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Solihull Moors: Pleased To A Degree

Posted by Max Hunter
Posted on Wed 31 Oct 2018
Posted in Interviews

FC Halifax Town boss Jamie Fullarton spoke to Kelly Gilchrist after his side drew 0-0 away at Solihull Moors last night. Here are his views on the game.

Obviously coming away to Solihull who are the in-form team only lost one out of the last seven believe with all victories and again scoring lots of goals and to get a clean sheet against them on their own patch is pleasing.

We’ve had some good chances they’ve had some good chances they’ve had a penalty miss, what were your views on them?

Yeah again I still feel like there’s a lot we could do, disappointed we gave the penalty away but obviously he missed the penalty so we were still in the game and I think you’re right they have a certain way of playing they’re very direct very effective at it and we cope with what I call the blind pressure today and we stood up to that. As the game wore on it opened up, we created our opportunities we had a couple of guilt edge ones at the end of the game which could’ve taken all three points. But again, when you come to away to games such as this against teams that are in such good form and have a consistency in the selection then you’ve got to be pleased to a degree.

In the first half they had the penalty they had the free kick where Sam Johnson has made an excellent save we did come under quite a bit of pressure, but we also we’ve had chances ourselves.

Yeah, we had some good passages of play and created some good goal scoring opportunities. The thing we lacked was quality and belief or even making the right decision but they’ve done that to most teams in the league in their direct style of play with the quality of players they have for the system of play that they have is why they’ve won six out of seven, and to be fair to the players to a man we stood up to that blind pressure we managed to stay in the game and as I say two of the best chances fell to us and unfortunately we didn’t do enough to take all three points.

Returning to the side tonight club captain Matty Brown in for Joe Skarz, good to have him back.

Yeah again I think that reflects what the group is. Matty has not done much in terms of coming back from injury in terms of rehab but wants to be part of what we are doing be part of the cause and again he was a welcome addition considering the risks with Joe going out onto the injury list on Saturday.

What’s the position of Joe and the other injured players?

Joe’s obviously had concussion and there’s a certain procedure that you must follow, based on stages that they go through with the FA. So, it’s a case of waiting and seeing how he is between now and Saturday if he does through those stages to see if he’s available.

Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday they’ve won 7-0 at home tonight believe it was against 10 men. They’re a side that’s struggling at the bottom end of the table they’ve got a got result tonight, but it will be difficult game either way?

Yeah if you look at Havant & Waterlooville who find themselves promoted this year, Lee Bradbury has got a certain style and way of playing and if you look at the results where they have lost games other than recently against Leyton Orient away which anyone is capable of losing 4-0 there depending how Leyton Orient perform as they’ve shown when they played us at home, I think it’s by the odd goal that they’ve lost. It’ll be a very difficult game a long trip but it’s about rest and recovery now and our focus turns to that game.

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