Aspin delighted by free-scoring Shaymen

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Neil Aspin praised his side’s ‘excellent’ performance after FC Halifax Town’s 5-1 thrashing of Lincoln City.

The Shaymen ended the year in style as they dismantled a Lincoln team who went down to 10-men within the first quarter of the game.

And Town took full advantage with a rampant display to move within one point of the play-offs.

Aspin said: “I’m really, really pleased with the response of the players coming on the back of a difficult game on Thursday.

“I enjoyed watching us today, I thought we were excellent and it’s full credit to the players.

“We passed the ball well, moved it well and had a threat in wide areas and we took full advantage of Lincoln’s red card.

“Obviously Adam was playing against his former club, he wanted to do well and he took his goal excellently and that gave us some breathing space.

“Jon Worthington hasn’t been starting games but he’s been coming on as sub and doing well and that just rounded it off because it was a fantastic strike.

“Then it was great for Reece to score the fifth because he had the worst start at the club by getting sent-off.

“I know he’s got ability, he’s a good footballer and that was a great goal.

“I’m delighted we got a big crowd in today and I’m pleased they’ve witnessed a good performance.”

Aspin said he didn’t get a good view of Lincoln skipper Alan Power’s lunge on Matt Pearson that earned him a straight red.

But the Town boss says any over-the-top tackle should be met with the same punishment.

He said: “I think if you foul somebody in the box and it’s a penalty - if it’s for reckless play I suppose it’s a bit different from preventing a goalscoring opportunity.

“If it’s deemed reckless then it doesn’t matter where it is on the pitch - it’s got to be a sending-off but I’d need to look at it again.”