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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

James Norwood
James Norwood was shown the third red card of his professional career

Halifax moved up to seventh in the Conference as Forest Green's James Norwood missed a penalty and was sent off in the space of three minutes.

Scott Boden had scored the game's only goal after five minutes, finishing a Ross Dyer through ball.

Kurtis Guthrie missed a trio of chances before Norwood's 82nd-minute spot-kick was saved by Matt Glennon after Scott McManus had fouled Guthrie.

And Norwood was red carded moments later for a tackle on Lois Maynard.

There was further drama after the final whistle when both teams clashed on the sidelines, and Forest Green duo Eddie Oshodi and Dale Bennett were given red cards in the tunnel.

Halifax are just a point outside the play-offs, with Rovers a point further back as their four-game unbeaten run came to an end.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 6Ainge
  • 3McManus
  • 20MaynardBooked at 34mins
  • 36HatfieldBooked at 70mins
  • 8Marshall
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSchofieldat 53'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forJacksonat 89'minutes
  • 10DyerSubstituted forBoltonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 15OshodiBooked at 82mins
  • 26Coles
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 83mins
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forKamdjoat 81'minutes
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 5Oliver
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,030

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Scott Boden.

Foul by Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town).

Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Booking

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Rob Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Penalty saved! James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. James Bolton replaces Ross Dyer.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Ross Dyer (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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