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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Halifax Town moved out of the relegation zone with an important win over second-placed Forest Green Rovers.

James Kingsley and Jake Hibbs fashioned early chances for Halifax before Richard Peniket forced Rovers goalkeeper Steve Arnold into a save.

Marcus Kelly had a goal ruled out for offside for play-off bound Rovers, who are now without a win in seven games.

Shaquille McDonald fired home to earn a vital three points as the Shaymen moved past Guiseley into 20th place.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettSubstituted forJenningsat 45+3'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Moore
  • 10Kelly
  • 27JeffordBooked at 80mins
  • 4Clough
  • 7JeffreySubstituted forFrearat 45+10'minutes
  • 8WedgburySubstituted forPipeat 39'minutes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 26Williams
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 3Jennings
  • 9Marsh-Brown
  • 11Frear
  • 25Eve

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 6BencherifSubstituted forMcDonaldat 38'minutes
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 35Wroe
  • 16Hibbs
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forHattersleyat 69'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forHughesat 45+7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 7Hattersley
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 24Hughes
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,942

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Booking

James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Jennings (Forest Green Rovers).

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Wroe.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

Ben Jefford (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Jefford (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Shaquille McDonald (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Burrow with a headed pass.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Hattersley replaces Josh MacDonald.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Ben Jefford (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Foul by Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Brett Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town).

Ben Jefford (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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