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Hartlepool United: A Game Of Two Halves

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Wed 3 Mar 2021
Posted in Interviews

After FC Halifax Town’s 1-1 draw against Hartlepool United, Jeff King spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game.

“It was a game of two halves,” King said. “In the first half, they had the majority of the possession. Second half, we came out of the blocks a lot quicker. We looked like a different type of team and we had a little bit of grit between our teeth. Had we kept 11 men on the pitch, we could have gone on to win the game, but Danny’s had to put the challenge in there.”

Hartlepool took the lead thanks to a well worked corner routine. Whilst King was disappointed with the goal, the defender still believed the team would come through.

“It was very frustrating,” King told Shaymen TV. “We work on set-pieces a lot. Fair play to them because they have probably worked on that one all week and it has paid off. We should have been a bit more switched on to that and it could have been avoided.

Town equalised in the second half when King fired a perfect free kick into the path of Kieran Green to head home.

“It’s always nice to get an assist,” King said. “Assists are something I judge myself off over a season. It was a great header by Green, but with the aerial threat we have got, we know we could score a lot more off set-pieces.”

The Shaymen travel south this Saturday to face Wealdstone. King is hoping to get one over the team that saw him sent off within five minutes at the Shay.

“We owe them one,” King told Shaymen TV. “The lads are going to be right up for this one. We definitely need to give them one back for what they did here. That red is still in my memories. They played the game well and got around the referee. We really need to turn up on the day and give them a good hiding.”

Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.

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