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FC Halifax Town 4-0 Chester

A stunning first-half powered Halifax to a thumping of Chester in the National League.

Tom Denton headed the hosts into an early lead after Reece Hall-Johnson had cleared Danny Clarke's drive off the line.

Scott Garner was denied a second when his shot was deflected against Denton on the line in an offside position. Denton then narrowly avoided an own goal when he deflected Lucas Dawson's free-kick just wide.

Scott McManus doubled the lead after Denton caused problems from Clarke's ball in and Clarke nodded in the third from Josh MacDonald's cross.

Amazingly, MacDonald made it four before the interval with his first goal for the club and could even have had another in stoppage time.

Unsurprisingly, the second half was quieter but there were chances at either end just after the hour, Jordan Gough blocking man of the match MacDonald's effort before home keeper Sam Johnson saved from substitute Harry White.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2MoyoBooked at 89mins
  • 3Wilde
  • 5Brown
  • 11McManus
  • 6Garner
  • 18ClarkeSubstituted forOliverat 88'minutes
  • 20Hibbs
  • 9DentonSubstituted forWaringat 90+1'minutes
  • 15MacDonaldSubstituted forTomlinsonat 75'minutes
  • 22CollinsBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 10Oliver
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 38Waring
  • 39Duckworth

Chester

  • 28Hornby
  • 31Gough
  • 5McCombe
  • 17Dawson
  • 18Jones
  • 6Astles
  • 4JamesSubstituted forWhiteat 46'minutes
  • 36Udoh
  • 29Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forMahonat 46'minutes
  • 21ShawBooked at 17mins
  • 20Akintunde

Substitutes

  • 2Halls
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7Mahon
  • 9White
  • 10Hannah
Referee:
Glen Hart
Attendance:
2,040

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. George Waring replaces Tom Denton.

Booking

Cliff Moyo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Oliver replaces Danny Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Josh MacDonald.

Booking

Michael Collins (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces Kingsley James.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 4, Chester FC 0. Josh MacDonald (FC Halifax Town).

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Chester FC 0. Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town).

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Chester FC 0. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Chester FC 0. Tom Denton (FC Halifax Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield2513663124745
2Wrexham2512762318543
3Dover25119533171642
4Sutton United2512673532342
5Aldershot25118638261241
6Dag & Red24117639271240
7Boreham Wood24109534221239
8Bromley2510874032838
9Tranmere24107731191237
10Ebbsfleet2481153425935
11Maidenhead United2581073435-134
12Maidstone United239772529-434
13Woking23103103032-233
14Halifax258892932-332
15Hartlepool2587102530-531
16Gateshead237972822630
17Fylde227873329429
18Eastleigh2561183337-429
19Barrow2577113033-328
20Leyton Orient2576123341-827
21Chester2449112240-1821
22Torquay2547142238-1619
23Guiseley2339112041-2118
24Solihull Moors2545162142-2117
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