Lee Gregory scored a first-half hat-trick to hand Halifax a comfortable win over visitors Welling.

Gregory headed in an early opener from an Adam Smith cross and followed it up with a superb overhead kick.

The hat-trick was complete after he tapped in a driven Dan Gardner cross from close range,

Welling's misery was capped off when Kutris Guthrie saw his penalty parried away by Matt Glennon after Ryan Toulson had clattered into Loick Pires.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 20 Maynard
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 02 Toulson
  • 15 Roberts
  • 06 Lowe
  • 03 McManus
  • 22 Ainge
  • 07 Smith (Marshall - 74' )
  • 10 Gardner (McReady - 59' )
  • 11 Gregory (Holsgrove - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Senior
  • 17 McReady
  • 23 Johnson
  • 18 Marshall
  • 19 Holsgrove

Welling United

  • 18 Butcher
  • 26 Cargill
  • 14 Hudson Booked
  • 05 Franks
  • 08 Clarke
  • 27 Day
  • 33 Healy
  • 04 Gallagher
  • 02 Fazackerley
  • 09 Guthrie
  • 11 Pires (Hughes-Mason - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Griffin
  • 20 Come
  • 13 Turner
  • 07 Hughes-Mason
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 1,345

Match Stats

Shots

9 5

On target

7 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.

83:35

Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

83:35

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

82:51

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

82:37

Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

81:26

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove tries a through ball, but Kevin Holsgrove is caught offside.

80:38

Corner, Welling United.

80:28

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

79:00

Corner, Welling United.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Paul Marshall replaces Adam Smith.

73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Lee Gregory.

72:39

Attempt saved. John McReady (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

71:20

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

71:20

Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick.

69:04

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

69:04

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Kiernan Hughes-Mason replaces Loick Pires.

65:37

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64:08

Hand ball by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

61:39

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

58:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. John McReady replaces Dan Gardner.

58:09

Foul by Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town).

58:09

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

57:22

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

55:17

Corner, Welling United.

54:12

Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).

54:12

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

53:40 Booking

Booking Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:30

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

53:30

Jamie Day (Welling United) wins a free kick.

52:41

Attempt missed. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51:49

Corner, Welling United.

50:07

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

50:07

Loick Pires (Welling United) wins a free kick.

49:00

Attempt missed. Loick Pires (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Day.

48:45

Corner, Welling United.

48:10

Corner, Welling United.

47:35

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

47:35

Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.

45:00 +3:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0.

45:00 +2:54

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

45:00 +2:22

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

43:58

Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

43:58

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

42:31

Penalty saved! (Welling United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.

42:26

Penalty conceded by Ryan Toulson (FC Halifax Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

42:26

Penalty Welling United. Loick Pires draws a foul in the penalty area.

41:53

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

41:53

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.

40:50

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

40:16

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

40:16

Loick Pires (Welling United) wins a free kick.

37:30

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

37:30

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

35:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Welling United 0. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

34:33

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

34:33

Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

32:13

Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).

32:13

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

29:12

Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

29:12

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

25:42

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

24:39

Attempt missed. Lee Clarke (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

23:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Welling United 0. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

22:59

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

22:59

Jamie Day (Welling United) wins a free kick.

21:47

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

20:16

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

20:16

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

19:18

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

19:18

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

17:28

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

17:28

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

11:50 Booking

Booking Blaine Hudson (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:35

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

11:35

Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

10:46

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:40

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

8:40

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

6:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Welling United 0. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

2:57

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

2:28

Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

2:28

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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