FC Halifax Town striker George Waring said that the side’s disappointing start to the second-half was crucial in their 4-1 defeat at home to Macclesfield Town in the Vanarama National League.
A double from former Birmingham midfielder Mitch Hancox and a strike by top-scorer Scott Wilson put Macclesfield 3-0 ahead after an hour and Waring believes it gave the side too much to recover.
“It was frustrating to come out in the second-half and concede a second so soon after the break” Waring told ShaymenTV, “and it’s hard to recover from that kind of a set-back so early in the half.”
“We’re chasing the game from then on and we leave ourselves open to the counter-attack. Obviously, it’s a disappointing result but there were some good performances from the team individually.”
“Over the last few games, maybe something caught up with us today but it’s something to work on and to take into next week’s game.”
Hancox scored the Silkmen’s opener in the final minute of the first-half after a competitive opening 45 minutes against the league leaders.
“After a solid first-half, to be 1-0 down at half-time was unlucky,” Waring continued. “I think, obviously, their goal there’s question marks over.”
“I haven’t seen it back, but it looked offside from my position on the bench, and obviously that’s disappointing.”
“There was nothing in the first-half really, they had more of the ball, but they never really looked like they were going to trouble us.”
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