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Eastleigh: It Was A Penalty Says Wild

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Sun 24 Nov 2019
Posted in Interviews

Pete Wild vented his frustration after FC Halifax Town were held to a 1-1 draw against Eastleigh in the Vanarama National League at The Shay this afternoon.

Town took the lead within the first minute from a corner, as Tobi Sho-Silva nodded home at the near post.

Eastleigh got the equaliser in the 55th minute, also from a corner, thanks to Reda Johnson.

Following the game, Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to talk about his thoughts on the early goal, conceding from a corner, and a late penalty shout.

On the game:

“It was a really open game. I thought both teams did a lot to try and win the game. There were lots of chances in the game. A draw was probably a fair result at the end of the day.”

On scoring in the first minute:

“It was a great start for us. I was delighted with the start. It was from a set-piece as well which has not been a strong point for us this season. After that, we had really good chances to go two or three up, unfortunately we didn’t take them and if we had, hopefully it would have been a different game.”

On conceding from a corner:

“I’m left ruing another set-piece. They have been our Achilles heel this season and it has smashed us in the face. In our first 14 games we conceded one, but our last 14 we’ve conceded into double figures. But they score and then we don’t take our chances at the other end.”

On Town’s penalty appeal:

“It is a pen, why is he going to go down there. He is clean through on goal, why would you go down. It is a penalty but it’s the referee’s decision. But it was not great.”

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