton Town

Scott Garner has warned the rest of the National League North that Halifax are on track to dish out a hammering soon.

Halifax have won five of their last six games, with only Fylde and Darlington scoring more than them in the division.

But the Town defender insists there is lots more to come from his team after unspectacular displays in recent wins over Altrincham and Nuneaton.

“We had to work twice as hard to win games at Boston last year because we didn’t have the players we’ve got here,” Garner said. “But when we’re on song we’re going to take a team apart. When it all clicks and every chance goes in we might get seven or eight - it could have been on Saturday if we’d turned it up a few gears.

“It looked like we were in neutral against Nuneaton - I was a bit worried that we were cruising too much.

“But if we hit top form someone’s going to take a hammering off us. We should roll into the play-offs - it’s down to us as players if we don’t get there.

“I don’t think we were bang on it at Altrincham but we got through it and then we weren’t anywhere near our best against Nuneaton either.

“We won 2-0 at a canter, but we don’t want to be at a canter. We want to be at full throttle every week so there’s a lot more to come.”

Town’s shut-out against Nuneaton on Saturday meant they have kept three clean sheets in a row for the first time this season, something Garner attaches a lot of importance to.

“It’s massive because then it’s up to the forwards to go and get goals, and they’re doing that,” Garner said.

“Everything’s running smoothly at the minute. When we’re playing we tell each other ‘look after this clean sheet’ because it’s worth fighting for.

“Sam Johnson made a really good save on Saturday, but that was all he had to do really.

“It is massive to get clean sheets and as a defender it makes playing more enjoyable.

“You pride yourself on that as a defender. You don’t want to be coming off the pitch having conceded loads of goals.

“You’re letting the team down if you’re leaking goals, even though it’s not just down to the defence.

just drops the wrong way

“Sometimes you defend well but something goes in or just drops the wrong way, and you think ‘how has that gone in?’

“But that’s not been happening of late. We’ve worked hard and I think you earn your luck, which is the case with us.

“Everyone works for each other - no-one is a selfish defender who doesn’t get round to cover for each other.”