FC Halifax Town return home from Dagenham & Redbridge with a share of the spoils after a good performance with 10 men.
We spoke to right back Jacob Hanson after the game to get his thoughts.
He said: “With the conditions, going down to 10 men after half an hour, it’s a good result in the end.”
Town lost Josh Staunton 35 minutes into the game after a reckless challenge that saw referee Richard Hulme brandish a red card. Despite this, the Shaymen battled on to earn a hard-fought draw with an 80th minute equaliser from Nathan Clarke.
Hanson believes that the referee made the wrong call and that it should have been a yellow at most.
He said: “To be honest, I never thought it was a red card. I thought it was a bit weak for a straight red, but it just depends how the referee sees it.”
Following the dismissal, Mekhi McLeod was brought off for Joe Skarz as Jamie Fullarton shifted the team to stay in the game.
Hanson is happy with the performance and pleased the restructuring of the team after the incident created a positive result.
He said: “We’ve done well. When we went down to 10 men, we had to change the plan obviously. But, we’ve done well to stay in the game and get the draw.”
Looking forward and Town face Barrow next Saturday in the first round of the FA Trophy. Hanson is confident the team will be able to get another positive result.
He said: “After a result like that, with the conditions, I think we’re confident going into the next game.”
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