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WHEN WE TURNED THE CORNER

28 March 2014

Boss on Halifax

Back in October the Hatters were trailing 3-1 at home to FC Halifax and it looked certain that their four-match unbeaten run would come to an end.

Not so. Urged on, swept along, picked up and roared forward by the Kenilworth Road faithful, the Town overturned the deficit. Alex Wall’s memorable 25-yard strike with seven minutes left on the clock sealed a dramatic 4-3 victory. It wouldn’t be until 22 games later that the Hatters would lose again.

The importance of the victory that Autumn day is not lost on John Still as he prepares his side to take on Halifax again, this time at the Shay. This time, 14 points clear and unbeaten in two…

“That’s one of the games where we felt we turned a corner,” said the manager at his pre-match press call on Thursday. “We started to score goals around that time. From then on we went on to score lots and lots.

“The one thing about us this season is we’ve found ways of overcoming things and, taking the Woking game out, I have no problems in what we do.”

The Shaymen are enjoying a fine first season back in non-league’s top flight – their first at this level its new guise as FC Halifax.

Neil Aspin’s side are one of a dozen clubs still hopeful of a Play-Off place, and not only do they hold one of the best home records in the division they also have the Skrill Premier’s joint-leading goalscorer with Lee Gregory.

“They showed here that they are a decent side,” said Still. “I know they’ve had a problem winning away from home but no problems winning at home.”

The Hatters know that three points at the Shay will go a long way to sealing the title, but the manager just hopes his team can play the way he knows they can. And if they do, they’ll be alright.

“Between now and the end of the season, we’ve got eight games left. Are we going to win eight? Probably not,” said Still. “But as long as we play like Luton for eight, the rest will take care of itself.”

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