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Johnson Helps FC Halifax To Wembley

21 March 2016

Port Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson was delighted to have helped FC Halifax set up a date at Wembley after they beat Nantwich Town in the semi final of the FA Trophy.

The on-loan 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes in both legs as the Shaymen won 6-4 on aggregate.

Johnson’s loan is due to expire at the end of April but the two clubs are working on a deal that will allow the shot-stopper to be eligible for the final on 22nd May against Grimsby Town.

The keeper told “It was a great atmosphere on Saturday, we had quite a big crowd in and they got behind the lads all the way through the game.

“We didn’t have the best of first halves but them cheering us on certainly got us through it.”

He added: “I’ve never been there [Wembley] so I’m looking forward to it. You think about it when you’re growing up as a kid so it’s a great chance for me now.”

Since Johnson joined Halifax in November he has played in virtually every match and he believes the run of games has been crucial in his development.

“I’m really enjoying it,” he commented. “I’m happy I’m getting a good run of games and we’ve been doing well since I’ve been there and hopefully we can stay up now.

“I’ve had probably about 20 games there now so it’s been good for my development and I think I’m learning a lot there.”

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