National League
TelfordAFC Telford United0HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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