FC Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin was not down-hearted after his side lost their first game of the Vanarama Conference season with a 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
It was the home side who opened the scoring on 26 minutes through a Adam Cunnington header, after he fought off Marc Roberts in the box to head home Dave Martin’s cross.
The Shaymen were then forced to wait until the 61st minute for their equaliser, which came through Scott Boden, scoring his third goal this season, after Paul Marshall found him in the box and he was able to drive his shot past Steve Mildenhall in the Bristol goal.
Bristol Rovers then began to have the majority of the chances and in the 88th minute found the winner through Ellis Harrison, whose initial header was palmed away by Matt Glennon but only back into the path of Harrison who was able to roll the ball into the back of the net.
“Any games you lose you are disappointed, but when you dominate a second half and the players have put in so much effort, we really didn’t get what we deserved,” said Aspin.
“I think if we had come off the pitch with a draw we would have been disappointed because I felt we deserved to win the match.
“The result is disappointing but not the performance.”