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Chesterfield: Tightly Fought Contest

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Sun 14 Oct 2018
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FC Halifax Town came away from their home game against Chesterfield with a point following a 1-1. A result which sees the Shaymen drop one place down to 14th.

Defender Joe Skarz spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the close game.

“Tough Game. It was physical with a lot of second balls. There was a lot of challenges in a tightly fought contest. I think we’ve deserved the win, but these things happen, and we must move on.”

Despite plenty of late chances for Halifax, the points were shared and Skarz believes that the Shaymen deserved the win after the equaliser from Tom Denton.

“They got an equaliser and we had a few chances to get the 3 points: The keeper made a good save of Jordan (Edwards), we hit the bar, so it was a really good game with two teams battling for the 3 points.”

Skarz believed that Chesterfield’s style of play, utilising Denton as a target man, was always going to make things difficult.

“They had the big man up front and they’ve tried to play off him, so it was hard at the back, but I thought we coped well, and the performance was better than it has been.”

Having spent a few weeks on the side-line with an injury Skarz knows that he was rebuilding his match fitness as he said:

“When you have a bit of time out with injury you always feel a little bit rusty in your first game and no matter what fitness you’re doing when you’ve had an injury you feel a bit tired, your legs feel a bit tired.”

For the first time, Jamie Fullarton decided to change up the formation which saw Skarz play out of his natural position of left back to fulfil a more central role, something he believes worked.

“I thought we were quite solid throughout and we played some good football and the things we’ve been working on in training we implemented, and we created lots of chances.”

Looking forward to next Saturday and the Shaymen travel away to face Warrington in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup and this is a game Skarz accepts could be a potential upset.

“They’re the underdogs, it’s a perfect game for them, difficult game for us so everyone will be looking at it, asking if it is going to be an upset, so we’ve got to prepare right all week. Look at them and us and how we’re going to beat them and how they play and how we’re going to stop them.”

Watch the final interview on Shaymen TV.

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