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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Aldershot Town

Ross Dyer

Ross Dyer's second-half winner gave Halifax victory over Aldershot and ensured they remained level on points with Conference leaders Barnet.

A dour first half saw both sides struggle to create opportunities.

But substitute Dyer made the most of his chance when he finished calmly from a Scott McManus pass.

The visitors almost levelled but a Brett Williams shot was tipped around the post by Matt Glennon and the hosts held on for their sixth league win.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Halifax v Aldershot

"There was not a lot in it and we created some good chances in the first half, but it was maybe the little bit of belief in the box to score.

"I have just said to the lads that we're not far away from being a good side, but we've just got to improve a couple of percent on a couple of areas and we've got to believe in what we are doing and stick to it.

"We've given them a game today because they had to change formation because they couldn't cope with us. It's tough to take the defeat but the performance was excellent."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 4Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 8MarshallBooked at 87mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forDyerat 61'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSchofieldat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 10Dyer
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Schofield

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 5Wilson
  • 3TonkinSubstituted forN'Guessanat 79'minutesSubstituted forDerryat 84'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 12Gibbs
  • 7Hatton
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forFitchettat 79'minutes
  • 16Forbes
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 11ScottBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,837

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus tries a through ball, but Scott McManus is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Tom Derry (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Adam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Joseph N'Guessan because of an injury.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joseph N'Guessan (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Anthony Tonkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Damon Lathrope.

Booking

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).

Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Smith.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

Kieran Forbes (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott tries a through ball, but Josh Scott is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high.

goal

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