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FC Halifax Town 2-0 Wrexham

Kingsley James
Kingsley James is a former Chester player

Shaun Tuton and Kingsley James fired Halifax to a second win under new manager Jim Harvey to dent Wrexham's promotion bid.

Wrexham found opening scorer Tuton's pace hard to counter while he and James struck before the break.

Visiting defender Jamal Fyfield was controversially sent off in the dying minutes for a challenge on Tuton.

Halifax remained two places below safety while Gary Mills' Wrexham dropped to 10th in the National League.

Speaking about the defeat and Boxing Day's 1-0 setback against Southport,Wrexham boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "We started the game very well and then defensively for the two goals, just very poor and it changes the game, it lifts them.

"Saturday's performance was our worst. Today we did okay in spells.

"But we can't defend like that. Did we look like scoring in the two games? I don't think we have.

"We've come up against two sides that are on the up and full of themselves and we haven't coped with it."

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 14Brown
  • 35WroeBooked at 85minsSubstituted forHibbsat 88'minutes
  • 3McManus
  • 6Bencherif
  • 15Roberts
  • 4James
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forHughesat 68'minutes
  • 18Tuton
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forMacDonaldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonald
  • 22Clappison
  • 24Hughes

Wrexham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Taylor
  • 4Smith
  • 5HudsonBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWhiteat 67'minutes
  • 15EvansBooked at 58mins
  • 3Newton
  • 6FyfieldBooked at 90mins
  • 11MokeSubstituted forCofieat 61'minutes
  • 10JenningsBooked at 83mins
  • 8VoseSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutes
  • 9Gray
  • 16YorkBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 18White
  • 23Nolan
  • 28Cofie
Referee:
Joseph Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Dismissal

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) is shown the red card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Nicky Wroe.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. John Cofie tries a through ball, but John Cofie is caught offside.

  10. Booking

    Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Booking

    Connor Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

  13. Post update

    Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. James Gray tries a through ball, but James Gray is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town).

  16. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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