Scott Garner told Shaymen TV he was happy to come away with a point, feeling that Town could have quite easily come away with all three from their trip to Gateshead on Monday.
The 27-year-old, who won player of the season accolades last term, said: “On the way here, you’d take this result. There was no panic when we went down to 10 men. We really dug in and earned the point.”
A consistent partnership with Matty Brown at centre-back has been one of the mainstays of FC Halifax Town’s solid start to the season and Billy Heath’s Men are yet to concede on the road.
On teammate Brown, Garner said: “Our partnership was good towards the end of last season. It’s spot on at the minute and hopefully we can continue it.”
Coventry-born Garner appreciated the fans response upon the final whistle and commented on an air of belief in the camp. He said: “If we don’t believe now that we can do something in the league then I don’t think we’re ever going to.”
Town’s fellow promoted side AFC Fylde visit West Yorkshire next. The Coasters recorded one-goal victories both home and away last season. Bohan Dixon got the winner at Mill Farm, while Daniel Rowe, who has two goals already this season, got the only goal in the return fixture.
A victory at the MBi Shay Stadium this Saturday would likely take Town into the top half of table and Garner said: “We owe Fylde one after they beat us twice last season.”
You can watch the rest of Garner’s interview on Shaymen TV now.
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