FC Halifax Town recorded a 2-1 victory at Eastleigh to strengthen their grip of third place in the Vanarama National League table.
Town boss Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV after the match to share his thoughts.
Wild began by assessing the proceedings, “It was a fantastic result in a game of two halves,” he said. “We played well in the first half to contain Eastleigh, then we hit them with two quick fire goals. However, in the second half, Eastleigh put a lot of pressure on our goal but we defended well and got it over the line in the end.”
Kian Spence and Matt Warburton scored both of Halifax’s goals, with the strikes coming in the 39th and 43rd minute. The back-to-back double was Wild’s next talking point, “I thought it was going to be an easy half time team talk after scoring two goals, but then we had the ruckus just before the break,” stated the boss. “The ruckus fired Eastleigh to come out in the second half and play some good football. It’s easy to admit that we had to sustain a lot of bombardment in our box because of it.”
The Spitfires pulled a goal back through Harry Pritchard after the break, but Wild revealed he kept calm with the deficit being down to one, “It’s a good finish from the lad after we didn’t stop the cross – that’s been our problem recently. Although, I told the lads not to panic and stay in the proceedings. This led to us managing the game, and I know people would say that we wasted time but I’d call it good time management.”
Halifax saw the game out and took all three points back to West Yorkshire. However, Wild looked ahead to the remaining two games of the season, “The target for the final two matches is to get six points – it’s as simple as that,” he said to Shaymen TV. “We want to consolidate the top three and we know that Solihull Moors are waiting for us to drop points, so let’s just focus on a game at a time to get the maximum points.”
Full interview on Shaymen TV
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