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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Tamworth

FC Halifax kept alive their Conference Premier play-off hopes by seeing off relegation-threatened Tamworth.

Goals in each half from Matty Pearson and Lois Maynard kept the Shaymen on course for the chance of pulling off a second successive promotion.

Pearson had already squandered two opportunities when he rifled into the top corner on 14 minutes.

Halifax doubled their lead when Maynard arrowed a glorious drive into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

While Halifax claimed only their second victory in nine games to move within three points of the play-off zone, Tamworth, despite bringing in new surprise loan signing Matthew Barnes-Homer for his debut, are now without a win in eight matches.

Barnes-Homer's arrival at The Lamb comes less than two months after the much-travelled non-league striker signed for Cambridge United on a free transfer from Forest Green.

Tamworth have also allowed experienced defender Wayne Thomas to join Conference North side Worcester City, on a short-term deal until the end of the season. He made his City debut in their 2-1 home win over Stalybridge Celtic.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Ainge
  • 5PearsonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 29Bolton
  • 3McManus
  • 18Marshall
  • 28CrowtherSubstituted forJacksonat 60'minutes
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 27Lenighan
  • 31Jackson
  • 32Challinor
  • 23Smith
  • 12Senior

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 34Keane
  • 22Aimson
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 2Evans
  • 25HaworthSubstituted forReindorfat 83'minutes
  • 32MahonBooked at 65mins
  • 7Kerry
  • 20ToddSubstituted forPeniketat 59'minutes
  • 26Barnes-Homer
  • 14Godden

Substitutes

  • 27Baker-Richardson
  • 17Peniket
  • 8Baker
  • 5Reindorf
  • 31Belford
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
1,313

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Tamworth 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).

  8. Post update

    Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tamworth. Jessy Reindorf replaces Andy Haworth.

  11. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).

  14. Post update

    Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Will Aimson (Tamworth).

  18. Post update

    Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).

  20. Post update

    Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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