National League
HalifaxFC Halifax Town1AldershotAldershot Town0

FC Halifax Town 1-0 Aldershot Town

Ross Dyer

Ross Dyer's second-half winner gave Halifax victory over Aldershot and ensured they remained level on points with Conference leaders Barnet.

A dour first half saw both sides struggle to create opportunities.

But substitute Dyer made the most of his chance when he finished calmly from a Scott McManus pass.

The visitors almost levelled but a Brett Williams shot was tipped around the post by Matt Glennon and the hosts held on for their sixth league win.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"There was not a lot in it and we created some good chances in the first half, but it was maybe the little bit of belief in the box to score.

"I have just said to the lads that we're not far away from being a good side, but we've just got to improve a couple of percent on a couple of areas and we've got to believe in what we are doing and stick to it.

"We've given them a game today because they had to change formation because they couldn't cope with us. It's tough to take the defeat but the performance was excellent."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 4Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 8MarshallBooked at 87mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forDyerat 61'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSchofieldat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 10Dyer
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Schofield

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 5Wilson
  • 3TonkinSubstituted forN'Guessanat 79'minutesSubstituted forDerryat 84'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 12Gibbs
  • 7Hatton
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forFitchettat 79'minutes
  • 16Forbes
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 11ScottBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,837

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus tries a through ball, but Scott McManus is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

  10. Post update

    Tom Derry (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  14. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Booking

    Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

  17. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Adam Smith.