FC Halifax Town midfielder Michael Collins spoke to ShaymenTV about the sheer disappointment of the result on Boxing Day, as they were narrowly beaten by Macclesfield Town.
Collins believed the Shaymen deserved at least a point especially after matching the home side throughout.
“I thought we were well worthy of a point, in the first half I thought that they had a lot of possession and asked a lot of questions to us without causing us too much of a problem, I thought we dealt with that quite well.” He said.
“A minute before half time, we switched off and allowed them to get in and score with what was a tame shot and beat Sammy.” Collins added.
After conceding the goal on the stroke of half time it was a task for manager Billy Heath, but Town came out the second forty-five minutes firing which Collins praised.
“We came back out and had a really good go, it is a shame coming away with no points when I thought we deserved at least one.”
“In football you get a bit of luck and sometimes you don’t get it and today we never really got that, both goals avoidable the first a deflection that has gone in and a second was disappointing to give away too.” The midfielder said.
In a game against a side who are top of the league, the Shaymen can go into the Dover game holding their heads high after a pleasing performance according to Collins;
“There is a lot of pleasing things to take away from today and we can take that into Dover when we go down there, we’ve won two in three and if we get a positive result at dover then we have done well!”
“You could see that they were a full-time side, they are well drilled and a clever side. As good as they were, we did deal with that, we created lots of chances, we should have been out of sight before they got the equaliser.”
On an individual basis, Collins has come into the squad and played all full ninety minutes of the three games since he has been at the club, he believes that it encourages him to become fitter for each game.
“I feel fine, I have kept myself fit and I have always tried to keep myself fit anyway with regards to looking after myself. I feel fresher going into each game, the gaffer has looked after me well. I will feel even better now going into Dover. Collins told ShaymenTV.
“I am quite pleased with how it is going, two wins out of three.” He added.
Billy Heath’s team put the home defence on the ropes on numerous occasions and Collins thinks that the energy through the backbone of the squad is important.
“We create a lot of chances and we have a lot of energy in the midfield, which is why it was disappointing to lose today.”
This result meant that Macclesfield Town extended their stay at the top of the Vanarama National League. Collins expressed his opinion that the team can take credit from the performance.
“Macclesfield, you seen at the end how much the win meant to them the way they took the ball into the corners, so that is a credit to us that we have been able to match them!”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV along with interviews with Billy Heath and Scott Garner
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