National League
Halifax3Eastleigh3

FC Halifax Town 3-3 Eastleigh

Halifax salvaged a late draw with Eastleigh in a crazy match that saw both sides go down to 10 men after having their goalkeepers sent off.

Eastleigh took a shock lead as Sam Matthews' inswinging corner flew straight into the net and substitute Chris Zebroski then made it 2-0 to the visitors in the 22nd minute, before Scott McManus pulled one back from the penalty spot for Halifax.

Halifax keeper Sam Johnson saw red after picking up a second yellow for a rash challenge outside the box after 58 minutes, with Simon Heslop then seemingly making it easy for the visitors at 3-1 with 27 minutes remaining and an extra man.

Tom Denton pulled another one back for Halifax, before the visitors' goalkeeper Ross Flitney also saw red after being issued a second yellow.

Hull loanee Daniel Batty grabbed the all-important equaliser in stoppage time to level the topsy-turvy encounter.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1JohnsonBooked at 58mins
  • 36ClackstoneSubstituted forWaringat 83'minutes
  • 11McManusBooked at 40mins
  • 8HotteSubstituted forBattyat 78'minutes
  • 3Wilde
  • 5Brown
  • 16MorganSubstituted forNicholsonat 59'minutes
  • 20Hibbs
  • 15MacDonald
  • 9Denton
  • 18ClarkeBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 2Moyo
  • 13Nicholson
  • 35Middleton
  • 37Batty
  • 38Waring

Eastleigh

  • 13FlitneyBooked at 74mins
  • 2Hoyte
  • 12Heslop
  • 22Boyce
  • 9McCallumSubstituted forMcAllisterat 68'minutes
  • 24MileyBooked at 72mins
  • 10YeatesBooked at 90mins
  • 25WilliamsonSubstituted forZebroskiat 19'minutes
  • 30ShawBooked at 86mins
  • 27HoweBooked at 81mins
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forObileyeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Constable
  • 11Zebroski
  • 15Obileye
  • 17Hudson-Odoi
  • 18McAllister
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,407

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Eastleigh 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Eastleigh 3.

Booking

Mark Yeates (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Eastleigh 3. Daniel Batty (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Frazer Shaw (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. George Waring replaces Josh Clackstone.

Booking

Callum Howe (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Daniel Batty replaces Nathan Hotte.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Sam Matthews.

Dismissal

Ross Flitney (Eastleigh) is shown the red card.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Eastleigh 3. Tom Denton (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Cavanagh Miley (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Paul McCallum.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Eastleigh 3. Simon Heslop (Eastleigh).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Thomas Nicholson replaces Adam Morgan.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Sam Johnson (FC Halifax Town) for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Eastleigh 2. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 2. Chris Zebroski (Eastleigh).

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Chris Zebroski replaces Ben Williamson.

Booking

Ross Flitney (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Sam Johnson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Eastleigh 1. Sam Matthews (Eastleigh).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United2211653125639
2Wrexham2211652014639
3Macclesfield2211562421338
4Dag & Red22107537251237
5Dover22107527151237
6Aldershot21106535241136
7Boreham Wood2298533221135
8Bromley21105633231035
9Woking2210392930-133
10Maidstone United219662527-233
11Tranmere228772518731
12Ebbsfleet2271052924531
13Hartlepool228772322131
14Maidenhead United227963232030
15Gateshead227872721629
16Fylde207763227528
17Halifax226882431-726
18Eastleigh2251072730-325
19Barrow2257102731-422
20Leyton Orient2256112739-1221
21Chester2239102136-1518
22Torquay2245132134-1317
23Guiseley2138101936-1717
24Solihull Moors2234152041-2113
View full National League table

Top Stories