Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hall On Top Form

Hereford FC have Brandon Hall to thank for an outstanding performance at York last night. He made several excellent saves but most importantly stopped Clayton Donaldson from scoring from the penalty spot.

Hall, talking to the local media, felt the win had been coming for a while.

"Something we definitely deserved, it was about time we had a win," said Hall.

"We've had performances but not the results.

"The team put an absolute shift in especially the second half. It was a very dogged performance, we stuck in and did really well.

"First half I thought we got it down and played well where we could and looked a threat. I think they struggled to pick us up and follow our movements.

"I thought we very good throughout, really pleased for the lads."

Manager Josh Gowling brought in Reiss McNally to partner loanee Levi Andoh in the heart of defence for the game.

"Levi has been doing well, he's great on the ball, he's learning the mens game and he's adjusting to that really well.

"Reiss has come in and what a time to come in and put in a shift. I thought he was excellent tonight.

"We met him on the coach about two hours ago. He came in, a solid defender and played very well."

York were awarded a penalty which was taken by Donaldson. Hall dived the right way and saved it.

"It was an awkward penalty. Obviously you do your homework and you see. He chipped his last one but it takes a brave man to chip twice.

"It's gone that way and it's the right one. It was an awkward height.

"I think (the save) was a boost for everyone. It just gives you that lift and belief that that's going to be the turning point. So I was pleased I could help out and keep a clean sheet."

At the other end Tom Owen-Evans went around the keeper to score the winning goal.

"I feel sorry for the keeper. It happens to everyone. It's very easily done.

"I've been there before so I know how tough it is.

"Toey has done really well to be composed and finish that off on his weaker side."