Debu­tants im­press as win­less run con­tin­ues

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

FC HALIFAX TOWN 0 WOK­ING 0 NA­TIONAL LEAGUE

IT is now eight games with­out a win for FC Halifax Town af­ter they drew a dour game at home with Wok­ing.

In the con­text of Halifax’s re­cent run, a draw against Wok­ing was a good re­sult, and a hard­work­ing per­for­mance, al­beit lack­ing in qual­ity rather than ef­fort, was en­cour­ag­ing.

There were de­buts for Hull City right-back Josh Clack­stone and mid­fielder Harry Mid­dle­ton, on loan from Port Vale.

Mid­dle­ton and Hull’s Dan Batty qui­etly caught the eye with some good touches on the ball that hinted at their Foot­ball League school­ing.

They com­bined well just af­ter half-an-hour when the former’s low cor­ner was fired over by the lat­ter.

The game at The Shay it­self, though, was bor­der­ing on aw­ful, with nei­ther team play­ing at a quick enough tempo or with flu- ent enough pass­ing to cre­ate any­thing.

A lovely pass by Mid­dle­ton re­leased Mac­don­ald down the right 10 min­utes af­ter the in­ter­val, but his shot from out wide was eas­ily saved by Nathan Bax­ter.

Tom Denton also squan­dered a good chance when he dragged his shot wide from 15 yards.

Wok­ing replied with a su­per ef­fort by sub­sti­tute Joe Ward from 30 yards that Sam John­son saved well.

It was not un­til af­ter 70 min­utes that the game moved out of first gear.

Wok­ing fin­ished strongly, with Inih Ef­fiong, Re­gan Charles-Cook and Ward all go­ing close, but 0-0 was about the right score­line with Scott Gar­ner the top player for the hosts.

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