FC Halifax Town under-19’s manager Mark Trueman has said that his side have to be more clinical following their 2-1 victory away to Farsley Celtic at Throstle Nest.
James Sunderland scored with headers in both halves as Town earned their third consecutive league victory.
But, manager Trueman believes his side could have won the game far more comfortably had they been more potent in the final third.
“We probably weren’t clinical enough today,” Trueman admitted to Shaymen TV. “We created some good chances in the first-half and we just didn’t take them.”
“I think with those chances, if we turn them into goals, I think it’s a comfortable win for us.
“But, going in (to half time) at 1-0, you know the opposition are always in the game and that that next goal would be vital after half-time.
“They went and got it did Farsley so it was tough for us. But, the players showed grit and determination to get that final goal and to win the game 2-1.
“Overall, we’re pleased with how the season’s going. It’s all about development at youth football.
“Obviously, we’re seeing progression each week so we’re happy with how things are going. We just need to work more in the final third.”
Trueman praised the performance of the match-winner Sunderland although he felt that the midfielder should have had more than the two goals to his name.
“I think he could have had another two or three to be honest in the first-half,” Trueman continued. He’s a talented player is James (Sunderland). We played him out wide, even though we usually play him as a number ten, due to Keelan (Swales)’s injury.
“He’s a talented player, he’s clever on the ball, he’s took his two goals well. But it’s good to have him back in the squad and scoring goals.”
Read more posts by Jacob Kilbride