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FC Halifax Town 3-6 Braintree Town

Michael Cheek
Michael Cheek's treble has taken his tally for the season to eight goals

Michael Cheek hit a hat-trick as Braintree won an incredible nine-goal game at bottom-of the-table FC Halifax.

Alex Woodyard's 30-yard effort put Town ahead and although Jordan Burrow's shot levelled matters, two Cheek strikes and a Kenny Davis penalty put the visitors in control at 4-1.

Shaun Tuton's 12-yard shot and fine volley gave the hosts hope at 4-3 down.

But Cheek's fierce volley sealed his treble and Sammie Szmodics lobbed a sixth to end the scoring on 57 minutes.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2BoltonBooked at 80mins
  • 32O'Brien
  • 35Wroe
  • 3McManus
  • 34Brown
  • 36Sadlier
  • 4James
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forMacDonaldat 67'minutes
  • 18Tuton
  • 9Burrow

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonald
  • 33Miller

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7Brundle
  • 2Clerima
  • 8Davis
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forFryat 46'minutes
  • 5Paine
  • 4Isaac
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMilesat 71'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMarksat 74'minutes
  • 28Szmodics

Substitutes

  • 6Fry
  • 9Marks
  • 12Sekajja
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,065

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 6.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Shaun Tuton tries a through ball, but Shaun Tuton is caught offside.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Shaun Tuton tries a through ball, but Shaun Tuton is caught offside.

Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Booking

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Matt Fry (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Offside, Braintree Town. Sammie Szmodics tries a through ball, but Sammie Szmodics is caught offside.

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Dan Sparkes.

Attempt saved. Keil O'Brien (FC Halifax Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Nicky Wroe.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Samuel Walker because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Keil O'Brien (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

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

Attempt saved. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 6. Sammie Szmodics (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Samuel Walker (FC Halifax Town).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 5. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Samuel Walker (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Kieran Sadlier (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Matt Fry replaces Sam Habergham.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 4.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Braintree Town 4.

Attempt missed. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Sparkes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

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