FC Halifax Town 1-0 Solihull Moors: "I'm really proud with how we found a way to win" says Wild

Town manager Pete Wild says he was proud that his side found a way to win after edging a close-fought contest 1-0 at home to Solihull Moors.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5:52 pm
Pete Wild. Photo: Marcus Branston

"It shows we've got character, resilience, it shows we stand up, it shows we can defend our own box, it shows people are desperate to do well for this club and put their bodies on the line," said Wild.

"I'm really proud with how we found a way to win.

"When a new manager comes in and when you've just had a heavy defeat, we knew there'd be a reaction.

"I said to the players 'expect a reaction'. I thought they worked really hard for the new manager.

"I thought we looked tired and I think it was a tired performance from us, but we found a way to win.

"We've waited for our opportunity, we've took the penalty well, and then we've got men heading the ball in our own box, people tackling, winning headers, doing everything they can to stop them scoring.

"When you're not great, you find a way to win.

"I think that shows real promise, good teams find a way to win and we've done that today."

Wild said it was inevitable his side would show some effects from their wins over Wealdstone and Notts County in the last few days.

"Our levels can't be daft all the time," he said. "We put so much effort into the last few games that that type of game was coming at some point.

"It was today and luckily it's not cost us or hurt us, we've found a way to win.

"It's probably one of our biggest wins of the season because when you don't play well and you win, then it's a really big result.

"They've got some really quality players but we've stood tall, we're not shrinking violets, we stood up to the challenge and I'm really pleased with how we've done that."

Wild said there could be no arguments over the award of Town's penalty for a foul on Jeff King.

"He's caught him, the lad's said to Jeff 'I couldn't do anything about it, it was a pen'," said Wild.

Town have now won four of their last five games.

"It's a good run of form, teams who find consistency at this time of the year make pushes," Wild said.

"But we're just on a good run of form at the moment, that's all it is.

"Let's just roll into Tuesday and see what that brings."

Jake Hyde was forced off in the first-half due to an injury.

"More precautionary, he's feeling his calf and with all the games coming up at the moment and that's probably the only position on the pitch where we've got good cover," Wild said.

"So it would be daft of us to risk him. He was feeling his calf and it was important we took care of that.

"The physio's done well, Aaron's an excellent physio and his judgement is final.

"He just thought err on the side of caution and I agree."

When asked if anyone could be back off the injured list for Tuesday's home game with Aldershot, Wild said: "Jack Senior maybe, 50-50. We had him scanned yesterday and there's no damage, it's just swelling, so we need to get that completely out of him so he's not carrying it and he gets a kick again and he stops again.

"So we'll get the whole swelling out of it and we're hopeful he may be back for Tuesday.

Wild said Kian Spence and Reuben Noble-Lazarus are both fit but the duo just need to fight their way into the matchday squad.