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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable doubled Eastleigh's advantage to send them fourth in the Conference

Eastleigh defeated FC Halifax to move into the Conference play-off places with their third win in a row.

The away side made the perfect start when defender Marc Roberts headed Jai Reason's free-kick into his own net.

Striker James Constable doubled the lead after the break when he controlled on his chest and scored with a lobbed finish from a narrow angle.

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Eastleigh boss Richard Hill on the 2-0 win at Halifax.

Halifax came close to scoring but Danny Hattersley's shot was saved and Jack Muldoon fired a volley over the bar.

The win moves Eastleigh up to fourth with just two games left to play.

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill told BBC Radio Solent: "This game we needed to win. We needed to win to put pressure on Woking and Macclesfield.

"We needed to come here tonight and get a least a point. I think you've seen tonight a very professional performance from a group of players that had a desire right from the start to make life difficult, to go and work very hard.

"At times the game was scrappy. The pitch is awful but the players showed desire."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 14WilliamsSubstituted forHattersleyat 65'minutes
  • 36Hatfield
  • 3McManus
  • 4Roberts
  • 2Bolton
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forSchofieldat 82'minutes
  • 8Marshall
  • 33Muldoon
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 22Schofield
  • 40Hattersley

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 16Evans
  • 26Partington
  • 8Stanley
  • 2Spence
  • 25Turley
  • 10ReasonBooked at 89minsSubstituted forHowardat 89'minutes
  • 14Strevens
  • 12Midson
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forBurtonat 72'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 5Beckwith
  • 19Howard
  • 27Pell
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
852

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 2.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brian Howard (Eastleigh).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Brian Howard replaces Jai Reason.

Booking

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Matty Pearson.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Deon Burton (Eastleigh).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

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

Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Spence (Eastleigh).

Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Hattersley replaces Steve Williams.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jack Muldoon tries a through ball, but Jack Muldoon is caught offside.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson tries a through ball, but Jamie Jackson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 2. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jack Muldoon tries a through ball, but Jack Muldoon is caught offside.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Jack Muldoon (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 1.

Foul by Craig McAllister (Eastleigh).

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

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Matty Pearson tries a through ball, but Matty Pearson is caught offside.

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