Nuneaton Boro 0 Halifax Town 1: Town have to build on win

BOSS Chris Wilder is looking for his side to build on last night's Setanta Shield win at Nuneaton when they entertain Weymouth in the Blue Square Premier on Saturday.

Jon Shaw gave the Shaymen a 1-0 victory in the Midlands when he fired home from the penalty spot barely 60 seconds from the end.

But the goal was the culmination of an impressive display which saw Halifax dominate the second half.

And they looked anything but a team that has not won in the league since New Year's Day.

"It was a confident, strong performance," said Wilder. "And we need another on Saturday.

"We will be looking for the league win we have been threatening recently.

"We threatened it against Rushden, in the first half against Cambridge and against Stafford.

"Now we need to turn the threat into action.

"I see other sides going on runs and that's what we have to do.

"I would like to finish off the week with a decent win on Saturday.

"Nuneaton are going well in their league this season and I imagine a lot of people would have looked at us on the run we are on and thought it would be a home win.

"The players had to be right or they would be found out.

"We have had off days since August and we cannot afford any more.

Wilder added that the fact the win came from a late spot kick did not concern him after the way his side had played.

"We will take whatever win comes and if it is the last minute from a penalty so be it," he said.

"The players deserve to have a little bit going for them, which they did.

"A lot of people are firing bullets at us and we have to stand up and be counted which I thought we did last night - and we got the rewards."

Town looked strong in the first half despite having to play against the elements.

And they have now kept the opposition at bay in successive matches.

"It was difficult in the first half battling against the gale but the lads stuck in there," said Wilder. "I have always said that when teams have a little bit of pressure you have to see it out. We still had the clearest chance through Simon Heslop and in the second half we were excellent.

"We dominated the proceedings, our concentration levels were good and we have got our second clean sheet on the bounce which gave us a platform to go forward.

"There were good contributions from everyone and if it had not been for their keeper it would possibly have been a bigger scoreline. But it was a very satisfying night for us."

Town were forced to make a late chance to their squad last night when it was decided that Nathan Joynes was not well enough to take his place on the bench having originally been named as a substitute.

TOWN'S home game against Ebbsfleet United on March 15, will have to be postponed as the Kent side will be in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy on that day having beaten Burton Albion 1-0 after extra time in a quarter final replay last night.