Boreham Wood 0-0 FC Halifax Town: "We nullified their threat completely" says Wild after draw

FC Halifax Town boss Pete Wild was delighted with his team's display in their 0-0 draw at Boreham Wood.

Saturday, 10th October 2020, 5:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th October 2020, 5:38 pm
Pete Wild

Halifax rounded off a tough first week with a commendable point at Meadow Park, leaving them with a win, a draw and a defeat from their first three games of the season.

"We're sat in there and we're disappointed with a point, which is madness really," said Wild.

"We think we were the better side, we won the battle today.

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"We should have played a bit more football, we should have backed ourselves a bit more.

"We've just got to find that cutting edge in the final third, and if we can find that, I think we're going to see teams off.

"Some teams will be getting a kicking off us at some point if we keep playing the way we're playing.

"We look fit, we look strong, we look organised, which is pleasing.

"They haven't had a meaningful shot on goal all game, which is fantastic."

Kieran Green hit the post for Town, and Gold Omotayo squandered a clear chance from Jamie Allen's cut-back

"We are creating chances but we're not finishing them, which is the next bit we've got to be better at," Wild said.

"It's something I strive and intend to get better next week.

"But as a week's work, we were the best side against Dagenham, the best side against Stockport and certainly the best side today.

"If you'd looked at those fixtures beforehand we might have taken five points as a starting block but I'll certainly take four.

"I think come the end of the season this will be a useful point, because they're only going to get better.

"To come here and give a performance like that is really pleasing.

"If you look at all three games, we've bettered our performances or results from last year, which shows real improvement.

"There's massive improvements in the whole way we're doing things as a football club, not just on-the-pitch."

Wild added: "We've got a real identity now, we know what we're about out of possession and how we're going to defend out of possession.

"We've spent a lot of time on that and rightly so. We now need to be better in possession, especially in their half of the pitch and in and around their box.

When asked what pleased him most about his side's performance, Wild said: "Organisation. We nullified their threat completely.

"We've come away to Boreham Wood and they've not had a meaningful shot at goal, and we never looked like being threatened.

"I'm really pleased with that and it shows our six weeks' work of how we want to play.

"When they're slinging things in the box I've got men going to head the ball, nobody's shying away or getting brushed aside.

"That's a massive plus."

Town also kept their second clean sheet from their opening three games.

"It was Big Sam's 200th game for the club today," said Wild. "We spoke before the game that we should make it a special day for him as much as anyone and I'm sure he'll take a clean sheet on his 200th game."