National League
BarnetBarnet0HalifaxFC Halifax Town4
Halifax's Lee Gregory

Scott Spencer's brace saw Halifax return to the play-off places after an easy win over inconsistent Barnet.

The Shaymen took the lead after six minutes as Spencer turned in a parry from Bees keeper Graham Stack, who had initially saved Lee Gregory's effort.

Gregory grabbed his 100th goal for Halifax to put the away side two goals up, heading in Chris Smith's flick.

Spencer's thumping finish made it three before the break before Lois Maynard fired home early on in the second half.

The victory saw Halifax leapfrog Braintree, who had earlier denied league leaders Luton promotion with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road, back into sixth place with a two-point cushion.

Barnet's chances of reaching the play-offs slimmed even further, with the Bees five points off the pace with only three more games left to play.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 41mins
  • 30Stephens
  • 41Gjokaj
  • 2YiadomBooked at 65mins
  • 5HarperSubstituted forMuggletonat 46'minutes
  • 4Weston
  • 8Byrne
  • 33DymondSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 26'minutes
  • 9Hyde
  • 28Nurse

Substitutes

  • 42Muggleton
  • 10Crawford
  • 6Saville
  • 20Vilhete
  • 7Marsh-Brown

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 6Lowe
  • 15Roberts
  • 23SmithSubstituted forCrowtherat 82'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 29BoltonBooked at 15mins
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forWilsonat 71'minutes
  • 11Gregory
  • 40SpencerSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 17McReady
  • 7Smith
  • 12Senior
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,683

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet).

  4. Post update

    James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

  8. Post update

    Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Chris Smith.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Paul Marshall.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Scott Spencer.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).