Following FC Halifax Town’s 1-1 draw against league leaders Chesterfield, manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game.
“I’m really pleased as the lads gave everything today,” Wild said. “I thought we were better in the first half and we used the ball better. In the second half, as you do away from home against good teams, you have to bed in a little bit. I thought the lads defended our box very well. We just couldn’t hold on at the end but I think a draw was a fair result.”
Matty Warburton opened the scoring for the Shaymen after 17 minutes with a well placed shot into the bottom corner.
“We deserved that goal,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “We were the better side in the first half and we went in with a deserved lead. We had said that they would drop into their own box and we will need to pick up second balls well to keep the pressure on. We did that and when they dropped Warby has scored the type of goal that he is capable of.”
Town defended resolutely throughout the game but Chesterfield’s increasing pressure told as they netted the equaliser with just five minutes of normal time remaining.
“They have got that one chance where it has dropped in the box,” Wild said. “The more times it comes into the box the more chance there is that they will get an equaliser. But to be fair, I think a draw is a fair result as over the course of the game we have had a similar number of chances.”
Next up for the Shaymen is the trip to Grimsby Town on the 3rd of January, with Wild hopeful of picking up more points on the road.
“First up on the telly in the new year,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “It’s another tough game, first you get Chesterfield away and then it’s Grimsby away. It couldn’t get much harder. They are two great teams with fantastic grounds. We will look forward to being the plucky little underdog again going up there.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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