Town must not take their eyes off the prize

As delighted as Town were to pick up three points at in-form Colwyn Bay last weekend, they will count for nothing if they slip up at rock bottom Eastwood on Saturday.

Their five league defeats this season have included losses to Vauxhall Motors and Hinckley United, two of the sides that are battling to beat the drop.

And Liam Needham says that the whole squad is determined not to take their eyes off the ball as they have done against sides close to the foot of the Blue Square Bet North table.

“I think we have been guilty of that this season,” he said.

“If you look how we have done against the top teams, we have beaten the majority of them.

“We seem to step up in those games and we were beating those sides when we were not playing as well as we are now.

“We have slipped up against the so called littler sides.

“But we are fired up for every game and we will not be taking Eastwood lightly.

“As much as they are down there, it is a massive three points and we want to win every game.”

Town moved to within nine points of leaders Hyde FC with victory in north Wales.

But Needham believes the key to further progress is to focus on the next opponents rather than plotting three or four games ahead.

“I tend to do that anyway,” he said. “I don’t worry about what anyone else is doing because we can only affect what we do.

“All we can do is turn up and win a game and that is the feeling around the club.

“We had a bad start to the season but we have turned it round and now we are on this great run.

“We are not thinking of anything other than doing our best in every game.

“I guess we will see where that leaves us at the end of the season.

“It was a massive win at Colwyn Bay, especially looking at the run they had been on.

“There were people who would have taken a draw but I was confident with the way that we have been playing we could win.

“It was a great win and we are looking to kick on from here.”

On a personal note, Needham is playing as well as ever in a Halifax shirt and said he was really enjoying his football.

“Everyone seems to be playing with a smile on their face,” he said.

“There are certain pressures even at this level, but we are enjoying it, especially the midfielders.

“We are working hard and doing our jobs, but we are having a laugh and a joke while we are doing it.

“If you are enjoying it you are going to play better and it’s a good time to be in this midfield.”

Halifax Town have extended striker Cameron Darkwah’s loan at the Shay into a second month

The youngster’s chances have been limited since he arrived from Stockport County with bad weather disrupting the Shaymen’s schedule.

He did, however, make an immediate impact when he came off the bench to bag the late equaliser that set up victory over Worcester City on his debut.