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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

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