FC Halifax Town forward Richard Peniket admitted his relief at returning to the side, as he made his comeback after nearly a year in the 1-1 draw at Woking.
Peniket was ruled out for nine months after suffering an injury back in March, but came off the bench with 10 minutes to play.
Speaking to Shaymen Player HD after the draw, the former Fulham man said: “It is a brilliant feeling to be back, back involved and putting the shirt on again. It’s obviously been a lot of hard work for me, it’s been eight or nine months to finally have this moment.”
Jim Harvey’s side fell behind to Bruno Andrade’s strike, minutes after the hosts were reduced to 10 men. Chris Arthur was shown a straight red for a foul on James Bolton. But a superb free kick from Sam Walker drew Town level.
Peniket wasn’t surprised that The Cardinals came out fighting following Arthur’s dismissal. “I think they started to fall behind the ball and it was a lot harder to break them down. With them having 10 men, we expected them to do that. But coming here before the game, I think we would have taken a point.”
The Town forward had a good opportunity late on too, and feels he will be hitting the net sooner, rather than later. “Yeah I probably should have scored, and hopefully in a few weeks I’ll be putting them away again. It was just nice to be back out on the pitch with the lads and hopefully we can carry this little unbeaten run going.”