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Torquay United: We Were Open To The Counter

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Sun 3 Nov 2019
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Pete Wild was disappointed that FC Halifax Town gave themselves too much to do in their 4-2 defeat at home to Torquay United in the Vanarama National League.

The Shaymen conceded two early goals against their promotion-chasing visitors, but went on to create a plethora of chances, scoring two, only to be undone by two goals conceded against the run of play in the second-half.

Wild spoke to Shaymen TV immediately after the match to discuss the game, Jack Redshaw’s debut, and Town’s future plans.

On conceding early goals:

“They were two cheap goals to give away early doors. You’re trying to get in the game at 2-0 down. You can’t give goals away like that and expect to win the game. Torquay are certainly going to be up there at the end of the season. I thought we did alright with the ball first half but didn’t really go anywhere. At half-time we told them we needed more, we came out second-half, and it’s great when you do start winning those battles.”

On chasing the game:

“When you’re chasing the game, you’re open to the counter. They hit us with a third and a fourth when we’re trying to get back into the game. It doesn’t help when you need goals at 2-0 down. It’s really frustrating as we’ve had enough chances to win the game 6-4. We haven’t been creating enough chances at home, but we did enough now.”

On Jack Redshaw’s debut:

“Jack will offer us goals, maybe what we’ve been lacking. We just need to get him up to match sharpness. With our little break, we’ll make sure come Woking, both Jack and the squad will be ready.”

On a short break ahead of Woking:

“We’ll welcome the break, especially after this week. It’ll gather us together and get us ready for the Christmas run in that will take us up to around 30 games. It has been a tough but an enjoyable 20 games. I think everybody now is steady, going to remain grounded, and we’ll see where that takes us.”

To watch the full interview with FC Halifax Town manager Pete Wild, head over to Shaymen TV.

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