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FC Halifax Town 5-0 AFC Telford United

Danny Hattersley
Hattersley joined Halifax from Conference rivals Southport on Friday

Danny Hattersley bagged a brace on his debut as FC Halifax thumped Conference bottom club AFC Telford United.

Town took the lead through Adam Smith's volley before Smith turned provider four minutes later, finding on-loan Hattersley at the far post.

Halifax fans had to wait 53 minutes for their next goal when Scott Boden flicked home from Marc Roberts' header.

Paul Marshall made it four with an 18-yard drive, before Hattersley grabbed a second on the stroke of full-time.

While Halifax rise to third, Liam Watson's winless Bucks are now four points adrift at the foot of the table, having lost eight of their first 11 matches.

AFC Telford United assistant manager Andy Pryce told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Liam Watson is still in the changing rooms going through a few things with the lads. He is not shouting and screaming, just trying to get us all back together, really.

"We have to get back up after this, we do have quality in this team, but we must get back to basics.

"The stats don't lie. We haven't won a game. We have got to work hard and start to put things right at Market Drayton in the Shropshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

"It would be silly not to think there is pressure on us, but we have to ride it and we have to go again."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forHibbsat 90'minutes
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 7SmithSubstituted forAingeat 73'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forSchofieldat 62'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 19Boden
  • 49Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 16Worthington
  • 22Schofield
  • 28Hibbs

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 4Byrne
  • 23Higgins
  • 5Akrigg
  • 16McDonaldBooked at 17mins
  • 7Phenix
  • 22O'Keefe
  • 20Poku
  • 11ClancySubstituted forGroganat 46'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 10Gray
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 6Grogan
  • 8Barnett
  • 13Pryce
  • 17Platt
  • 21Todd
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,519

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home15
Away15
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 5, AFC Telford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 5, AFC Telford United 0.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 5, AFC Telford United 0. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott McManus with a cross.

Foul by Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Matty Pearson.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 4, AFC Telford United 0. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Schofield.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

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

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

Attempt missed. Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Simon Ainge replaces Adam Smith.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, AFC Telford United 0. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc Roberts.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United).

Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Booking

Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Richard Peniket.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

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

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

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