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Halifax Town 1-3 Woking

Adam Newton of Woking
Adam Newton had only scored once for Woking this season before the win over Halifax

Adam Newton scored twice to help Woking defeat Halifax at The Shay and move up to third in the Conference.

Giuseppe Sole's free-kick into the top-left corner from 35 yards put the Cards ahead, before Newton doubled the lead just before the break from close range.

Sole then saw a chip hit the bar, before Newton turned home Chris Arthur's cross for 3-0.

The hosts did manage a consolation through Paul Marshall's penalty after James Clarke fouled Jamie Jackson.

The result leaves Neil Aspin's Shaymen winless in four games, while Woking won their first league match since their October 11 victory against Altrincham.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"Seven days ago I was sounding very disappointed in respect of our performance up at Wrexham but I was encouraged by the league game on Wednesday.

"To come up to Halifax and beat them when they're in fourth position and I know people say you've got games in hand, but to give a performance like that was thoroughly deserved."

On Giuseppe Sole: "There's only one man who can take those free-kicks. I've been managing 23 years now and in all that time I've never had a player who does it so regularly in respect to 25 or 30 yard-free-kicks.

"If that would have been an international player like David Beckham or Wayne Rooney we'd be watching it saying 'unbelievable'. That is as good as anything you will see."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 6Ainge
  • 38McGintySubstituted forSchofieldat 46'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 8Marshall
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 19BodenSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutes
  • 12PeniketBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 5Pearson
  • 9Jackson
  • 22Schofield

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2Newton
  • 5McNerney
  • 3Cestor
  • 6J Clarke
  • 14Lewis
  • 7PayneBooked at 51mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 11Betsy
  • 9Rendell
  • 10SoleSubstituted forGoddardat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howe
  • 20Beckles
  • 22Goddard
  • 25Taylor
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,415

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Woking 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Woking 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Post update

    John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

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    Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

  16. Post update

    Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

  20. Post update

    Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.