Goals at key times for Shaymen

FC Halifax Town v Oxford United at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.
FC Halifax Town v Oxford United at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Neil Aspin said that his side scored goals at important times as they came back to beat Oxford City 3-1.

Town fell behind in the third minute but hit back straight away through Dale Johnson, and Paul Marshall’s 45th minute strike completed the turnaround to give Town the lead at the break.

And Aspin said the timing of the equaliser was vital.

“I was disappointed to concede so early. We didn’t start well and we were on the back foot virtually straight from the kick off and when you start like that sometimes it’s difficult to get back into it,” he said.

“But the key to the game today was the fact that we equalised within two or three minutes and after that I think we controlled the game.

“We deserved to be ahead at the break. Their keeper made some decent saves and we had a couple cleared off the line.

“It’s always nice to go in at half time leading and I think it will have changed their team talk. They had to risk men forward and open up the game, and that left space which we could exploit so it was a key time to score.

“Overall I was pleased with the way we played. We moved it well and switched it well. We attacked with a lot of purpose and a decent tempo to the game,” he said.