FC United 0-3 FC Halifax Town: We found the goals we’ve been missing, says Heath

Billy Heath
Billy Heath

Town boss Billy Heath praised his side’s “excellent” performance as they swept aside FC United 3-0 to move up to third in the National League North.

First-half goals from Dion Charles, Jordan Sinnott and Liam King sealed an impressive victory for The Shaymen.

“I thought we were excellent,” said Heath. “First-half we got the goals that have been missing of late and took the pressure off us. We played some really good stuff first-half. We just said at half-time ‘keep a clean sheet’ although we still created chances second-half.

“The first goal was a fantastic goal for Dion. We’ve been asking him to do that and it was a great finish. The other two finishes came at the right time and finished it off.”

Heath felt Town’s second goal was crucial in setting them on the way to victory, with FC United’s Kieran Glynn failing to connect with a free ball in the box at 1-0.

“The second goal was always going to be paramount,” Heath said. “We were dominating so much and I’ve said before that you can’t dominate a game constantly. They had a rare foray and that led to a decent chance for them, but once we got the second goal everybody relaxed a bit more.

“The third goal was the icing on the cake. Then you make sure you make the right choices, don’t get lazy on and off the ball, and do the right things.

“They looked a bit brighter than us at the start of the second-half but we stepped it up after 15 minutes.”

On Fleetwood loanee Charles, who excelled on the day, Heath said: “He was a very exciting player last season at this level and he’s gone onto full-time training with Fleetwood. He scored 18 goals last season for Fylde.

“He had a decent first game but he’s growing into it. I think it’s the pace and physicality of this league (that’s different) compared to the football he’s been playing.

“He’s a very good player and hopefully his calf problem is not going to be too bad.”

Sinnott produced another mercurial display in central midfield, prompting Heath to say of the former Huddersfield youngster: “Jordan gives you quality. We know he’s a fantastic footballer. If he works hard when we haven’t got the ball then he’s a top, top player, and Jordan knows that. And you get the long throw, and the set-pieces. He had three months out but now he’s finding his fitness again, finding the rhythm again, which is massively important.”

And on new signing Joel Logan, who joined on loan from Guiseley last week, Heath said: “He’s an exciting prospect. He’s very raw but he showed some good stuff. He’s quick, he’s direct. He’s been on the bench most of the season for Guiseley but he has got something, he’s exciting and he’s a good addition.

“He wants to learn and do well for us and himself.”