FC Halifax Town returned from Nottinghamshire with a point after a 1-1 draw with Notts County. The match saw the comeback of skipper Niall Maher, who spoke to Shaymen TV.
“It’s never easy when you go to ten men after a sending off, so today, it showed a great team performance,” he said on the game. “It’s a great point on the road because we had our backs to the wall, but we fought hard and gave it our all.”
He added on how important the point could be in the overall state of play, “It’s massive,” Quickly answered Niall. “We have now taken four points off of Notts County in the league. They will be up there come to the end of the season, so to come to their home and take a point, shows the kind of team that we have.”
Maher had been missing from the team after an injury he sustained but has now found himself back in the heart of the Shaymen’s defence, “It’s frustrating when you pick up a niggle, and thankfully it wasn’t anything serious,” he explained on his absence. “I let my body recover, and now I’m at a point where I’m happy to be back leading the team to where we want to be.”
In the match itself, Niall made several crucial tackles and blocks to see the Shaymen out with a point. Maher totally made the headlines with his performance, “As a defender, I get paid to put my body on the line,” Maher stated. “For me, making a challenge is like scoring a goal. I’m more than happy that I could help the team over the line and do it in a way where I can be a leader.”
The Shaymen’s next game is at home to Barnet on Saturday, and Maher looked ahead to the game by saying, “Firstly, let’s show Barnet some respect because of where they are in the league and due to them having some good players. Secondly, it’s time for us to wind down after the workout with Notts County, but we will be back in on Thursday and be ready for Barnet.”
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV
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