FC Halifax Town: Jordan happy to be spot-on during late drama

Halifax Town v Bromley. Jordan Burrow
Halifax Town v Bromley. Jordan Burrow

Jordan Burrow admits feeling the nerves before scoring the dramatic last-ditch penalty that earned FC Halifax Town their 2-2 draw with Bromley last week.

The striker’s spot-kick completed a remarkable fightback that saw Town score twice in stoppage-time, with Connor Hughes’s 30-yard screamer initially halving the deficit.

Burrow believes that extraordinary comeback displayed the fighting spirit that exists in the Halifax squad and wants to see more of the same in their upcoming double-header against Wrexham and Barrow.

“It was quite nerve-racking but it was just nice to finally get a point on the board,” he said of the penalty.

“I don’t think anybody would have predicted that comeback with two or three minutes to go.

“But it just shows you should never stop believing and that we have got good character as a squad.

“Hopefully we can take that forward now and go into Saturday and Monday with a lot more confidence.”

Burrow has already netted twice from the spot this season after also scoring from 12 yards in the opening-day 3-1 defeat at Boreham Wood.

That’s despite the forward never having scored a penalty in senior football before this campaign during spells with Lincoln City, Stevenage, Morecambe and Chesterfield.

“I always took them in my youth team days,” he said, “but not so many since then.

“But I’m confident with penalties - I practice them after training with the goalkeepers.”

Burrow has bagged four goals in the first five games of the season and already looks in with a chance of beating his tally of 10 last term with The Imps.

The Sheffield-born striker says his start to the season means he is in confident mood but isn’t losing sight of the most important priority - results on the pitch.

“It’s a good start for me personally and long may it continue,” he said.

“I’m confident and that’s a big thing as a striker.

“It’s just a shame it’s not been with a run of wins.

“But I’m sure we’ll get there eventually.

“That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.

“It’s not about what I do, the team’s the most important thing and we need to start picking up results.”

Burrow has more often than not been utilised as a lone striker so far this term, and admits that role can be a challenge.

“There’s a lot of running about!

“I played there quite a bit at the start of last season in a 4-3-3 on my own,” he said.

“We’ve had different formations and played two up top at times so far.

“It is hard work on your own but that’s just part and parcel of that position.”

The 22-year-old insists Town go into their games against Wrexham and Barrow in good heart, despite being without a win so far this campiagn.

He added: “There’ll be a good crowd at Wrexham but I think we can rise to it.

“We won’t be nervous or daunted by it.

“We’ll go there and enjoy it.

“We’re all looking forward to it, especially on the back of that comeback.

“Anyone can beat anyone in this league.”