Harrogate Town v FC Halifax Town: 'I won't hesitate to shoot', says Ryan Fallowfield

Harrogate Town right-back Ryan Fallowfield is hungry for more goals following his stunning strike against Chesterfield at the weekend.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 12:26 pm
Ryan Fallowfield celebrates after scoring againstChesterfield. Picture: Matt Kirkham

The 23-year-old ex-Hull City defender netted his side's second in a 3-1 success and says he won't think twice if another chance falls his way when FC Halifax Town visit the CNG Stadium on Tuesday evening.

"I'd definitely back myself," said Fallowfield, who is in relatively prolific form this term having scored twice in the space of nine game after going four and a half years without registering.

"If another chance comes my way against Halifax then I won't hesitate to shoot. I haven't set myself a target for the season but I want more.

"On Saturday, the ball just fell perfectly for me and I hit it perfectly.

"I'd anticipated what Mark Beck was going to do, so I made my run and luckily George Thomson was able to find me with the pass. Fortunately I managed to get to the ball before Falks [Josh Falkingham].

"To be honest, I didn't really aim for the top corner, I just had so much of the goal to aim at that I knew that if I got my head over the ball and hit it hard then I'd have a good chance.

"Obviously for it to end up where it did meant that it looked pretty good and I'm really pleased with the strike."

For Fallowfield, Saturday's goal was a reward for extra work he has been putting in after training.

"On Thursday, after we'd finished our session, a few of us stayed out and did some extra shooting work," he added.

"We were practising our finishing from the edge of the box. There were only five of us, but one of the others was Josh Falkingham, and he scored against Chesterfield too.

"It just goes to show that if you put in that extra practice then it will pay dividends on a Saturday.

"It's not uncommon for our lads to stay out and do extra work after training. It happens a lot here at Harrogate, and as I've always been told by coaches from a young age, it can really make a big difference.

"I've been working hard on improving my end product and I am getting in better positions this season, but I still think I can do better with my crossing, there's always room to improve."

Town (6th) have already beaten Halifax twice this season, though the Shaymen still sit above them in the National League standings.

Simon Weaver's men will however leapfrog their fourth-placed visitors with a victory at Wetherby Road, and Fallowfield says that they must go all out for the three points.

"Halifax's position in the league doesn't lie, we know they're a good side," he continued.

"We know a lot about them from the two games this season and we can take plenty from the fact that we've beaten them twice.

"We do a lot of analysis of the opposition and you've got consider their strengths and weaknesses, however the most important thing is that we play our own game, we get the ball down and pass it and find Becky [Beck] and work off him.

"You know that we will always create chances, we've got to make sure that we take them against Halifax, get another three points and keep climbing the table."

Despite a flying start to the campaign, Halifax have struggled in recent weeks, winning just one of their last eight matches and losing four times in the process.

Pete Wild's team, who will be missing suspended centre-half Nathan Clarke for their trip to North Yorkshire, drew 1-1 at home to Eastleigh last time out.

Kick-off at the CNG Stadium on Tuesday is at 7.45pm.