We struggled to adjust to the game speed down the middle at first, because there’s a big difference between Super League and National League.
But once we got into the game, we gave a very good account of ourselves.
After that disappointing start, I thought we were always in the game and if we had been a bit more clinical we could have been even closer to them.
And you certainly can’t afford to give away cheap possession against a side as good as Huddersfield and expect to get away with it.
However, as I said, I can’t fault the effort and commitment shown from my players.
A performance like this will have boosted our confidence and I hope it stands us in good stead for the rest of the season.
This performance shows that we do have quality and that we can test a quality side.
I LIKED a lot of what Halifax did.
They have two very smart halves in Holroyd and Penkywicz, and there were periods in the game when they dominated us.
I’m sure if they can maintain that level of form, they will have a big say in National League I this season, especially if their kicking game remains as strong as it was against us.
Graham (Holroyd) showed he’s still got it with his kicking game.
He caused us some real problems with it, and full credit to them.
But apart from those kicks, they found it really hard to break us down, which was pleasing.
Overall, I was pleased with a lot of what I saw from our side.
I was delighted with the way the positional changes worked, and again the young kids, like Thomas Hemingway, Leroy Cudjoe and Michael Lawrence were very good.
But I’m not surprised Luke Robinson was man-of-the-match.