Match ends, AFC Fylde 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
AFC Fylde 2-0 FC Halifax Town
AFC Fylde breathed new life into their play-off push in the National League with a home win against FC Halifax.
A draw with Hartlepool and defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge had been blows to Fylde's top-seven prospects, but goals from Jonny Smith and James Hardy secured three valuable points at Mill Farm.
Jack Muldoon hit the post twice for Fylde who were dominant and richly deserved to come out on top.
They are eighth, now just two points behind Dover.
Smith broke the deadlock in the 47th minute thanks to a little good fortune, as his cross from the left evaded everyone and finished up in the Halifax net.
Hardy drove home the advantage in the 54th minute when he rifled a low shot beyond goalkeeper Sam Johnson.
Fylde pushed for a third goal and Lewis Montrose threatened with a header that Johnson did well to keep out.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6BondBooked at 59mins
- 3Francis-AngolSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
- 7HardySubstituted forTasdemirat 77'minutes
- 9RoweSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes
- 5BrownBooked at 3mins
- 7KosyloSubstituted forHibbsat 11'minutesBooked at 73mins
- 33Fondop-TalomSubstituted forTutonat 62'minutes
- Karl Evans
Second Half ends, AFC Fylde 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Henry Jones replaces Danny L. Rowe.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Jason Taylor replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Serhat Tasdemir replaces James Hardy.
Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaun Tuton replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.
Andy Bond (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! AFC Fylde 2, FC Halifax Town 0. James Hardy (AFC Fylde).
Goal! AFC Fylde 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Johnny Smith (AFC Fylde).
Second Half begins AFC Fylde 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, AFC Fylde 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Matthew Kosylo.
Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.