Halifax 4-0 Bradford Park Avenue: Team did their job, says Heath

Billy Heath
Billy Heath

Town boss Billy Heath said his team did what they needed to in defeating Bradford Park Avenue 4-0 at The Shay on Saturday.

Two goals from Alex Simmons and one each from Jordan Sinnott and Tom Denton saw off rock-bottom Park Avenue as Town won at a canter.

“I thought we started the game well, came out of the traps really fast, got an early goal again, which settled us down,” Heath said.

“We played really well first-half, didn’t ever look like getting into any real trouble at any point.

“We said at half-time ‘make sure we’re not complacent’ and once we got the fourth goal the game was finished.

“We could have had a couple more goals if we’re going to be critical but the boys have done what they needed to do.

“I thought we were good today.”

Simmons, on loan from Lincoln, now has four goals in three Town appearances.

“He’s done really well because he’s a goalscorer,” Heath said.

“Things drop in the box and he finishes well.

“His two goals were real goalscorer’s goals.

“He can play up front in a 4-4-2, he can play where he’s playing at the minute in a 4-3-3.

“He’s quick, dynamic and he’s got an eye for goal and he’s done ever so well since he came.

“And he wants to work hard, and that’s another massive thing from him.

“We want a team that, first and foremost, is going to work hard and he wants to work hard.”

Heath also praised the debut of midfielder David Lynch, who joined from Altrincham last week.

The Town boss added: “I liked him when he played here for Altrincham because he’s exactly what you see - he’s tenacious, he’s got bags of energy, he gets about the pitch, puts a massive shift in, and that’s what I need.

“I know what he is and he gives energy. This is what you need in games.

Heath admitted he was slightly surprised Lynch became available after leaving Altrincham.

“He’s 100 per cent every week and those sorts of players are slightly going out of the game now. A lot of players aren’t interested in doing that anymore.

“He wants to get about the pitch and you could see how much ground he covered, how many tackles he put in. He made one, got back up and made another one.

“It’s about players complementing each other and what he does is allow other people to play.

“He had a great debut.”