National League
TamworthTamworth2HalifaxFC Halifax Town0

Tamworth scored a goal in each half to beat Halifax and leapfrog Chester in the Conference Premier relegation zone.

The visitors went close to opening the scoring when Matty Pearson forced a fine save from Cameron Belford.

Reece Gray then squandered another chance for Halifax before Lloyd Kerry's curling left-wing cross flew straight into the net right on half-time.

Andy Todd volleyed in Nick Chadwick's knockdown to make it 2-0 on 59 minutes before Belford denied Scott McManus.

Much-travelled former Brentford and Watford midfielder Gavin Mahon made his debut for Tamworth at the back, two days after his 37th birthday.

The Birmingham-born veteran, who has made more than 400 Football League starts, has arrived at The Lamb on a short-term contract following a brief stay with League Two side Portsmouth.

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 21Thomas
  • 2Evans
  • 34Keane
  • 19CapaldiBooked at 56mins
  • 32MahonBooked at 64mins
  • 8Baker
  • 7KerryBooked at 82mins
  • 20Todd
  • 28ChadwickSubstituted forHaworthat 75'minutes
  • 17Peniket

Substitutes

  • 33Morgan
  • 3Gudger
  • 10Byfield
  • 11Jones
  • 25Haworth

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 5Pearson
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Ainge
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWorthingtonat 46'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 11Gregory
  • 14Wilson
  • 33GraySubstituted forHolsgroveat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 35Anderson
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 16Worthington
  • 12Senior
  • 36Ironside
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
890

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tamworth 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town).

  6. Post update

    Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  8. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  11. Booking

    Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

  13. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

  17. Post update

    Wayne Thomas (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Nick Chadwick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).