Wint was just happy to get up to speed

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Loan signing Aron Wint would have been happy just to have adapted to the pace of Blue Square Bet North football on his debut against Harrogate.

He did that - and more - as he bagged the goal that sparked the Shaymen’s fightback from a goal down on their way to a crucial 3-1 win.

Wint’s only previous senior competitive football was as a late substitute for his parent club Scunthorpe United in the JP Trophy and a brief loan spell at Belper Town.

But you would never have known it as the 19-year-old slotted straight into the Town line up, scoring the equalising goal just before the half hour mark.

“You feel the difference in the challenges and in the tempo of the game which is much quicker,” he said.

“You have to adapt to that and I thought I did all right.

“It was great to play. The fans are great, the stadium is nice and it was good to get the win.

“It was an important goal because the game changed once we got it.

“We got a second quite quickly after that, went in at half time winning and built on that in the second half.”

Wint, a former Coventry junior, expects his time at the Shay to benefit both parties as he looks to make his way in the professional game.

“It is a great opportunity to get some football,” he said. “I came here because I want to be playing competitive games.

“I am here to help the team and that will also help me in my development as well.

“I will just keep giving my all every game.”

That is not to say he does not give his all in reserve team football at Glanford Park, but there are so few second string games it is difficult to get into a rhythm.

“You are trying to keep fit and mentally sharp and that is hard,” he said.

“There is nothing better than playing games in front of fans on a good pitch.”

The Town players are not too shabby either according to Wint who is used to training with Alan Knill’s League One squad.

“I was impressed at training,” he said. “The quality in the squad is good.

“If everything clicks we will definitely be a challenge for anybody in the league.”

Leaders Hyde FC, who entertain the Shaymen at the weekend, extended their lead at the top of the Blue Square Bet North to 10 points with a 4-0 win over Workington last night.

Second-placed Nuneaton came from behind to secure a point from a 1-1 draw with Guiseley at Liberty Way, a result that saw Guiseley move into third place above Halifax Town on goal difference.

Fans wishing to travel to league leaders Hyde FC on the official supporters’ coach on Saturday can book now by calling 07707 143094. The cost will be £12 and transport leaves the Shay at 1pm.

That is the same number to get information on the Commercial Group’s evening with Tim and Joe, starring Radio Leeds duo Tim Crowther and Joe Maiden.

They will be at Belgrave Social Club to answer questions on a range of subjects on Thursday, May 3 (7pm).

The cost of the tickets for the event is £5 and includes supper.