National League
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Alfreton Town 0-2 FC Halifax Town

Second-placed Halifax are now just two points behind Conference leaders Barnet after winning 2-0 at Alfreton.

Simon Ainge headed in the first from Adam Smith's cross, before Andi Thanoj almost levelled direct from a corner.

Scott Boden made the game safe for the visitors with a header from a corner.

Alfreton pushed for a way back into the match but Jordan Keane shot wide from a Lathaniel Rowe-Turner cross and Matt Glennon saved easily from Joe Ironside's late effort on goal.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"I thought we murdered them, played them to death with some good football and were far and away the better team.

"We could have been 2-0 up but, when we have had to defend, we have conceded from a long throw and from a cross into the box.

"We are ok. They are second in the league and we have bossed them. But, when it has come to it, we have not been able to defend in central defence. That's the difference between the two teams.

"We have got full-backs forward, wide men forward, put together some really top-drawer football."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 5GrahamSubstituted forHowellat 81'minutes
  • 4Courtney
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 15Keane
  • 21Thanoj
  • 24MellorBooked at 30mins
  • 23HawleySubstituted forClaytonat 84'minutes
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forIgiehonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Clayton
  • 11Howell
  • 12Shaw
  • 17McDonald
  • 19Igiehon

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Ainge
  • 8Marshall
  • 7SmithSubstituted forPeniketat 61'minutes
  • 49HattersleySubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield
  • 28Hibbs
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
705

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 2.

Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Karl Hawley.

Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Anthony Howell replaces Luke Graham.

Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Bennie Igiehon (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Danny Hattersley.

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

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Bennie Igiehon replaces Joe Ironside.

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

Offside, Alfreton Town. Danny Bradley tries a through ball, but Danny Bradley is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by David Mellor.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

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

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andi Thanoj with a cross.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

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

Foul by Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town).

Duane Courtney (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Hattersley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket replaces Adam Smith.

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

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lathanial Rowe-Turner with a cross.

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