Following FC Halifax Town’s penalty win over Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Trophy, Manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game.
“First of all I’m disappointed with the three goals we conceded,” Wild said. “They have had three shots on goal and they have scored three goals and the defending for all three was not good enough. But, we have had all the play. We have had 85, even 90 percent of the ball. In the first 20 minutes I thought we were moving the ball very well, but then that slowed down and we gave them a foothold in the match.”
The game got off to a rapid start with Town coming close inside the opening minute, but it was the visitors who struck first through Brad Dockerty before the Shaymen equalised ten minutes later.
“It was a rubbish goal to give away,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “We have been beaten off of one long ball and we have been discussing that recently. It is a poor goal to give away. But not long after we get the goal. A lot of our play tonight was really good and our first goal was really well worked. But then we didn’t go into the ascendancy and take our chances.”
As the scores remained level after 90 minutes, penalties were required. With Luke Summerfield, Martin Woods, Matty Warburton, Niall Maher, and Billy Waters all converting their spot kicks to send the Shaymen through.
“All the penalties were really decent,” Wild said. “The big man has pulled us out at the end and we’ve gone through. We need to find different ways to win. We are pleased to win and go through to the next round, but their is a lot of work to do now over the next seven days ahead of Chesterfield.”
Following the postponement of the Boxing Day fixture against Grimsby Town, Halifax’s next fixture falls on the 28th of December as The Shaymen travel to Chesterfield.
“After that tonight we have got some work to do,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “Certainly out of possession we have got some work to do and the postponement gives me seven days to make sure those things are implemented.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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