Following FC Halifax Town’s 5-2 dismantling of Maidenhead United, manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts, Charlie Cooper’s goal, the second half improvement, and looking ahead to Chorley next Saturday.
“I thought it was a tough game,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “I don’t think the score line really reflected the game. It took us a little bit of time to get going. Once we got that first goal I thought we calmed down a lot. Going into half time with them getting a goal back really knocked us. It took us a good 15 minutes in the second half to get going again. But, as soon as we got that second goal I thought we looked relaxed. We scored a variety of goals and looked really accomplished.”
Cooper scored his first goal for the Shaymen since signing in September. It was one to remember with the midfielder curling his effort into the top corner.
“I thought Cooper was excellent again today,” Wild said. “I have been telling him in training that he should try shooting from distance. It is brilliant for him to get his first goal of the season and in some style.”
Town turned it around in the second half and put in an excellent performance, scoring four goals to ensure the Shaymen took all three points.
“We knew if we got a goal we could push on,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “We kept going, and one thing about this team is that we keep going. We create chances and score goals. You have definitely seen that in abundance today.”
Halifax travel to Victory Park next Saturday to face to Chorley. Wild is expecting Chorley to play in a very similar style to last time.
“It’ll be a tough test, I don’t care where they are in the table,” Wild said. “Chorley are a tough team to play against on a tough pitch. We need to keep going and keep working this week as we have done. They are very resilient and defensive and that’s been their mantra so far this season.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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