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Notts County: It Showed The Guts We Have In This Team

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Posted on Wed 23 Feb 2022
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FC Halifax Town manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV after the final whistle of Town’s 1-1 draw at Notts County on Tuesday night. 

Wild began his piece to the club’s media team by giving an assessment of the match, “I thought today, was two teams who wanted to get the ball down and play. However, that was stopped by the sending off of Jack Senior,” he said. “I thought the red card was a terrible decision.”

The gaffer added on how the Shaymen dealt with going down to ten men, “It was a rush for us to sort ourselves out tactically,” Wild stated. “Notts County scored whilst we were trying to sort the tactics out. However, at half time, we went back to our game plan by taking a striker off. I’d say then, our second half performance was brilliant, it showed the guts we have in this team.”

Aaron Martin was the striker that came off at half time, but it was also Martin who scored Halifax’s goal – early in the first half, “We scored against the run of play,” Wild admitted. “However, the game itself was two teams that wanted to get the ball down and play. But, again, that red card disrupted us.”

Elisha Sam scored Notts County’s equaliser later in the first half, before then pressuring Town largely in the second. However, Halifax hung on for a point, something Wild was pleased with, “We weren’t rushing to do anything in the second,” Pete said. “We held firm and strong to get the point. I’m sure the fans have heard me say that I want to get 60 points before 30 matches, and project 60 is still there for us to achieve.”

Town’s next game is at home against Barnet on Saturday, “This will be another interesting game with 17 matches to go – ten of which are at home, so we need to make sure our home form is good,” Wild said. “We need the fans too, there were 400 of them here who were unbelievable tonight. Let’s get 2,000 on Saturday getting behind the team.”

Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV 

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