Greenwood delighted with Halifax’s grind

Halifax full-back Miles Greenwood was very pleased by the collective effort shown by the team in their 6-2 win at Batley at the weekend.

The former Batley man felt that the game came down to a grinding battle of wills between the teams, and he was delighted that Fax emerged victorious from the contest.

The second half of the game saw no scoring from either side.

“I did enjoy it, very much, and I thought we deserved it,” said Greenwood, according to the Halifax Courier.

“Sometimes, you can have all your tip sheets and game plans and tactics, but it just comes down to sheer determination and enthusiasm.

“Everyone showed they were willing to work for the person beside you.

“They all stood up when it mattered and that’s really pleasing for us.

“I was confident; we had a good chat at half time, and although it was always going to be tough against a motivated, well coached side, I knew we could do it.

“Batley won’t be held scoreless going down the hill too often this year. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the last time it happens and that’s testament to us.”

Meanwhile, Halifx chairman Michael Steele has thanked the Fax fans who made the journey to Batley to back the team.

“I would like, personally, to thank everyone who travelled across to Batley yesterday to see us record our first away win at The Mount in four years,” he told his club’s official website.

“What a superb display of sheer grit and determination against a very good Batley side, it was. The defence was as good as I’ve seen in many a season and the team spirit and camaraderie was a pleasure to see.

“Richard Marshall and his coaching staff really have worked hard on the fitness side of things and special mention must go to our head of strength and conditioning, Andy Holleyhead.

“The great job that Andy is doing was evident yesterday, as it was against Leigh the previous week, as we finished the game much the stronger of the two teams.”

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