Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Kings Lynn Town 0.
Halifax moved into second place in the National League with victory over struggling King's Lynn.
A fourth victory in five matches was secured courtesy of second-half goals from Matty Warburton and Jack Vale as the hosts moved level on points with leaders Chesterfield, who have a superior goal difference and a game in hand.
Second-bottom King's Lynn, who secured their first win at the weekend to end a run of eight successive defeats, remain without an away victory since 2 October.
Despite dominating the first half Halifax went in at the break goalless with the best two chances falling to Munashe Sundire, who glanced one header just wide and had another shot saved by the feet of goalkeeper Paul Jones.
The pressure continued early in the second half with Warburton's volley beating Jones but being blocked on the line.
However, the 29-year-old made it back-to-back goalscoring games with a low shot to beat Jones after 63 minutes, with on-loan Blackburn striker Vale capitalising on a back-pass to add the second in added time.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 17SpenceSubstituted forSummerfieldat 64'minutes
- 11WatersSubstituted forWoodsat 75'minutes
- 24NewbySubstituted forValeat 64'minutes
- 14LintonSubstituted forRasberryat 81'minutes
- 20BarrettSubstituted forCharlesat 70'minutes
- 18SundireSubstituted forGyasiat 90'minutes
- Jacob Miles
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Kings Lynn Town 0.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Kings Lynn Town 0. Jack Vale (FC Halifax Town).
Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Michael Gyasi replaces Munashe Sundire.
Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Mitchell Rasberry replaces Malachi Linton.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Martin Woods replaces Billy Waters.
Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Ken Charles replaces Josh Barrett.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Vale replaces Elliot Newby.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Kian Spence.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Kings Lynn Town 0. Matthew Warburton (FC Halifax Town).
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Kings Lynn Town 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Kings Lynn Town 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.