Boss: You’re incredible

FC Halifax Town v Frickley at the Shay - Lee Gregory has a shot
FC Halifax Town v Frickley at the Shay - Lee Gregory has a shot

Boss Neil Aspin praised his side’s incredible consistency as they made it 30 wins in 40 league games with victory over Frickley at the Shay last night.

The Evo Stik Premier Division champions were never at their best and had to recover from the shock of going a goal down after former Shayman Mark Whitehouse fired home in the 12th minute.

Lee Gregory and Danny Holland made sure Town led at the break and Tom Baker, with the help of a goalkeeping error, completed the scoring in the second half.

“We have had a fantastic record for the last two seasons and that is down to the players,” said Aspin.

“It is not easy to win matches when everyone wants to beat you.

“But the players play with that and with the expectation every week.

“You are going to have off days and for them to be as consistent as they have been is testament to them.

“I thought we played well at times in the first half and there was some really good play to get the two goals.

“We were sloppy at times but I can’t be too critical when we keep getting results and keep winning games.”

Last night’s win was Town’s ninth in the 10 games since they were beaten at Buxton.

They now have two more matches to get to - and go past - the 100 point mark for the second successive season.

But Aspin has been forced to change formations in recent games and admitted he was pleased to be reaching the end of the campaign.

“Because of the personnel we have got, the only width we are going to get is with the wing backs pushed right up and I encouraged them to get forward,” he said.

“But I am pleased we are down to the last two games of the season and not just half way through because we have got a few knocks and injuries.”

Danny Holland scored for the fourth game in a row, taking his tally for the season to 20.

“The forwards did really well,” said Aspin.

Report - pages 34-35