Nuneaton win has kept our season alive, says Town boss

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FC Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin believes his side’s 2-1 win at Nuneaton has kept their season alive.

A brace from Jack Muldoon sealed Town’s first win in nine games and ended their sequence of six consecutive draws.

The Town boss said it was crucial his team won the game.

Aspin said: “I don’t think the performances in the draws were bad performances.

“Obviously it’s not all down to bad luck but I don’t think we’ve got our fair share of points from those six games.

“Confidence was still relatively high because, like I say, the recent performances weren’t too bad.

“We needed to get a win. It’s been a bit of a long time coming but it’s a win against a team that’s been doing really well.

“We know our away form has been pretty good this year, we’ve got a lot of points away and it just keeps the season alive.”

Aspin praised Muldoon’s contribution after the forward scored his first goals of the season and was happy with his side’s display after Town adopted a 3-5-2 formation, with Muldoon partnering Scott Boden in attack.

“We never make things easy for ourselves,” said Aspin. “We were good value to be 2-0 in front.

“We set up a bit differently today, I think that caused them a few problems in the first half.

“It’s big credit to the players. I said before the game that we’d had about six or seven games where we’ve only scored one goal from a striker and it needed somebody to step up to the plate today.

“Jack got the goals but Scott Boden contributed as well.

“He (Muldoon) looked sharp in training the other night.

“He’s had a couple of starts where things have probably not gone as well as he would have expected and as I would have expected.

“He’s taken his chances well today and he’s show why I did bring him in because he is capable of getting goals.

“It will have done him the world of good.”

Aspin reckons Town are still up against it to reach the play-offs, with Halifax five points off the top-five with six games remaining, although they do have a game in hand.

He added: “Realistically, we know it’s an outside chance but I would have definitely taken it because it’s a hard league.

“There’s a lot of good teams in the league. You can argue about the quality it’s not like there’s teams adrift at the bottom who have got no chance.

“It’s a very competitive league from bottom to top and every game is tough so I would have settled for it.

“You’ll not please everybody by saying that but I’m realistic and for the size of the club we are,

“If we’re pushing at the right end of the table then I think everybody has got to be happy with that.”