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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Aldershot Town

Promoted Halifax's bubble burst slightly with a 2-0 opening day home defeat by Aldershot.

The Shaymen played it steadily in the opening stages of their return to the fifth tier, defending well and in depth.

But Bobby-Joe Taylor bent a 25-yard effort narrowly wide to signal the away side's intent.

Shamir Fenelon broke the deadlock for Gary Waddock's outfit on the hour, racing to intercept a flick-on by Scott Rendell before rounding Sam Johnson to slot into an empty net.

Aldershot doubled their lead late on when Matty Brown fouled Shaun Okojie in the box, and James Rowe converted the penalty on his Shots debut.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 17Duckworth
  • 12Brown
  • 15Hotte
  • 3Wilde
  • 4Oliver
  • 5Garner
  • 21MacDonaldSubstituted forClarkeat 67'minutes
  • 9Denton
  • 13TomlinsonSubstituted forCharlesat 64'minutes
  • 7Kosylo

Substitutes

  • Clarke
  • Riley
  • Nicholson
  • 14McManus
  • 34Charles

Aldershot

  • 1Cole
  • 12De Havilland
  • 2Arnold
  • 15OyelekeBooked at 51mins
  • 22Reynolds
  • 16GallagherBooked at 62mins
  • 3Alexander
  • 18RoweBooked at 40mins
  • 7Fenelon
  • 9RendellBooked at 16minsSubstituted forOkojieat 82'minutes
  • 27TaylorSubstituted forKellermanat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McClure
  • 14Okojie
  • 15Lyons-Foster
  • 17Kellerman
  • 25Smith
Referee:
Joe Johnson
Attendance:
2,108

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2. James Rowe (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Clarke replaces Josh MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dion Charles replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Booking

Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 1. Shamir Fenelon (Aldershot Town).

Booking

Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Booking

James Rowe (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aldershot11002023
2Sutton United11002023
3Dag & Red11002113
4Woking11002113
5Dover11001013
6Macclesfield11001013
7Fylde10102201
8Boreham Wood10102201
9Ebbsfleet10102201
10Guiseley10102201
11Maidenhead United10101101
12Maidstone United10101101
13Bromley10100001
14Eastleigh10100001
15Torquay10100001
16Tranmere10100001
17Chester00000000
18Solihull Moors00000000
19Barrow100112-10
20Gateshead100112-10
21Hartlepool100101-10
22Wrexham100101-10
23Halifax100102-20
24Leyton Orient100102-20
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