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Nuneaton Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Halifax won their sixth game out of the last seven with a narrow 1-0 victory at play-off rivals Nuneaton Town.

Louis Moult nearly put the home side into an early lead with a 25-yard effort, but Matt Glennon saved well in a tight first half.

The game looked to be heading for an entertaining draw until Chris Smith scored late on from six yards, in what was his first start for the club.

The result improves Halifax's play-off hopes as they move into fifth place.

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 4Cowan
  • 5Dean
  • 21CranstonBooked at 82mins
  • 20Trainer
  • 13SleathSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
  • 11Streete
  • 7Armson
  • 26Hibbert
  • 10Brown
  • 9MoultSubstituted forYorkat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Pearson
  • 8Adams
  • 16York
  • 6Walker
  • 15Gordon

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 3McManusBooked at 76mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 6Lowe
  • 29Bolton
  • 23Smith
  • 28CrowtherBooked at 59mins
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWilsonat 46'minutes
  • 31JacksonSubstituted forSpencerat 64'minutes
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 40Spencer
  • 16Worthington
  • 17McReady
  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,041

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).
Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).
Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Wilson with a cross.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town).
Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).
Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).
Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).
Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
goal

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