Jamie Allen saw plenty of positives in FC Halifax Town’s performance against Notts County but felt that an inability to reproduce their first half performance cost the Shaymen.
Town fell to a 4-2 defeat to their Vanarama National League rivals, in a match during which the home side were either ahead or level right up until the 81st minute.
“I think we started really well, we stuck to the plan,” Allen told Shaymen TV. “[We] put the ball in behind, made them drop a lot deeper and it was a really impressive first half. We wanted to come out second half and do exactly the same and we didn’t do that. It’s cost us.
“Obviously we will look back on the videos to see wherethe problems are but obviously we wanted to continue what we did first half and for whatever reason we didn’t do that and like I said we will go back into training and see where we can get better.
“Obviously, both sides wanted to win and do well but that’s it.”
It was just nine minutes short of the 90 mark when Notts County’s Mitch Rose scored his second of the game to give the visitors the lead for the first time in the match. He did so from the penalty spot after Josh Staunton was penalised.
“I really couldn’t tell you as it all happened to quick,” Allen said, when quizzed about the controversial incident. “We will look back at it, but the lads said it wasn’t a penalty and Staunts said it wasn’t a penalty either so I’ll have to see that back.”
Town’s winger is keen to look forward, though, with a busy schedule on the horizon for the Shaymen.
“When you lose as a football team you want to get back on track straight away and for us there is that,” he said. “The games are coming thick and fast through the Christmas period and we are back in training Monday and we will look forward to Boxing Day against Stockport.
“Difficult team Stockport are. They are doing really well. [But] be need to focus on us and get back on a winning ways and I’m sure we will.”
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