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Harrogate Town: We Changed The Way We Played

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 27 Nov 2019
Posted in Interviews

FC Halifax Town were denied all three points last night after Harrogate Town equalised in the 2nd minute of injury time with an own goal from defender Josh Staunton.

The Shaymen went ahead through a Liam McAlinden penalty before Matty Brown touch took George Thomson’s ball past Sam Johnson to equalise. Cameron King’s effort was touched by Tobi Sho-Silva who will be credited with the goal before Staunton’s touch

Town manager Pete Wild said, “I’m gutted that we didn’t win the game, I thought we had a good 70 minutes tonight and they had a good 20 minute spell. I thought we were getting back to where we wanted to be at the started of the season

He continued, “You can’t fault the efforts from all the players including the subs. They gave everything for the fans tonight. Football is a cruel game, we aren’t getting the good luck but it will turn I am sure.”

Wild made three changes to the team that started against Eastleigh at the weekend, “We wanted to mix things up, we knew how we wanted to play. We felt that Liam McAlinden would work nearer Tobi-Sho-Silva”, said Wild.

Town went ahead through a foul on Jeff King, Wild said, “It was a penalty, Liam McAlinden did what he does and we were well worth our lead going into the break”.

It was the third time that the two sides have met and Wild said, “We knew what to expect from Harrogate, we changed the way we play to combat them and the aim was to be above them by the end of the game and we are still are which is pleasing.”

Town now have a break without a game this weekend and Wild said “We will be in Thursday/Friday, it’s a nice break before a very long Christmas run of games and we will be looking to be successful through it.”

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