Aspin admits Town weren’t up to scratch

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

FC Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin said his side didn’t do enough as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Tamworth.

Town could have moved up to fourth in the Skrill Premier with a win but are now instead holding on to fifth on goal difference after goals in each half from Lloyd Kerry and Andy Todd.

He said: “We weren’t good enough in the game. We didn’t play with the tempo, desire and aggression I would like.

“It’s disappointing to lose but you have to give credit to the opposition, they’re in a fight and need the points themselves.

“They got in front and made it difficult for us. If we want to win games at this level we’ve got to e better than we were today.

“It’s hard to pick any positives out. It was a disappointing performance, there’s no point dressing it up any other way.

“I know and the players know if we’re going to get results we need to be better, it’s as simple as that.”

Aspin said he wasn’t happy with his team’s defending for both Tamworth goals, but added the whole team were below par on the day.

He said: “I’m disappointed with both goals and with a lot of the defending during the game.

“The second goal summed it up because it was a ball that dropped loose in the box and we’ve got enough players to get there but their player got it first and showed the desire to put the ball in the back of the net.

“That’s disappointing because I felt we had enough bodies and we should have defended it.

“Both goals could have been prevented but I’m not blaming one part of the team - all over we weren’t good enough.”