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FC Halifax Town 5-1 Lincoln City

Reece Gray

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:

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Gary Simpson

"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."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 22Ainge
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 20MaynardBooked at 74mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWorthingtonat 67'minutes
  • 10GardnerSubstituted forGrayat 76'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 11GregorySubstituted forIronsideat 82'minutes
  • 14Wilson

Substitutes

  • 16Worthington
  • 12Senior
  • 35Anderson
  • 33Gray
  • 36Ironside

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 3Newton
  • 27Foster
  • 23Brown
  • 6FofanaSubstituted forFairhurstat 57'minutes
  • 8PowerBooked at 12mins
  • 17Dixon
  • 4Jordan
  • 9Rowe
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 45mins
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forNolanat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 35Preece
  • 24Cunningham
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 19Nolan
  • 29Thomas
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
1,979

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home23
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 5, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 5, Lincoln City 1.
Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 5, Lincoln City 1. Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Scott McManus.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 4, Lincoln City 1. Jonathan Worthington (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Smith.
Hand ball by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).
Attempt missed. Jonathan Worthington (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Joe Ironside replaces Lee Gregory.
Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).
Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 1. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Jonathan Worthington (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Reece Gray replaces Dan Gardner.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Booking

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Worthington replaces Paul Marshall.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).
Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Mamadou Fofana because of an injury.
Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).
Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jon Nolan replaces Conner Robinson.
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