FC Halifax 3-2 Wrexham

Wrexham defender Stephen Wright was sent-off

Newly promoted Halifax Town saw off 10-man Wrexham at home to claim their first Conference Premier win.

Simon Ainge's own goal gifted Wrexham the lead but Lois Maynard replied with a header from a rebound off the bar.

Wrexham defender Stephen Wright was sent-off for bringing down Adam Smith and Josh Wilson converted the penalty.

Lee Gregory struck a third after Joslain Mayebi saved his initial shot and Halifax held on, despite Adrian Cieslewicz pulling a late goal back.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We needed to get through to half-time 2-1, but I can't believe how good we were in the second half.

"We played into their hands too much in the first half... in the second half when we started passing it and moving it and playing it, even with 10 men I thought we absolutely battered them.

"The chances we had were unbelievable and I'm absolutely gutted for them, because the amount of effort they put in and the chances they created I can't believe we haven't got something out of it."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

FC Halifax Town

  • 12 Senior
  • 02 Toulson
  • 03 McManus
  • 05 Pearson
  • 15 Roberts
  • 20 Maynard
  • 22 Ainge
  • 07 Smith Booked (Briggs - 62' Booked )
  • 11 Gregory
  • 14 Wilson (Johnson - 79' )
  • 19 Holsgrove (Gardner - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 38 Morgan
  • 04 Briggs
  • 10 Gardner
  • 18 Marshall
  • 09 Johnson

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi Booked
  • 02 Wright Dismissed
  • 03 Ashton
  • 14 Tomassen (Evans - 87' )
  • 04 Thornton Booked (Ormerod - 90' )
  • 06 Clarke Booked
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 16 Hunt
  • 09 Bishop Booked
  • 15 Ogleby (Clowes - 41' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 17 Clowes
  • 21 Evans
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 19 Rushton
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 1,674

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

6 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:09

Dan Gardner takes a shot.

90:00 +0:25 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Thornton.

89:20

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Phil Senior safely holds on.

86:32 Substitution

Substitution Steve Tomassen leaves the field to be replaced by Rob Evans.

85:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Thornton. Marc Roberts manages to make a clearance.

83:55

Steve Tomassen concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Briggs. Phil Senior restarts play with the free kick.

83:23

Lee Gregory concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Clowes. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

82:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McManus by Adrian Cieslewicz. Free kick taken by Phil Senior.

81:38

Lee Gregory takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi gets a fist to the ball to punch .

79:35

Assist on the goal came from Andy Bishop.

79:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Adrian Cieslewicz - FC Halifax 3 - 2 Wrexham Adrian Cieslewicz grabs a goal with a right foot finish. FC Halifax 3-2 Wrexham.

77:42 Booking

Booking

77:26

Free kick crossed by Simon Ainge. Jay Harris manages to make a clearance.

77:26 Substitution

Substitution Alex Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Josh Wilson.

77:26

Foul by Kevin Thornton on Lois Maynard, free kick awarded. Kevin Thornton goes into the referee's book.

75:44 Booking

Booking

74:20

Foul by Keith Briggs on Kevin Thornton, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Kevin Thornton. Andy Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Senior. Joe Clarke booked. Free kick taken by Phil Senior.

73:22

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line. Andy Bishop takes a shot. Clearance by Matty Pearson.

72:36

Lois Maynard takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

71:36

Foul by Neil Ashton on Lee Gregory, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Josh Wilson. Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

70:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dan Gardner. Joe Clarke manages to make a clearance.

69:11

Corner taken by Dan Gardner from the right by-line. Joslain Mayebi safely holds on.

68:58

Dan Gardner takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi turns it away with a diving stop.

68:22

Shot by Kevin Thornton went wide right of the post.

67:42 Substitution

Substitution Dan Gardner on for Kevin Holsgrove.

65:56 Booking

Booking

65:51

Unfair challenge on Joe Clarke by Keith Briggs results in a free kick. Keith Briggs receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

62:58

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Phil Senior catches the ball.

61:30 Substitution

Substitution (FC Halifax) makes a substitution, with Keith Briggs coming on for Adam Smith.

60:36

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Josh Wilson results in a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

59:27

Joe Clarke decides to take the corner short.

57:34

Josh Wilson takes a shot.

56:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Thornton. Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

54:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Holsgrove on Steve Tomassen. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

54:17

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

52:57

Johnny Hunt delivers the ball.

52:25

Marc Roberts challenges Andy Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

48:40

Foul by Leon Clowes on Phil Senior, free kick awarded. Phil Senior takes the free kick.

48:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Clarke. Phil Senior punches the ball.

45:55

Johnny Hunt takes a shot. Phil Senior catches the ball.

45:25

Joe Clarke challenges Josh Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ainge takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:24 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris by Josh Wilson. Neil Ashton crosses the ball in from the free kick. Phil Senior catches the ball.

45:00 +0:54

Ryan Toulson provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +0:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Gregory - FC Halifax 3 - 1 Wrexham Lee Gregory scores with a right foot finish. FC Halifax 3-1 Wrexham.

44:11

Foul by Joe Clarke on Kevin Holsgrove, free kick awarded. Scott McManus takes the free kick.

43:29

Neil Ashton takes a shot.

42:49

Andy Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Pearson. Free kick taken by Phil Senior.

42:16

Josh Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

41:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Smith on Jay Harris. Free kick crossed by Neil Ashton. Clearance by Marc Roberts.

40:54 Substitution

Substitution Leon Clowes is brought on as a substitute for Robert Ogleby.

39:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Wilson - FC Halifax 2 - 1 Wrexham Power penalty scored by Josh Wilson. FC Halifax 2-1 Wrexham.

39:05 Booking

Booking

38:20 Dismissal

Dismissal

38:02

Foul by Stephen Wright on Adam Smith, Penalty awarded. The referee shows Stephen Wright a red card for professional foul. Booking for Joslain Mayebi for dissent.

37:19

Corner taken by Adam Smith. Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

35:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Roberts on Neil Ashton. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

33:44

The assist for the goal came from Josh Wilson.

33:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Lois Maynard - FC Halifax 1 - 1 Wrexham Lois Maynard grabs a goal with a headed effort. FC Halifax 1-1 Wrexham.

32:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Pearson by Kevin Thornton. Josh Wilson shoots direct from the free kick and hits the bar.

31:36 Booking

Booking

31:34

Handball by Adam Smith. Booking for Adam Smith for unsporting behaviour. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

30:23 Booking

Booking

30:11

Simon Ainge fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Harris is shown a yellow card. Simon Ainge takes the free kick.

29:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lois Maynard on Andy Bishop. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

28:17

Corner taken by Adam Smith. Steve Tomassen makes a clearance.

27:13 Booking

Booking

27:02

Unfair challenge on Matty Pearson by Andy Bishop results in a free kick. Andy Bishop booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Josh Wilson. Clearance made by Johnny Hunt.

25:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Holsgrove by Jay Harris. Simon Ainge takes the free kick.

24:08

Jay Harris challenges Josh Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Toulson crosses the ball in from the free kick. Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

23:31

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot.

21:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Ainge - FC Halifax 0 - 1 Wrexham Simon Ainge puts the ball into their own goal. FC Halifax 0-1 Wrexham.

18:50

Kevin Holsgrove delivers the ball. Joslain Mayebi safely holds on.

17:19

Jay Harris takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

13:30

Josh Wilson decides to take a short corner.

12:48

Unfair challenge on Ryan Toulson by Robert Ogleby results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Toulson.

12:07

Shot by Matty Pearson went wide of the left-hand post.

2:06

Lee Gregory takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi safely holds on.

0:00

The game begins.

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