FC Halifax Town: Kosylo optimistic Town’s next league win isn’t far away

FA Cup - FC Halifax Town v Warrington Town. Matty Kosylo
FA Cup - FC Halifax Town v Warrington Town. Matty Kosylo

Winger Matty Kosylo is confident Town’s next league win is not far away.

The Shaymen are without a National League victory in 11 games after drawing seven and losing four of those outings.

That is after Halifax’s superb start to the season when they won five of their first seven league matches, which earned Jamie Fullarton the August manager of the month award.

Kosylo said: “With the start we had, I think we probably exceeded some people’s expectations, not our own, because we set our own standards.

“But it’s just been a rough patch.

“We started that well, it’s made it look a lot worse in contrast.

“Yes we haven’t won since August, but we’ve picked up a lot of draws away at tough places - Sutton, Wrexham, Solihull - and we’ve kept clean sheets.

“We’ll keep going. I don’t think the win’s far away.

“I think we’ll go to Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday with confidence and hopefully get the three points.”

Kosylo says the fact that most of Halifax’s squad only arrived in the summer should be taken into consideration when assessing their season so far, but is optimistic there will be an upturn in results.

“Me, Johnny (Edwards) and Dayle spoke after the Solihull game, saying if we keep working hard for each other, especially up top, and being selfless, and creating chances, it’ll click at some point,” Kosylo said.

“We had chances on Tuesday. Johnny’s had a chance, Dayle’s had a chance, and we’ve created more opportunities where we’ve just missed it.

“But we’ll keep going. And don’t forget, it’s a brand new squad.

“People think that because we’ve had a pre-season together, we’re just going to go off the runway and take off.

“We’re still getting to know Cam (Cameron King), getting to know Johnny, Dayle. We’re all new to each other.

“It’ll click at some point.”

On Town’s draw at Solihull on Tuesday night, Kosylo said: “It was scrappy, end-to-end.

“I think a draw was a fair result in the end, we both had chances.

“They’re well up there. They started this run at the end of last season and they’ve carried it on.

“They’ve got a lot of momentum behind them, but we stood up to them, defended well, put our bodies on the line.

“We missed some chances, we could have nicked all three.

“And Dayle (Southwell) says he’s been too honest at the end. Their lad’s gone to ground and touched him, but Dayle’s stayed on his feet.

“On another day, he might have got a penalty.

“But I think we stuck together, and that was important.

“I think Browny’s won us a point, by making the decision, and that’s what it’s about.

“Some people would have left it because they didn’t want to get a yellow card, or worried about getting a red, but Browny took one for the team.

“Fortunately he got a yellow and the lad’s blazed it over.

“It’s about decision-making and sticking together on the pitch, and we did that.”