FC Halifax Town 5-1 Lincoln City
FC Halifax closed to within one point of the play-off places after a comfortable win over 10-man Lincoln.
Dan Gardner slotted in from the penalty spot after Imps skipper Alan Power was sent off for a foul on Matty Pearson.
Ben Tomlinson equalised for the visitors from a tight angle before Gardner played Lee Gregory in to put the hosts back in front.
Adam Smith scored a fine individual goal, Jon Worthington crashed home from range and Reece Gray curled in.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"They were a decent side, but to go down to 10 men on that surface and with our walking wounded, people playing who shouldn't have been, the top and bottom of it is that that one [penalty] decision has absolutely killed us.
"We kept them at bay, even with 10 men, for large parts of the game, but just ran out of legs. I can't knock the players because they simply had nothing left. They had the extra man and they started to get through us at the end because we were out on our feet.
"He (Alan Power) got the ball as clean as a whistle and his foot went on top of the ball so I can't understand why it was a red card and I can't understand why it was a penalty. We did brilliantly to get back into the game but at the end there was nothing left in the players."
- 20MaynardBooked at 74mins
- 18MarshallSubstituted forWorthingtonat 67'minutes
- 10GardnerSubstituted forGrayat 76'minutes
- 11GregorySubstituted forIronsideat 82'minutes
- 6FofanaSubstituted forFairhurstat 57'minutes
- 8PowerBooked at 12mins
- 11TomlinsonBooked at 45mins
- 16RobinsonSubstituted forNolanat 46'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target