FC Halifax Town: Liam King column

Actions from the FA Cup, Halifax Town v Stalybridge, at the Shay. Liam King
Actions from the FA Cup, Halifax Town v Stalybridge, at the Shay. Liam King

In his latest monthly online column for the Courier, Halifax captain Liam King looks back on The Shaymen’s September, reflects his own form and assesses the strength of the National League North.

We take a lot more positives than negatives from September. We finished the month well.

We’ve had three wins on the bounce now.

We had an off night at Gainsborough, which we had a lot of criticism about. But that was fair to be honest because it was a bad performance.

But we’ve kicked on since then, got ourselves together and let’s hope the form continues.

I think you saw in the first 10 minutes on Saturday that we started really well.

We’re still gelling as a team but there has to be more gears from us for us to be up there.

It’s a tight league. Top and bottom are miles away from each other this year and a result can take you right into the play-offs.

I think we need to be in the play-off places soon. We’ve got a massive game at Gloucester on Saturday and let’s hope we get a result there.

More to come

It was tough for me when I first came in because I didn’t move for five weeks. I didn’t do any training.

It was like starting pre-season all over again and I hardly moved in the game at Telford.

But I thought I did all right on Saturday. I feel there’s more to come from me.

I’ve scored two goals but I’d like to take my chances better than I have been doing.

But I think that’s a bit of rustiness on my part.

Competition has hotted up

I think the Conference North is a tougher division this season. There’s a massive divide between top and bottom.

There’s a lot of teams who can have a chance of going up this year and it’s unlucky it’s fallen like that.

Salford, Darlington, Fylde - they’re all pushing for the same thing as us. We’ve just got to hope we’re up there at the end.

It’s not going to be a walk in the park this league, as we’ve seen already.

It’s a long season, we’re eighth at the minute, but let’s hope we get up there soon,