Nathan Clarke gave an honest assessment of FC Halifax Town’s performance in their 5-0 away defeat to Bromley, with the defender admitting that he is “gutted” about the outcome.
Town let in five second half goals at Hayes Lane as their hosts jumped ahead of the Shaymen to top the table.
“Absolutely gutted,” Clarke told Shaymen TV. “Certainly, the second half was really poor.”
“From our perspective, we didn’t stand up to what was always going to be a really tough test. They were too strong, attacking free kicks and corners. In the second half we crumbled. We were nowhere near up to the test.”
The game had been even up until Bromley scored their first goal early in the second half, after which point the Shaymen fell out of the contest.
“The second half was totally not acceptable,” Clarke said. “We’ve got to have a good, long look at ourselves. We should have been coming in here full of confidence, we were top of the league.
“We’ve been torn apart second half. We’ve got to be strong, we’ve got to be men and we just didn’t do that today.”
The Shaymen had to play a significant chunk of the second half with ten men after Jerome Binnom-Williams received his marching orders for receiving two yellow cards.
“He’s gutted in there, said Clarke. “He’s a big miss for us. He’s certainly been one of our better players this season. He knows he has to keep his head in those situations.”
Next up, Town make the trip down south once again, this time to Sutton United, who are without a win in seven games in all competitions.
“We owe the fans a lot more than we gave them today,” said Clarke. “The fans have backed us, and we’ve let them down today. Hopefully, we’ll put that right on Tuesday.”
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