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Braintree Town 0-2 FC Halifax Town

Jonathan Edwards and Nathan Clarke scored the goals as Halifax opened their National League season with a win at Braintree.

Halifax keeper Sam Johnson made a fine save on the half-hour when a cross by the home side was deflected towards goal by a visiting defender.

Home keeper Ben Killip then made a superb diving save to deny Dayle Southwell whose half-volley came close to breaking the deadlock five minutes before the break.

Killip made an acrobatic stop but could do little when Edwards headed in from a corner.

Clarke made it 2-0 to Halifax when he headed into the top corner of the Braintree goal from Ben Tomlinson's corner, wrapping up a comfortable win for his side.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barrow11003033
2Gateshead11003123
3Halifax11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Solihull Moors11002113
6Boreham Wood11001013
7Chesterfield11001013
8Wrexham11001013
9Harrogate10102201
10Sutton United10102201
11Hartlepool10101101
12Leyton Orient10101101
13Maidstone United10101101
14Salford10101101
15Aldershot10100001
16Barnet10100001
17Bromley100112-10
18Eastleigh100112-10
19Dag & Red100101-10
20Dover100101-10
21Ebbsfleet100101-10
22Maidenhead United100113-20
23Braintree100102-20
24Havant & Waterlooville100103-30
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