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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Aldershot Town

Aldershot bounced back from successive defeats to pile the pressure on struggling Halifax.

Jim Stevenson opened the scoring for the visitors when he headed home Rhys Browne's cross just moments into the second half.

And Browne made certain of all three points late on with a powerful drive from outside the box.

Halifax came close to grabbing a consolation, but Shaquille McDonald's effort was saved by keeper Dan Thomas.

The Shaymen are only two points clear of the relegation zone, while Aldershot climbed one place to 14th.

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Barry Smith: Aldershot Town boss on win over Halifax

Aldershot manager Barry Smith told BBC Surrey: "We knew Halifax were on a good run of form and we knew they would come out all guns blazing.

"I felt if we weathered the storm we would always get chances. We've played better but it's not a great pitch and we scored two good goals."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 16Hibbs
  • 2Bolton
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 35WroeSubstituted forHughesat 60'minutes
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forFairhurstat 61'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forMcDonaldat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 8Fazlic
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 24Hughes
  • 40McDonald

Aldershot

  • 13Thomas
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 8Stevenson
  • 3McGintySubstituted forHattonat 89'minutes
  • 18Barker
  • 17RasuloSubstituted forRalphat 52'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 15Browne
  • 10Walker
  • 23LafayetteBooked at 29minsSubstituted forPaveyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 20Pavey
  • 21McGrory
  • 24Ralph
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,714

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kingsley James.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

Hand ball by Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town).

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

Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott McManus.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Sam Hatton replaces Sean McGinty because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey replaces Ross Lafayette.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

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

Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

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

Foul by Nathan Ralph (Aldershot Town).

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

Attempt saved. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Kingsley James tries a through ball, but Kingsley James is caught offside.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

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

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (FC Halifax Town).

Dan Thomas (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box.

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Richard Peniket.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Nicky Wroe.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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