Stats show goal rush

Stats show Town are scoring three goals per game at the Shay - but they've lost a third of the games
Stats show Town are scoring three goals per game at the Shay - but they've lost a third of the games

FC Halifax Town have scored twice as many goals at the Shay than they had done by this stage last season - but have still lost the same number of games.

The Shaymen have been in scintilating form in front of goal at home in their first nine games, and, having scored 27 already, are averaging three goals a game at the Shay - a stark improvement on this stage last season, when they had managed just 13.

The defensive record shows remarkable improvement too, with just eight goals conceded at home compared to 19 last term.

Town have, unsuprisingly, won six of their first nine at home, twice as many as last year - but despite the turn around in goal difference, they have still lost three games at home, exactly the same as last year.

In both league games at home to Colwyn Bay and Boston United, Town have conceded first and struggled to break down the opposition.

Neil Aspin has repeated stressed the importance of scoring first, something which the stats would appear to support.

“At home we have scored a lot of goals but we’ve still lost a couple of games which is disappointing because in the other games the goals have flowed freely,” he said.

“But again it’s getting that first goal and the two games we haven’t won have been where we’ve conceded first and the other team sits back and ask us to bring them down.

“It’s a long season and we’ve just got to keep concentrating on the next game and see how many points we can pick up because we’re a match for anybody.”