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HalifaxFC Halifax Town2Notts CountyNotts County4

FC Halifax Town 2-4 Notts County

Mitch Rose
Mitch Rose puts away a penalty for his second goal against Halifax

Kyle Wootton and Mitch Rose both netted second-half braces as Notts County twice fought back from behind to beat stumbling Halifax 4-2.

Wootton struck either side of Rose's fine 60th-minute equaliser and 81st-minute penalty as County earned only their second National League win in eight matches.

Halifax, meanwhile, have now won just once in 10 league games as they slip out of the top seven.

There was little to separate the sides until Halifax took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Michael Duckworth's shot deflected in off team-mate Shawn McCoulsky.

That was McCoulsky's first goal since joining Halifax on a short-term loan deal from Forest Green earlier this month.

However, County drew level four minutes into the second half when on-loan Scunthorpe striker Wootton - a former Halifax loanee - netted his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.

That was the first of three goals in a manic 11-minute spell which saw Jamie Allen restore Halifax's lead in the 57th minute before Rose made it 2-2 soon after with a superb volley.

Rose then hit the bar but the brother of Tottenham and England defender Danny would not be denied as he slotted home from the spot before Wootton added the visitors' fourth late on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Johnson
  • 16HansonSubstituted forCooperat 76'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 4Clarke
  • 7Allen
  • 2DuckworthBooked at 90mins
  • 31Maher
  • 14StauntonBooked at 80mins
  • 5Brown
  • 11Sho-Silva
  • 40McCoulskySubstituted forKingat 61'minutes
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10King
  • 12Appleyard
  • 15McAlinden
  • 17MacDonald
  • 22Cooper

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Fitzsimons
  • 20BrindleySubstituted forKelly-Evansat 78'minutes
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 8Doyle
  • 3McCrory
  • 31Lacey
  • 4RoseBooked at 90minsSubstituted forCrawfordat 90'minutes
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 32ShieldsSubstituted forDennisat 83'minutes
  • 14Wootton
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 9Dennis
  • 16Kelly-Evans
  • 19Bird
  • 22Crawford
  • 30Kean
Referee:
Ben Speedie
Attendance:
2,491

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 4. Kyle Wootton (Notts County).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Tom Crawford replaces Mitch Rose.

  5. Booking

    Mitch Rose (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Booking

    Michael Duckworth (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Booking

    Charlie Cooper (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Kristian Dennis replaces Sean Shields.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 3. Mitch Rose (Notts County) converts the penalty with a.

  10. Booking

    Josh Staunton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Dion Kelly-Evans replaces Richard Brindley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Charlie Cooper replaces Jacob Hanson.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Danny Williams.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Cameron King replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 2. Mitch Rose (Notts County).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Notts County 1. Jamie Allen (FC Halifax Town).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Notts County 1. Kyle Wootton (Notts County).

  18. Second Half

    Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Notts County 0.

  19. Half Time

    First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Notts County 0.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Notts County 0. Shawn McCoulsky (FC Halifax Town).