Matty Kosylo was very disappointed with the second half display of his side, FC Halifax Town looked to be the dominant side in their home fixture with Ebbsfleet but two mistakes in the second half cost The Shaymen.
It was the winger’s goal that put the home team up in the first half as he converted the penalty that he won. As well as the goal Kosylo won the man of the match award, however, he was disappointed with his own performance.
“I thought I was sloppy to be fair. I got Sam (Johnson) booked at the end when we were under pressure. We probably shouldn’t have tried playing there but I like that type of play and type of football.”
“A lot of my touches got away from me today. It’s alright running at players when you get the ball., that’s probably my best attribute but I did give the ball away a lot and that’s something for me to go away and have a look at and the work on.”
Kosylo obviously wasn’t happy with the way he played today but with his direct dribbling and quick turns he was a threat throughout. Especially in the first half.
The team did perform a lot better in the first half obviously taking the lead into the half time break. Kosylo said “We were cruising really at 1-0 at half time, we should have been two or three up”. He then went to speak on the obvious down side in the second half “to throw away a 1 goal lead at home when we were in that position and we didn’t feel under pressure. So, it’s just disappointing.”
The most disappointing thing for Kosylo and is team mates was the change of performance from the first half to the second. He didn’t think the fact that Ebbsfleet changed shape should have affected the home side.
“I just think we weren’t at it second half. I think we probably got a bit too comfy. I mean we put them under pressure when they went 2-1 up but the two goals were just poor from our point of view. The gaffer bangs on about second balls, and I think it was the 5th ball never mind the second ball”.
Kosylo was however, looking forward to the game on Tuesday against Hartlepool. He feels it’s a time the team can redeem themselves after the Ebbsfleet game. “It’s a good job there’s a game Tuesday and hopefully we can turn it around then”.
“All the games left are massive, but the quicker we get points on the board, the less pressure we put ourselves under. We need the three points, it’s as simple as that”.
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