FC Halifax Town wide man Josh MacDonald wasn’t too disappointed with his sides performance against League one side Bradford City as they lost the game to three second half goals.
The introduction of Omari Patrick and Ellis Hudson were the difference between the two sides as the substitute pairing scored the three goals which saw Bradford beat The Shaymen in their final pre-season friendly, before the start of the league next week against Aldershot.
After the game we spoke to MacDonald who featured for the whole of the first half and majority of the second. The FC Halifax Town winger was pleased with his own performance but wasn’t getting too carried away after winning Town’s man of the match.
He said. “I thought I did okay, I got the ball quite a lot obviously and further up the pitch as well, which is where I want to receive the ball. But other than that it is a team game as well.”
The game was even at half time, the scores balanced at 0-0 with neither side having broken the deadlock. Both sides had chances with MacDonald causing problems for Adam Chicksen on right hand side of the pitch. Chances also fell to former West Bromwich Albion striker Alex Jones as he fired efforts directly at Sam Johnson in the Halifax goal.
MacDonald also spoke about the fitness and performance of the home side as they played their final pre-season friendly before they return to competitive action in the National League next week, after the promotion from the Vanarama North last time around.
MacDonald said “It went okay, first half I thought we were the better team. But in the second half I thought we looked a bit tired… the first half we looked decent and then in the second half they looked on top a bit more, you could see at full time they looked a lot fitter”.
“Obviously the gaffer changed it around a bit and sometimes substitutes don’t help, but people did need freshening up”.
With only three substitutes allowed in the league next week, Halifax will be hoping they can work on their fitness and last the full ninety minutes and get a positive result against Aldershot at the MBi Shay Stadium.
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