National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town0HalifaxFC Halifax Town2

Alfreton Town 0-2 FC Halifax Town

Second-placed Halifax are now just two points behind Conference leaders Barnet after winning 2-0 at Alfreton.

Simon Ainge headed in the first from Adam Smith's cross, before Andi Thanoj almost levelled direct from a corner.

Scott Boden made the game safe for the visitors with a header from a corner.

Alfreton pushed for a way back into the match but Jordan Keane shot wide from a Lathaniel Rowe-Turner cross and Matt Glennon saved easily from Joe Ironside's late effort on goal.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law:

"I thought we murdered them, played them to death with some good football and were far and away the better team.

"We could have been 2-0 up but, when we have had to defend, we have conceded from a long throw and from a cross into the box.

"We are ok. They are second in the league and we have bossed them. But, when it has come to it, we have not been able to defend in central defence. That's the difference between the two teams.

"We have got full-backs forward, wide men forward, put together some really top-drawer football."

Line-ups

Alfreton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 5GrahamSubstituted forHowellat 81'minutes
  • 4Courtney
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 15Keane
  • 21Thanoj
  • 24MellorBooked at 30mins
  • 23HawleySubstituted forClaytonat 84'minutes
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forIgiehonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Clayton
  • 11Howell
  • 12Shaw
  • 17McDonald
  • 19Igiehon

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Ainge
  • 8Marshall
  • 7SmithSubstituted forPeniketat 61'minutes
  • 49HattersleySubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield
  • 28Hibbs
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
705

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

  7. Post update

    Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Karl Hawley.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Anthony Howell replaces Luke Graham.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bennie Igiehon (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Danny Hattersley.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

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