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Lincoln City 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Sam Walker's strike was enough to see FC Halifax to a narrow Boxing Day win at Lincoln City.

It gave Jim Harvey victory in his first game in permanent charge of Halifax.

The Imps were unlucky not to take the lead as both Jack Muldoon and Matt Rhead saw efforts kept out by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnson.

Walker, having had a free-kick saved in the first half, drilled the ball into the net with 20 minutes remaining following Hamza Bencherif's header.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 64mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 21SparrowBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPowerat 80'minutes
  • 3Tempest
  • 26Howe
  • 7Muldoon
  • 9RheadBooked at 45mins
  • 24ReidSubstituted forBlissettat 81'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 12Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 8Power
  • 13Grant
  • 15Everington
  • 23Brown
  • 29Blissett

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 4James
  • 3McManusBooked at 57mins
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forClappisonat 78'minutes
  • 35WroeBooked at 80mins
  • 24HughesSubstituted forMcDonaldat 74'minutes
  • 18TutonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonald
  • 22Clappison
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
3,558

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

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

Foul by Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town).

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Shaun Tuton.

Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

Corner, Lincoln City.

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

Foul by Callum Howe (Lincoln City).

Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

Greg Tempest (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Blissett replaces Craig Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Matt Sparrow.

Booking

Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town).

Craig Reid (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Clappison replaces Samuel Walker.

Offside, Lincoln City. Craig Reid tries a through ball, but Craig Reid is caught offside.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Connor Hughes.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Samuel Walker (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Hamza Bencherif with a headed pass.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

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

Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) header misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

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

Booking

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Callum Howe (Lincoln City).

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