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FC Halifax Town 3-2 Dover Athletic

Halifax players celebrate
Lois Maynard has scored nine times or Halifax this season

Halifax held on to record a third successive league win to edge nearer the play-off places.

The home side were 2-0 up inside 20 minutes as Lois Maynard fired home his ninth goal of the season and Richard Peniket's left-footer doubled the lead.

Mid-table Dover hit back as midfielder Tom Murphy found the bottom corner 11 minutes before the break.

Substitute Jamie Jackson made it 3-1 from 20 yards after 66 minutes but Dan Holman's strike made it a tense finish.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 4Roberts
  • 34Killock
  • 3McManus
  • 7SmithSubstituted forHatfieldat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 89mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Schofield
  • 12Peniket
  • 40HattersleySubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 9Jackson
  • 19Boden
  • 33Muldoon
  • 36Hatfield

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 15Francis
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forHolmanat 72'minutes
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forKinnearat 79'minutes
  • 28TaiwoSubstituted forCoganat 72'minutes
  • 10Murphy
  • 31Poole

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 4Kinnear
  • 11Cogan
  • 21Mekki
  • 26Holman
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,151

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamDover
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2.

Booking

Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield tries a through ball, but Danny Schofield is caught offside.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Sean Francis tries a through ball, but Sean Francis is caught offside.

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

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Dan Holman (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces Ricky Modeste because of an injury.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2. Dan Holman (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Murphy.

Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Solomon Taiwo.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Dan Holman replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Will Hatfield replaces Adam Smith.

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 1. Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

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

Foul by Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield tries a through ball, but Danny Schofield is caught offside.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by James Poole (Dover Athletic).

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