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AFC Telford United 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Matt Pearson's second-half goal against AFC Telford helped Halifax Town move to sixth place in the Conference.

Pearson struck after Marc Roberts found him with a backheel pass as both sides scrambled to get on the end of a Danny Schofield corner.

Bucks goalkeeper Freddy Hall made a fine double save, foiling Richard Peniket before keeping Scott Boden out.

Tony Gray went close to rescuing a point for the Conference's bottom side, heading against the bar late on.

Victory moves Halifax to within one point of the play-off places and sees them leapfrog Eastleigh in the table following their 1-0 defeat by Grimsby Town.

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 23Disney
  • 4Byrne
  • 6GroganBooked at 84mins
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 9Farrell
  • 20Poku
  • 22ReaSubstituted forVentreat 10'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 21ToddBooked at 41minsSubstituted forOwensat 71'minutes
  • 18SmithSubstituted forHancockat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Gray

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 14Hancock
  • 15Owens
  • 24Ventre
  • 26Matthews

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 14Williams
  • 3McManus
  • 22Schofield
  • 5Pearson
  • 36Hatfield
  • 7SmithSubstituted forBodenat 11'minutes
  • 12Peniket
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forMarshallat 46'minutesSubstituted forHillhouseat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 8Marshall
  • 19Boden
  • 34Killock
  • 35Hillhouse
Referee:
Richard Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Attempt saved. Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Josh Hancock replaces Sam Smith.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) hits the woodwork with a header from a difficult angle on the left.

Attempt saved. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

Sam Hillhouse (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

John Disney (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sam Hillhouse replaces Paul Marshall because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

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

Attempt missed. Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben McLaughlin.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Owens replaces Andy Todd.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben McLaughlin (AFC Telford United).

Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ben McLaughlin (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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