Following FC Halifax Town’s 2-1 win over Bromley, manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game, the penalty appeal and red card, the jump to third in the league, and looking ahead to the FA Trophy.
“I thought we were excellent first half,” Wild said. “We put them under pressure and always looked good going forward. We were good for our 2-0 lead, unfortunately one of their lads has been sent off. Then to concede just before half time was disappointing. It is a ball I think we can deal with; it has gone a long way and we just didn’t deal with it. We gave them something to hang on to and we made tough work of it second half. In the end, the lads have stood up to the test yet again and they deserve immense credit for it.”
Bromley captain Jack Holland saw red half an hour into the game after he brought Jamie Allen down who was through on goal.
“It doesn’t matter now because it went in,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “I thought it was probably a penalty but at the end of the day we scored from the free kick. So, it becomes irrelevant.”
The result sees Halifax move to third in the league, eight points off top. Wild was delighted with Town’s climb back up the league with a strong run of form recently.
“Really pleased, we’ve just to keep going,” Wild said. “We’ve just to keep our heads down and keep at it. Tick the games off and we go again. We have a little break in the league. Hopefully we can stay within the leading pack and close the ground between ourselves and top.”
Town have another home game next week as we host Halesowen in the FA Trophy. Wild is looking forward to a slight break in the league and is confident of avoiding an upset.
“We’ll keep playing our best side,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “The difference in leagues doesn’t matter. They’ve been excellent to get this far in the competition. We can’t afford to underestimate them, and we have to keep doing what we’re doing.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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