Oldham v Halifax -- How Scott saw it

A ‘frustrated’ Scott Naylor summed up like this when asked by the media for his post-match summary:

“We’ve clearly shown a lot of improvement in the last two games, but from our point of view it was another frustrating game for everybody at the club, including the fans.

“For the first 10 to 15 minutes after the forward-pass decision in the second half we needed to stay calm and focused and get back into the routine of the game. Instead, we seemed to panic, give penalties away and make mistakes.

“You can’t afford to do that against a side like Halifax. They’re a good side, going for the top four.

“The game was there for us to take and we failed to take it, but it’s a long season, there are a lot of games left and I’m asking the fans to stick with us because we’ll get it right and pull it round; I know we will.

“We need to take our chances and stay calm. We are desperate to get a win and when things go against us panic is creeping in.

“Also, we have to deal with adversity. You are not going to play for 80 minutes when everything goes your way.

“When it doesn’t, you have to take it on the chin, continue to work hard and use it as motivation to go again.

“Having said that, there were a lot of positives to come out of the performance and we have to kick-on and get ready for Dewsbury on Wednesday.

“We need our fans to stick with us. I’m asking them to do that because we’re working hard to end this losing run and strong support can only help us.”

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