Town boss wants strong end to season

FC Halifax Town v Tamworth at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.

FC Halifax Town v Tamworth at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.

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Town boss Neil Aspin has called on his players not to ease up after surpassing the 50-point barrier at the weekend.

Halifax’s 2-0 win over Tamworth on Saturday took their tally for the season to 51 points, one better than the total Aspin identified at the start of the season as potentially enough to keep Town safe.

There are still 33 points up for grabs between now and the end of the season and Aspin wants his side to grab as many as possible to maintain their impressive first season back in the Conference.

He said: “You aim for 50 points but you can never say that’s going to be enough because you don’t know how it’s going to pan out.

“As a rule, 50 points is enough to keep you in the division, which was our first aim.

“We’ve achieved that earlier than I thought with 11 games to go but I don’t want the season just to peter out.

“I said that to the players last week. They deserve a lot of credit but we need to keep pushing, try and win as many games as we can and we’ll see where it takes us.

“But I would certainly have taken 51 points with 11 games to go at the start of the season.”