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Lincoln CityLincoln City0HalifaxFC Halifax Town1

Lincoln City 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Sam Walker's strike was enough to see FC Halifax to a narrow Boxing Day win at Lincoln City.

It gave Jim Harvey victory in his first game in permanent charge of Halifax.

The Imps were unlucky not to take the lead as both Jack Muldoon and Matt Rhead saw efforts kept out by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnson.

Walker, having had a free-kick saved in the first half, drilled the ball into the net with 20 minutes remaining following Hamza Bencherif's header.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 64mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 21SparrowBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPowerat 80'minutes
  • 3Tempest
  • 26Howe
  • 7Muldoon
  • 9RheadBooked at 45mins
  • 24ReidSubstituted forBlissettat 81'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 12Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 8Power
  • 13Grant
  • 15Everington
  • 23Brown
  • 29Blissett

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 4James
  • 3McManusBooked at 57mins
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forClappisonat 78'minutes
  • 35WroeBooked at 80mins
  • 24HughesSubstituted forMcDonaldat 74'minutes
  • 18TutonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonald
  • 22Clappison
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
3,558

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Shaun Tuton.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Callum Howe (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Greg Tempest (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Blissett replaces Craig Reid.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Matt Sparrow.