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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Forest Green Rovers

Elliott Frear
Elliott Frear has scored six goals in 35 appearances for Forest Green Rovers this season

Goals from Jon Parkin and Elliott Frear helped promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers end Halifax Town's 13-match unbeaten run in the National League.

Jordan Burrow tripped James Jennings in the Town box, and Parkin put the visitors ahead from the rebound after his penalty was saved by Sam Johnson.

Frear made it 2-0 before the break when he fired in Keanu Marsh-Brown's cross.

Darren Carter's shot hit the bar for Rovers in the second half, while Halifax struggled to create chances.

Forest Green assistant Jamie Day told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"They were on a good run of games - 13 unbeaten - so we knew it was going to be a tough match, but I thought the boys dug in today and showed quality when needed and fully deserved the win.

"The way Cheltenham are playing as well, we need to keep winning games.

"We've had two really good runs during the course of the season and we want to keep it going."

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 5-4-1

  • 23Johnson
  • 15Roberts
  • 2Bolton
  • 6BencherifSubstituted forHughesat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14BrownBooked at 87mins
  • 3McManus
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forFairhurstat 62'minutes
  • 35Wroe
  • 9Burrow
  • 4James
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forPeniketat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 12Peniket
  • 16Hibbs
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 24Hughes

Forest Green

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 16Racine
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 3Jennings
  • 2Pipe
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forWilliamsat 90'minutes
  • 4Clough
  • 20ParkinBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
  • 24Carter
  • 11FrearSubstituted forGuthrieat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Cooper
  • 26Williams
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,329

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town).

  4. Booking

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

    Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Rob Sinclair.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Booking

    Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Hamza Bencherif.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Elliott Frear.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Jon Parkin.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

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