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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Guiseley

Matt Kosylo's stunning first-half opener put Halifax on a course to register their first home win of the National League season as West Yorkshire rivals Guiseley fell at the Shay.

Halifax survived an early scare, with Lions midfielder Alex Purver seeing his drive deflected just over, but the hosts soon assumed full control.

Kosylo's wonder goal - he cut in from the left before finding the top corner from the edge of the box - gave the Shaymen confidence and Adam Morgan should have further extended the lead before the break.

The former Liverpool striker was thwarted by Elliot Green and then blasted over from a Tom Denton flick forward.

Deep into the second half, Kosylo tried his luck again with a shot from a corner.

Halifax did not have to wait long to score again, though, as centre-back Matty Brown rose highest to nod home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 39DuckworthSubstituted forWildeat 59'minutes
  • 6Garner
  • 8Hotte
  • 11McManus
  • 5Brown
  • 15MacDonald
  • 10Oliver
  • 7KosyloSubstituted forTomlinsonat 90'minutes
  • 9Denton
  • 16MorganBooked at 54minsSubstituted forLynchat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wilde
  • 12Lynch
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 40Charles

Guiseley

  • 13Green
  • 2BrownBooked at 54mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6LawlorSubstituted forMolyneuxat 71'minutes
  • 20Williams
  • 3Lowe
  • 7Hurst
  • 10Rooney
  • 17Purver
  • 9ThompsonSubstituted forMulhernat 66'minutes
  • 19OdejayiSubstituted forHatfieldat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 8Hatfield
  • 11Molyneux
  • 18Mulhern
  • 23East
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
1,777

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Guiseley 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Matthew Kosylo.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dave Lynch replaces Adam Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Will Hatfield replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Guiseley 0. Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Lee Molyneux replaces Jake Lawlor.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Euan Frank Mulhern replaces Reece Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilde replaces Michael Duckworth.

Booking

Adam Morgan (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Connor Brown (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Guiseley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Guiseley 0.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Guiseley 0. Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red63301610612
2Sutton United640297212
3Boreham Wood63211510511
4Bromley6321117411
5Aldershot6312147710
6Gateshead631283510
7Dover631265110
8Leyton Orient6312910-110
9Maidenhead United623110739
10Eastleigh62317529
11Wrexham63035509
12Ebbsfleet615011928
13Halifax62224408
14Maidstone United622278-18
15Macclesfield622246-28
16Barrow61419727
17Fylde61411112-17
18Chester51316606
19Tranmere613256-16
20Woking6204511-66
21Guiseley6123513-85
22Solihull Moors5113712-54
23Hartlepool602439-62
24Torquay6015715-81
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