National League
Tamworth2Halifax0

Tamworth 2-0 FC Halifax Town

Tamworth scored a goal in each half to beat Halifax and leapfrog Chester in the Conference Premier relegation zone.

The visitors went close to opening the scoring when Matty Pearson forced a fine save from Cameron Belford.

Reece Gray then squandered another chance for Halifax before Lloyd Kerry's curling left-wing cross flew straight into the net right on half-time.

Andy Todd volleyed in Nick Chadwick's knockdown to make it 2-0 on 59 minutes before Belford denied Scott McManus.

Much-travelled former Brentford and Watford midfielder Gavin Mahon made his debut for Tamworth at the back, two days after his 37th birthday.

The Birmingham-born veteran, who has made more than 400 Football League starts, has arrived at The Lamb on a short-term contract following a brief stay with League Two side Portsmouth.

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 21Thomas
  • 2Evans
  • 34Keane
  • 19CapaldiBooked at 56mins
  • 32MahonBooked at 64mins
  • 8Baker
  • 7KerryBooked at 82mins
  • 20Todd
  • 28ChadwickSubstituted forHaworthat 75'minutes
  • 17Peniket

Substitutes

  • 33Morgan
  • 3Gudger
  • 10Byfield
  • 11Jones
  • 25Haworth

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Ainge
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWorthingtonat 46'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 11Gregory
  • 14Wilson
  • 33GraySubstituted forHolsgroveat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 35Anderson
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 16Worthington
  • 12Senior
  • 36Ironside
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
890

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tamworth 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tamworth 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Tamworth.

Foul by Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town).

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

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

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Wayne Thomas (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Nick Chadwick.

Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Richard Peniket with a cross.

Foul by Tony Capaldi (Tamworth).

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick tries a through ball, but Nick Chadwick is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Reece Gray.

Attempt saved. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Adam Smith.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Booking

Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tamworth. Andy Todd tries a through ball, but Andy Todd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott McManus with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Tamworth 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Andy Todd (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nick Chadwick with a headed pass.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jonathan Worthington (FC Halifax Town).

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

Top Stories