FC Halifax Town manager Pete Wild was gutted to be out of the FA Cup. Wild was disappointed with the result and the performance as Town fell a 2-1 defeat.
Two Mark Beck goals condemned the Shaymen to defeat as Harrogate Town advanced to the first round proper.
He said: “In the first half we got completely dominated. They were stronger and better than us. We didn’t win any tackles or enough headers. We got what we deserved. Second half, we came out and looked good for 15-20 minutes. Then they hit us with a soft goal. We were trying hard to get a winner, but we were second best on the day.”
Wild decided to change things up, with a diamond in midfield. However, Town failed to get the win against another side that looked to defend.
He said: “It’s something we have had in the back of our minds, to try and get better higher up the pitch. Did it work? I need to watch it back to see if it worked in the way I wanted it to.”
Having gone out of the cup in the 4th qualifying round, it gives the Shaymen a chance to focus elsewhere. With just the league and the FA Trophy left to compete for this season.
He said: “I am disappointed we are out of the FA Cup. To put in a performance like that and to go out, is probably the worst thing that could have happened today. It does give a chance to focus on the league, hopefully we can address that next week.”
Town travel to Bromley next week with both sides on 32 points, and just The Shaymen’s better goal difference keeping us top.
He said: “We are going to have to play a lot better than we did today. We’ll work hard all week. I’ve just had a good sit down and a chat with the lads and we’re committed to putting things right. Which we’ll hopefully do next week.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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