Aspin pleased with point after stalemate at Wrexham

Neil Aspin.'FC Halifax Town v Macclesfield Town.  Skrill Conference Preimier.  19 April 2014.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Neil Aspin.'FC Halifax Town v Macclesfield Town. Skrill Conference Preimier. 19 April 2014. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Town boss Neil Aspin was happy to take a point after seeing his side draw 0-0 at Wrexham to keep their fourth consecutive clean sheet.

It’s now six hours since Halifax last conceded a goal, although the Shaymen dropped down to third in the Conference Premier after a scrappy game at the Racecourse Ground.

Aspin said the draw was a good result for his side, and was pleased his team maintained their defensive form.

He said: “Any point away from home in this league is a good point.

“Wrexham’s a big club, they have a good following and they’re capable on their day of beating anyone in the league.

“I’m always happy to come away from home and get a point.

“It’s nice to get a clean sheet. We had a week where we conceded nine goals in three games and I think we’ve addressed that over the last couple of weeks and that’s vitally important.

“If you’re leaking goals you’re not going to win matches.

“Our goalscoring record is pretty good but you always have to start at the back.

“It was vital after that week we had where we were very sloppy that we’ve got ourselves back on track.”

Aspin admitted it wasn’t a great spectacle and that his side were fortunate not to have conceded as Wrexham created some good chances after the restart, with striker Andy Bishop hitting the bar.

“It was a scrappy game,” said the Town boss. “I thought we were the better team in the first-half.

“In the second-half Wrexham got into some really good positions.

“If they’d have picked out a pass with their final ball they’d have had good opportunities to score.

“You’d have to say we rode our luck on a couple of occasions but if you’re going to keep clean sheets you need a bit of luck.

“On a couple of occasions I thought they might score but fortunately for us the ball stayed out.”