FC Halifax Town recorded another victory at The Shay Stadium after defeating Barnet 1-0. Midfielder and Scotsman Martin Woods spoke to Shaymen TV post-match.
Woods began his piece by assessing the game, “That was very scrappy,” he admitted. “The pitch wasn’t ideal for the way we like to play but we’ve shown everyone that we can still pick the points up regardless.”
He added on how it felt to have a home game in the league after a long absence of not kicking a ball at The Shay competing in the Vanarama National League, “I mean, we’d like the pitch to be better, but we can’t do anything in that respect,” he said. “Although, it’s always good to see the fans as they’re always great.”
In midweek, the Shaymen played fellow promotion hopefuls Notts County in a game that Town had to absorb a lot of pressure in. Then this time around, the opposition in Barnet – a lower midtable side, was a different challenge, “The bigger teams in our league try to attack more whereas teams like today, they prefer to sit behind the ball and try to nick a goal,” Woods stated. “For the challenge of Barnet, it just meant we needed to make sure we’re secure at the back and not bombing forward because their game is to hit us on the counter-attack.”
Town’s next game is away at Weymouth, a club that has changed since the last time Halifax came up against them. Boss Brian Stock and backroom staff member Sean O’Driscoll have both left, which is significant as the pair played with and managed Woods respectively in his time at Doncaster Rovers.
“There is no easy task in this league,” Woods said. “Weymouth have picked up a few good results, such as the one against Chesterfield recently. They’ve also gone three unbeaten, and I’ve not checked their result from today yet, but that could be four now. We can’t go there with the wrong mindset, or we will get caught out.’
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV
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