Aspin praises free-scoring Shaymen after another home win

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Neil Aspin said his FC Halifax Town side were ‘full value’ for their 4-0 win over Aldershot at the Shay which lifted them back into the play-off places.

Town recorded their second consecutive 4-0 home win of the week to extend their unbeaten start at the Shay to 11 games.

Lee Gregory scored one and set up goals for Scott McManus and Adam Smith, with Marc Roberts adding the fourth in the second-half.

Aspin said: “It’s been a great week. I think the 4-0 flattered us on Tuesday but I thought we were full value for the win today.

“Aldershot had a lot of possession in the first 15 minutes without creating a chance.

“Once we got the first goal it allowed a bit of space in behind them.

“We all know that first goal is important and once we got it, then it made a big difference.

“We’ve scored a variety of goals today and certainly the third goal was the pick - it was a fantastic goal.

“To score eight goals in a week at this level is full credit to the players.”

Town are now the highest scorers in the Skrill Premier having plundered 36 goals, a feat Aspin admits he wasn’t expecting to see.

He said: “Lois Maynard’s chipped in with three goals, Scott McManus has chipped in with three goals, Kevin Holsgrove has got three.

“There’s a few people that have scored the goals and that’s why we’re top scorers in the league.

“I must say, I didn’t expect that to be a stat when we started the season.

With Dan Gardner left out of the matchday squad entirely, Josh Wilson was given the nod in behind Gregory and again impressed, producing a superb free-kick to set up Roberts’ header.

Aspin added: “Josh came on at Milton Keynes and did well, he came on the other night and was really good and I thought he was excellent today.

“He’s had a slow start to his career at Halifax but there’s no doubt the lad’s got good ability.

“He strikes a lovely dead ball, we know that, but there’s more to his game than that and he showed that today.

“His confidence has grown and a fully confident Josh Wilson is a very good player.”