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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Forest Green Rovers

Elliott Frear
Elliott Frear has scored six goals in 35 appearances for Forest Green Rovers this season

Goals from Jon Parkin and Elliott Frear helped promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers end Halifax Town's 13-match unbeaten run in the National League.

Jordan Burrow tripped James Jennings in the Town box, and Parkin put the visitors ahead from the rebound after his penalty was saved by Sam Johnson.

Frear made it 2-0 before the break when he fired in Keanu Marsh-Brown's cross.

Darren Carter's shot hit the bar for Rovers in the second half, while Halifax struggled to create chances.

Forest Green assistant Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Day on Halifax v Forest Green

"They were on a good run of games - 13 unbeaten - so we knew it was going to be a tough match, but I thought the boys dug in today and showed quality when needed and fully deserved the win.

"The way Cheltenham are playing as well, we need to keep winning games.

"We've had two really good runs during the course of the season and we want to keep it going."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 15Roberts
  • 2Bolton
  • 6BencherifSubstituted forHughesat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14BrownBooked at 87mins
  • 3McManus
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forFairhurstat 62'minutes
  • 35Wroe
  • 9Burrow
  • 4James
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forPeniketat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 12Peniket
  • 16Hibbs
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 24Hughes

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 3Jennings
  • 2Pipe
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forWilliamsat 90'minutes
  • 4Clough
  • 20ParkinBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
  • 24Carter
  • 11FrearSubstituted forGuthrieat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Cooper
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,329

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Hand ball by Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Rob Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Hamza Bencherif.

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

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Elliott Frear.

Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Jon Parkin.

Attempt missed. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Josh MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

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

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

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kingsley James with a cross.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket replaces Samuel Walker.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Attempt missed. Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Walker with a cross.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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