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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town).

  4. Post update

    Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Brian Howard (Eastleigh).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Brian Howard replaces Jai Reason.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  12. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Deon Burton (Eastleigh).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

  20. Post update

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