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AldershotAldershot Town1HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Aldershot Town 1-1 FC Halifax Town

Richard Peniket scored FC Halifax's first goal in over five hours as they drew with Aldershot.

The hosts dominated early on and took the lead when Antonio German bundled in from close range.

The Shaymen pulled themselves level when Peniket latched onto Adam Smith's cross to head a sixth of the season.

The visitors almost stole all three points late on to boost hopes of a late season play-off push, but Marc Roberts headed against a post.

FC Halifax are eight points outside the top five in seventh, moving up one place, while Aldershot stay 18th.

Aldershot Town caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"Credit to Halifax, they're big, strong and well-organised. They're a top eight team and I think they've got three or four games in hand so they might go into the top two.

"They kept going and going and put us under the pressure but credit to my boys once again.

"I think we are happy and disappointed in the dressing room, I think we've come a long way in a short space of time. If you said to us a month ago we would've got a point against Halifax we would've taken it.

"We knew how dangerous they were on set pieces because they are a big, strong physical side and we talked about that before the game. We hung on and got a vital point."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Smith
  • 3McGinty
  • 5Wilson
  • 15EastBooked at 64mins
  • 6Barker
  • 7Hatton
  • 14RobertsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMolesleyat 72'minutes
  • 19Stevenson
  • 23German
  • 10PlummerSubstituted forRichardsat 51'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forScottat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 8Molesley
  • 11Scott
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Richards

Halifax

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 4Roberts
  • 7Smith
  • 3McManusBooked at 14mins
  • 23Hutchison
  • 5Pearson
  • 22SchofieldSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutesBooked at 46mins
  • 8MarshallBooked at 90mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 12Peniket

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 9Jackson
  • 15Roberts
  • 19Boden
  • 36Hatfield
Referee:
Adam Hopkins
Attendance:
1,167

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antonio German (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

  6. Post update

    Danny East (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

  8. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Brett Williams.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Smith.

  11. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Graham Hutchison (FC Halifax Town).

  15. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Graham Hutchison (FC Halifax Town).

  17. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  20. Post update

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