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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Wrexham

Kingsley James
Kingsley James is a former Chester player

Shaun Tuton and Kingsley James fired Halifax to a second win under new manager Jim Harvey to dent Wrexham's promotion bid.

Wrexham found opening scorer Tuton's pace hard to counter while he and James struck before the break.

Visiting defender Jamal Fyfield was controversially sent off in the dying minutes for a challenge on Tuton.

Halifax remained two places below safety while Gary Mills' Wrexham dropped to 10th in the National League.

Speaking about the defeat and Boxing Day's 1-0 setback against Southport,Wrexham boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "We started the game very well and then defensively for the two goals, just very poor and it changes the game, it lifts them.

"Saturday's performance was our worst. Today we did okay in spells.

"But we can't defend like that. Did we look like scoring in the two games? I don't think we have.

"We've come up against two sides that are on the up and full of themselves and we haven't coped with it."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 35WroeBooked at 85minsSubstituted forHibbsat 88'minutes
  • 3McManus
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 4James
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forHughesat 68'minutes
  • 18Tuton
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forMacDonaldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonald
  • 22Clappison
  • 24Hughes

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 4Smith
  • 5HudsonBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWhiteat 67'minutes
  • 15EvansBooked at 58mins
  • 3Newton
  • 6FyfieldBooked at 90mins
  • 11MokeSubstituted forCofieat 61'minutes
  • 10JenningsBooked at 83mins
  • 8VoseSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutes
  • 9Gray
  • 16YorkBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 18White
  • 23Nolan
  • 28Cofie
Referee:
Joseph Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

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

Dismissal

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) is shown the red card.

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham).

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

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt missed. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Nicky Wroe.

Offside, Wrexham. John Cofie tries a through ball, but John Cofie is caught offside.

Booking

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

Booking

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. James Gray tries a through ball, but James Gray is caught offside.

Foul by Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

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

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Manny Smith (Wrexham).

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

Attempt blocked. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Roberts.

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham).

Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Jordan Burrow.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Samuel Walker.

Attempt missed. James Gray (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Ross White replaces Blaine Hudson.

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt saved. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kayden Jackson replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. John Cofie replaces Adriano Moke.

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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