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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Altrincham

Connor Hughes
Midfielder Hughes claimed his second league goal of the season

A second-half strike from Connor Hughes saw 10-man Halifax leapfrog Altrincham and move out of the National League relegation zone.

Following a goalless first half, James Bolton was sent off after the break for bringing down Damian Reeves.

But, despite having a man less, the hosts took the lead when Hughes found the net from inside the box.

The win means Halifax have moved up to 19th in the table, two points ahead of 21st-placed Alty.

The visitors went close to taking the lead when Halifax defender Jake Hibbs cleared a Josh Ginnelly chance off the line.

Alty also had a chance to equalise late on but Reeves fired wide from inside the box.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2BoltonBooked at 53mins
  • 14BrownSubstituted forHibbsat 26'minutes
  • 6Bencherif
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forMcDonaldat 67'minutes
  • 4James
  • 9Burrow
  • 35Wroe
  • 19FairhurstSubstituted forHughesat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 12Peniket
  • 16Hibbs
  • 24Hughes
  • 40McDonald

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 5Havern
  • 4Moult
  • 3GriffinBooked at 43mins
  • 6Leather
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forPhillipsat 73'minutes
  • 12HeathcoteSubstituted forRankineat 60'minutes
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 10Reeves
  • 8RichmanSubstituted forO'Keefeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 23Williams
  • 24Davis
  • 26Phillips
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
1,747

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jimmy Phillips.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Moult (Altrincham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jimmy Phillips.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Simon Richman.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town).

  18. Post update

    Jimmy Phillips (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Jimmy Phillips replaces James Lawrie.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby372012571314072
4Dover382081069462368
5Braintree381911843261768
6Tranmere4018121054401466
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham391881364451962
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking39148175956350
14Barrow381311145164-1350
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Southport401210184055-1546
17Chester391110185159-843
18Guiseley39914163658-2241
19Halifax371010174969-2040
20Altrincham38911184062-2238
21Torquay38911184167-2638
22Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster39610234063-2328
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