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FC Halifax Town 3-0 Welling United

Lee Gregory scored a first-half hat-trick to hand Halifax a comfortable win over visitors Welling.

Gregory headed in an early opener from an Adam Smith cross and followed it up with a superb overhead kick.

The hat-trick was complete after he tapped in a driven Dan Gardner cross from close range,

Welling's misery was capped off when Kutris Guthrie saw his penalty parried away by Matt Glennon after Ryan Toulson had clattered into Loick Pires.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 20Maynard
  • 5PearsonBooked at 54mins
  • 2Toulson
  • 15Roberts
  • 6Lowe
  • 3McManus
  • 22Ainge
  • 7SmithSubstituted forMarshallat 74'minutes
  • 10GardnerSubstituted forMcReadyat 59'minutes
  • 11GregorySubstituted forHolsgroveat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 17McReady
  • 23Johnson
  • 18Marshall
  • 19Holsgrove

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 26Cargill
  • 14HudsonBooked at 12mins
  • 5Franks
  • 8Clarke
  • 27Day
  • 33Healy
  • 4Gallagher
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 9Guthrie
  • 11PiresSubstituted forHughes-Masonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 28Griffin
  • 20Come
  • 13Turner
  • 7Hughes-Mason
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
1,345

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.
Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove tries a through ball, but Kevin Holsgrove is caught offside.
Corner, Welling United.
Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Welling United.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Paul Marshall replaces Adam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Lee Gregory.
Attempt saved. John McReady (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).
Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Kiernan Hughes-Mason replaces Loick Pires.
Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Hand ball by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. John McReady replaces Dan Gardner.
Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).
Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.
Corner, Welling United.
Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Jamie Day (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Welling United.
Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).
Loick Pires (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Loick Pires (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Day.
Corner, Welling United.
Corner, Welling United.
Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).
Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.
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