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FC Halifax Town 4-0 Aldershot Town

Halifax won 4-0 for the second match in a row as they thrashed Aldershot Town to maintain an unbeaten home record.

Lee Gregory opened the scoring from a long throw for his eighth goal in six matches and turned provider for Adam Smith minutes later.

Gregory then set up a third before the break for Scott McManus before Marc Roberts headed in a second half free-kick to complete the rout.

The Shots rarely threatened and have taken one point in their last four.

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Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Andy Scott: Aldershot Town boss after Halifax defeat

"We didn't cope with their physical dominance and again, set-pieces have cost us. The most disappointing thing for me was that we conceded a goal and then conceded two more in quick succession and that shows a lack of mental strength.

"They had just more belief in what they were doing, more than us and that's very disappointing and hard to take. They acted like men and played like men and we were like lambs to the slaughter.

"The fact we got rid of the 10 points probably too early had exceeded our expectations and all of sudden you are managing expectations. We said at the beginning of the season that we have a side that is playing well. We will be ok."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 15Roberts
  • 22AingeBooked at 85mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 6Lowe
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forLoveat 68'minutes
  • 7SmithSubstituted forHolsgroveat 79'minutes
  • 14Wilson
  • 11GregorySubstituted forIronsideat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 36Ironside
  • 37Love
  • 16Worthington
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 12Senior

Aldershot

  • 27Henly
  • 15Barker
  • 6Webster
  • 28Butler
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forYoungat 59'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forTonkinat 78'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 10Paterson
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 24Young
  • 21Williams
  • 14Roberts
  • 3Tonkin
  • 20Douglas
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,418

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Aldershot Town 0.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Joe Ironside tries a through ball, but Joe Ironside is caught offside.

Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).

Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Adam Smith.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Martin Rowlands.

Hand ball by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 4, Aldershot Town 0. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Foul by Emmanuel Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town).

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Archie Love replaces Paul Marshall.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson tries a through ball, but Matthew Paterson is caught offside.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Lewis Young replaces Adam Mekki.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Joe Ironside replaces Lee Gregory.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

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