FC Halifax Town 1-1 Yeovil Town: "They were the better side, we had the better chances," says Wild after draw

FC Halifax Town boss Pete Wild said his side had the better chances but that Yeovil were the better team after their 1-1 draw at The Shay.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:38 pm
Pete Wild

Jeff King's early opener was cancelled out by Courtney Duffus after half-time.

"They were the better side, we had the better chances," said Wild.

"And not just half-chances, they're absolutely gilt-edged chances.

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"Unfortunately I keep talking about the chances we're not putting away.

"We're creating them, we're creating chance after chance after chance, but we aint putting them in the back of the net at the moment, which is the last part of the jigsaw.

"We tried to be a bit more offensive and play with two more advanced midfielders tonight, with one holder, and first-half we just didn't get to grips.

"We dropped too deep, and I spoke to them at half-time that we weren't getting a glove on them all over the park, and weren't picking them up.

"So I reverted at half-time back to our two holders and one in-front and we looked better structured, better organised.

"It's a learning curve for me that. We looked better organised, we looked on the front-foot, and last half-an-hour, I thought we looked a threat.

"We've had lots of chances but we haven't put them in the back of the net like we should have done.

"But it's another point on the board."

Both sides squandered chances to find the net after Duffus' equaliser.

"It could have been about five apiece," said Wild.

"That was probably, out of all four games, not our best display, but it wasn't terrible.

"We just didn't get to grips with their shape. We expected them to play a diamond, they came and matched us up, and the lads didn't get to grips with it as quickly as possible.

"It's sometimes hard to get information from the sidelines to tweak things and for them to fully understand it.

"But all in all it's another good point on the board.

"We're creating chances but our end product's got to be far better.

"And we've got to start turning the knife. Let's be honest, it should have been 3-0 at half-time, the game should have been over.

"But we haven't put our chances away, which is highly frustrating."

Read more from Pete Wild in Thursday's Halifax Courier.