“There’s loads of positives to take out of it,” says Millington after battling defeat at Wrexham
A Mani Dierseruvwe penalty gave Halifax a 1-0 lead at half-time, but second-half goals from Ben Tozer, Jordan Davies and Aaron Hayden gave the hosts all three points.
When asked if it was a difficult result, Millington said: “Mainly because we were running a decent period of the game and we didn’t see it.
“The commitment was fantastic, the commitment and commitment, in that sense nobody comes close to anything other than praise.
“There may be a feeling that we crashed after the goal.
“We were more than a match for them in front of goal, I would say we were very good for the rest of the first half in terms of our organization and structure
“But we didn’t pay enough attention to the ball and had enough possession after the goal.”
Millington added: “We had real structure and organization for a large part of the game but we did close to enough when we had the ball after we scored.
“We have to look at that and figure out how to improve that because we have a tough series of games ahead of us which we need to defend well and be organized and structured, but we also want to be good on the ball and have a lot of possession , and we weren’t that team today.”
The Town boss praised his side for their resilience in the face of intense pressure from Wrexham.
“We more than matched a very strong team, certainly in front of goal and for most of the first half,” he said.
“We were very resilient in the second half, the lads worked exceptionally hard, everyone contributed, Sam Johnson made some excellent saves and everyone else put their bodies on the line when needed.
“So there’s a lot of positives to take from it, but it might not feel quite like it at the moment considering it’s a 3-1 loss.”
On one of Wrexham’s goals his side could have done better, Millington said: “You can always do better, there’s never a goal scored that you can’t do more to stop it.
“Well yes, without a doubt.”
Despite the result, Millington said the performance was another step in the right direction.
“We keep building and if you look at the positive aspects of the game there are definitely signs of progress,” he said.
“The result makes it feel different but if you look at it in terms of overall performance, more energy than we had at the start of the season, a lot more organisation, you see the guys fighting for each other and putting their bodies on the line , going to war to win headers, turning on cover when someone makes a mistake, there’s a teammate trying to make amends.
“We definitely didn’t fall behind tonight but we were beaten and we don’t like that.”
Read more from the City Chief in Thursday’s Halifax Courier and on our website later this week.