Town boss wary of giant killing

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

FC Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin said his side can’t be complacent after being drawn at home to minnows Abbey Hey in the FA Cup.

Town will take on the Manchester club, who play in the North West Counties Football League Division One, at the Shay in the second qualifying round on September 22.

And Aspin warned his side they must be better than they were at the same stage last year, when they scraped past Tadcaster Albion thanks to a Scott McManus header deep into injury time, which eventually led to a plum first round tie with Chartlon Athletic.

“It’s nice to be drawn at home and people will be expecting us to turn up and win the game because they’re a few levels below us,” he said.

“But I went to watch them on Wednesday night and they’ve won every game in their division so far this season.

“We’ve got to play better than we did at this stage last year against Tadcaster.

“It’s a big game for them but it’s a big game for us too because if we want to play against teams like Charlton you’ve got to make sure that you win these matches first,” he said.

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