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Southport: We Did Not Take Our Chances

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Wed 20 Jan 2021
Posted in Interviews

Following FC Halifax Town’s 2-1 loss against Southport, manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game.

“You simply cannot have that many chances at goal and only score one,” Wild said. “If you want to win a football match, then we need to do better. In the first half I thought Southport were non-existent, but my team, both with and without the ball, should have been about 5-0 up at half time. We were rubbish, we should have been five up. Then in the second half we had two glaring opportunities in the first five minutes. But we just did not score. When we were not taking the chances, you could see it coming from a mile off. We did not take the chances and I felt we were weak as a team tonight.”

Despite scoring an equaliser in the 20th minute, Town had chances before and after that Wild felt should have been taken.

“We’ve had loads of really really good chances,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “It was not as if we were creating half chances, they were really good and yet we have scored one goal. It simply was not good enough. They took their chances and they have won the game because of that.”

Southport started the second half brightly, they remained on the front foot until they scored their second which forced Town to push for another equaliser.

“It had been coming,” Wild said. “We had to make some changes to try liven things up and get some pace on the pitch. We may have had all the ball but if you don’t take your chances, you get punished and we did tonight.”

Town return to league action this Saturday as they host Bromley. Wild is hoping for a better performance and some more goals.

“We will have to be a lot better than that to beat Bromley.” Wild told Shaymen TV. “I will say that we did look rusty, but I’m not looking to make excuses. We did not look sharp so hopefully, that will get us back into the groove and we know we need to put in a lot of work ahead of Saturday.”

Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.

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