National League
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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Altrincham

Connor Hughes
Midfielder Hughes claimed his second league goal of the season

A second-half strike from Connor Hughes saw 10-man Halifax leapfrog Altrincham and move out of the National League relegation zone.

Following a goalless first half, James Bolton was sent off after the break for bringing down Damian Reeves.

But, despite having a man less, the hosts took the lead when Hughes found the net from inside the box.

The win means Halifax have moved up to 19th in the table, two points ahead of 21st-placed Alty.

The visitors went close to taking the lead when Halifax defender Jake Hibbs cleared a Josh Ginnelly chance off the line.

Alty also had a chance to equalise late on but Reeves fired wide from inside the box.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2BoltonBooked at 53mins
  • 14BrownSubstituted forHibbsat 26'minutes
  • 6Bencherif
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forMcDonaldat 67'minutes
  • 4James
  • 9Burrow
  • 35Wroe
  • 19FairhurstSubstituted forHughesat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 12Peniket
  • 16Hibbs
  • 24Hughes
  • 40McDonald

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 5Havern
  • 4Moult
  • 3GriffinBooked at 43mins
  • 6Leather
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forPhillipsat 73'minutes
  • 12HeathcoteSubstituted forRankineat 60'minutes
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 10Reeves
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forO'Keefeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 23Williams
  • 24Davis
  • 26Phillips
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
1,747

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Altrincham 0.

Attempt missed. Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jimmy Phillips.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Altrincham.

Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jake Moult (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jimmy Phillips.

Corner, Altrincham.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Simon Richman.

Attempt missed. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

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

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town).

Jimmy Phillips (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Jimmy Phillips replaces James Lawrie.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Simon Richman (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Altrincham 0. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Josh MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.

Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Michael Rankine replaces Sam Heathcote.

Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham).

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

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Waide Fairhurst.

Attempt blocked. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Dismissal

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Damian Reeves (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby372012571314072
4Dover382081069462368
5Braintree381911843261768
6Tranmere4018121054401466
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham391881364451962
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking39148175956350
14Barrow381311145164-1350
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Southport401210184055-1546
17Chester391110185159-843
18Guiseley39914163658-2241
19Halifax371010174969-2040
20Altrincham38911184062-2238
21Torquay38911184167-2638
22Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster39610234063-2328
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