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Boreham Wood: Need To Be More Inventive

Posted by Jack Douglas
Posted on Sun 13 Oct 2019
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FC Halifax Town defender Josh Staunton was disappointed to come away from this afternoon’s match against Boreham Wood with no points, especially considering the home side’s dominance.

“We are all disappointed coming out with no points,” he said, speaking to Shaymen TV. “It was another game where we had a lot of possession, but we didn’t really hurt them when we got into good areas; we were too slow and had too many touches.”

After Town’s goalless draw with Chorley in the week, Staunton believes that sides are coming to The Shay with a very defensive mindset.

“When you’re playing well, teams look at you and try catch you on the counter,” he said. “We are finding it hard to break teams down and it is an area of our game we need to look at, work on and maybe switch things up a bit and be a bit more inventive in that final third.”

Attentions quickly turn to next weekend’s F.A. Cup Fourth Qualifying round, which sees the Shaymen welcome Harrogate Town to The Shay. The break from the league will come at a good time for Pete Wild’s side according to Staunton, who is hoping for success in the tournament.

“Every F.A. Cup game is exciting and different to a league game. It’s important we get back on track and start scoring goals here at home,” he added. “Three zeros next to your name after three home games obviously isn’t great and it gives teams a chance to sit back and hit us on the counter.

The fixture will give Town the chance to get some revenge over their Yorkshire rivals, who ran out 1-0 winners at The Shay just weeks ago. Staunton believes that putting the previous result behind them will help them bounce back.

“They beat us here a few weeks ago so they go into the game thinking maybe they have the upper hand but it’s important we put that one behind us and try get through to the next round of the cup.”

You can watch the full interview with Josh Staunton on Shaymen TV now.

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