National League
HalifaxFC Halifax Town3DoverDover Athletic2

FC Halifax Town 3-2 Dover Athletic

Halifax players celebrate
Lois Maynard has scored nine times or Halifax this season

Halifax held on to record a third successive league win to edge nearer the play-off places.

The home side were 2-0 up inside 20 minutes as Lois Maynard fired home his ninth goal of the season and Richard Peniket's left-footer doubled the lead.

Mid-table Dover hit back as midfielder Tom Murphy found the bottom corner 11 minutes before the break.

Substitute Jamie Jackson made it 3-1 from 20 yards after 66 minutes but Dan Holman's strike made it a tense finish.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 4Roberts
  • 34Killock
  • 3McManus
  • 7SmithSubstituted forHatfieldat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 89mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Schofield
  • 12Peniket
  • 40HattersleySubstituted forJacksonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 9Jackson
  • 19Boden
  • 33Muldoon
  • 36Hatfield

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 15Francis
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forHolmanat 72'minutes
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forKinnearat 79'minutes
  • 28TaiwoSubstituted forCoganat 72'minutes
  • 10Murphy
  • 31Poole

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 4Kinnear
  • 11Cogan
  • 21Mekki
  • 26Holman
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,151

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamDover
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2.

  3. Booking

    Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield tries a through ball, but Danny Schofield is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Sean Francis tries a through ball, but Sean Francis is caught offside.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Booking

    Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  10. Post update

    Dan Holman (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  14. Post update

    Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces Ricky Modeste because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Dover Athletic 2. Dan Holman (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Murphy.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

  19. Post update

    Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Solomon Taiwo.