Aspin sees the positives from Woking stalemate

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Neil Aspin was happy to take a point as FC Halifax Town and Woking played out a goalless draw on Saturday.

Town bounced back from conceding a late equaliser to Nuneaton last Tuesday with a resolute defensive display to collect only their second point on the road this season.

The Shaymen boss admitted the game at Kingfield never really got going and that neither side did enough to deserve all three points.

He said: “I’m a lot happier with a point than I was on Tuesday.

“Any point you get away from home you have to be happy with. I know we want to win games and we always set out to do that but in reality, a point away from home, especially after a long journey down, is a good point.

“It wasn’t the best of games, very scrappy at times and there wasn’t a lot of quality.

“It passed by without much incident but I’m happier with a 0-0 than a high-scoring draw because if we kept on conceding then you’re not going to win games.

“Both teams will feel they could have got more. We’ve both had a couple of chances where we could have scored but overall a draw was a fair result.”

Aspin was pleased his side were able to record their first clean sheet on their travels and said his defence reacted well to their recent woes against Luton and Nuneaton.

He added: “When we get the first win away from home it’ll be a big step but you’re first clean sheet away from home is also a big step.

“It’s nice to get that on board today, but we’ve got to get the balance right.

“We were very good going forward against Luton and we were better defensively today, but if we can get the balance where we’ve still got a threat going forward but we can defend properly then you will win games.

“If you concede six goals in two games, of which five were down to bad defending, there needs to be some kind of reaction.

“The centre-halves did well today, they defended properly, and for us to have a platform to try and pick up points, you need your centre-halves to play well.”