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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Tamworth

FC Halifax kept alive their Conference Premier play-off hopes by seeing off relegation-threatened Tamworth.

Goals in each half from Matty Pearson and Lois Maynard kept the Shaymen on course for the chance of pulling off a second successive promotion.

Pearson had already squandered two opportunities when he rifled into the top corner on 14 minutes.

Halifax doubled their lead when Maynard arrowed a glorious drive into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

While Halifax claimed only their second victory in nine games to move within three points of the play-off zone, Tamworth, despite bringing in new surprise loan signing Matthew Barnes-Homer for his debut, are now without a win in eight matches.

Barnes-Homer's arrival at The Lamb comes less than two months after the much-travelled non-league striker signed for Cambridge United on a free transfer from Forest Green.

Tamworth have also allowed experienced defender Wayne Thomas to join Conference North side Worcester City, on a short-term deal until the end of the season. He made his City debut in their 2-1 home win over Stalybridge Celtic.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Ainge
  • 5PearsonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 29Bolton
  • 3McManus
  • 18Marshall
  • 28CrowtherSubstituted forJacksonat 60'minutes
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 27Lenighan
  • 31Jackson
  • 32Challinor
  • 23Smith
  • 12Senior

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 34Keane
  • 22Aimson
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 2Evans
  • 25HaworthSubstituted forReindorfat 83'minutes
  • 32MahonBooked at 65mins
  • 7Kerry
  • 20ToddSubstituted forPeniketat 59'minutes
  • 26Barnes-Homer
  • 14Godden

Substitutes

  • 27Baker-Richardson
  • 17Peniket
  • 8Baker
  • 5Reindorf
  • 31Belford
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
1,313

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Tamworth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Tamworth 0.
Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, Tamworth.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Jessy Reindorf replaces Andy Haworth.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Chris Smith replaces Adam Smith.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Tamworth 0. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson replaces Ryan Crowther.
Corner, Tamworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Richard Peniket replaces Andy Todd.
Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Andy Todd (Tamworth).
Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Tamworth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Tamworth 0.
Corner, Tamworth.
Corner, Tamworth.

Booking

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Jack Evans (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).
Matthew Godden (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Andy Haworth (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Andy Haworth (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt missed. Andy Haworth (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton3322925875
2Cambridge32171052961
3Barnet3516910957
4Alfreton3418313-357
5Nuneaton3515911-454
6Salisbury3416513-253
7Grimsby3015781552
8Gateshead35141011752
9Halifax35149121251
10Kidderminster3315513050
11Welling33131010749
12Macclesfield3214513547
13Wrexham3413714246
14Lincoln City35121013-346
15Forest Green31136121445
16Braintree2813691045
17Woking3513616-945
18Hereford3410915-1339
19Southport3410717-1737
20Chester3481214-1736
21Aldershot33111012433
22Dartford359620-2233
23Tamworth337818-2329
24Hyde United351628-599
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