Josh Staunton said that FC Halifax Town were “really hurting” following the team’s 5-0 defeat away to Bromley in the Vanarama National League.
The Shaymen conceded five second half goals and lost Jerome Binnom-Williams to two yellow cards as their hosts came out on top at Hayes Lane.
“We’re hurting, everyone’s really hurting,” Staunton told Shaymen TV. “To be fair, it’s hard to come here, put up a fight for the first half, go in at 0-0, and then second half we were dreadful.
“We conceded four from set pieces, didn’t we, and it’s hard to take, but we’ve only got ourselves to blame to be honest.”
The Shaymen’s midfielder-turned-centre-back said that it’s probably a little early to assess how Town came up short in the match.
“It’s probably a bit soon to put a finger on what went wrong straight away,” said Staunton. “I think when you come to a place like this you come against a team who play physical, they aren’t easy to play against, they make things hard on the pitch and around the ref.
“You’ve got to stand up and be counted and win first and second balls, and everyone’s got to be willing to put up a fight and scrap over every ball. We knew they were gonna be good from set pieces so to conceded four today really hurts.”
Nevertheless, Staunton said Town’s players wouldn’t dwell on the disappointing defeat ahead of Tuesday’s fixture at Sutton.
“We’ve got to try and get that out of the way, get that out of the system as quick as we can. It’s a quick league, the turnover of games is quick. We can’t really dwell on that, we’ve learned some lessons, we need to defend our box better and we’ll try and bounce back Tuesday night.”
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