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Barnet 0-4 FC Halifax Town

Halifax's Lee Gregory

Scott Spencer's brace saw Halifax return to the play-off places after an easy win over inconsistent Barnet.

The Shaymen took the lead after six minutes as Spencer turned in a parry from Bees keeper Graham Stack, who had initially saved Lee Gregory's effort.

Gregory grabbed his 100th goal for Halifax to put the away side two goals up, heading in Chris Smith's flick.

Spencer's thumping finish made it three before the break before Lois Maynard fired home early on in the second half.

The victory saw Halifax leapfrog Braintree, who had earlier denied league leaders Luton promotion with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road, back into sixth place with a two-point cushion.

Barnet's chances of reaching the play-offs slimmed even further, with the Bees five points off the pace with only three more games left to play.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 41mins
  • 30Stephens
  • 41Gjokaj
  • 2YiadomBooked at 65mins
  • 5HarperSubstituted forMuggletonat 46'minutes
  • 4Weston
  • 8Byrne
  • 33DymondSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 26'minutes
  • 9Hyde
  • 28Nurse

Substitutes

  • 42Muggleton
  • 10Crawford
  • 6Saville
  • 20Vilhete
  • 7Marsh-Brown

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 6Lowe
  • 15Roberts
  • 23SmithSubstituted forCrowtherat 82'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 29BoltonBooked at 15mins
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWilsonat 71'minutes
  • 11Gregory
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 17McReady
  • 7Smith
  • 12Senior
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,683

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.
Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet).
James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).
Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).
Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Chris Smith.
Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.
Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Paul Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Scott Spencer.
Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Jon Nurse (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Sam Muggleton (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).
Sam Muggleton (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Marshall.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Barnet.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces James Harper.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Barnet. Jon Nurse tries a through ball, but Jon Nurse is caught offside.

Booking

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).
James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3. Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).
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