Halifax won their sixth game out of the last seven with a narrow 1-0 victory at play-off rivals Nuneaton Town.

Louis Moult nearly put the home side into an early lead with a 25-yard effort, but Matt Glennon saved well in a tight first half.

The game looked to be heading for an entertaining draw until Chris Smith scored late on from six yards, in what was his first start for the club.

The result improves Halifax's play-off hopes as they move into fifth place.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 21 Cranston Booked
  • 20 Trainer
  • 13 Sleath (Walker - 70' )
  • 11 Streete
  • 07 Armson
  • 26 Hibbert
  • 10 Brown
  • 09 Moult (York - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Pearson
  • 08 Adams
  • 16 York
  • 06 Walker
  • 15 Gordon

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 05 Pearson
  • 03 McManus Booked
  • 20 Maynard
  • 06 Lowe
  • 29 Bolton
  • 23 Smith
  • 28 Crowther Booked
  • 18 Marshall (Wilson - 46' )
  • 31 Jackson (Spencer - 64' )
  • 11 Gregory

Substitutes

  • 40 Spencer
  • 16 Worthington
  • 17 McReady
  • 12 Senior
  • 14 Wilson
Ref: Lee Swabey
Att: 1,041

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

3 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

18 16

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

90:00 +1:58

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89:29

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

89:29

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

85:38

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

85:38

Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

84:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Wilson with a cross.

83:25

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

82:53

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

81:38 Booking

Booking Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:58

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town).

80:58

Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

79:16

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

79:16

Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

77:53

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

77:53

Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

75:49 Booking

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

75:31

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

75:31

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

74:38

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

74:38

Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

73:40

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73:08

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

72:19

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

71:53

Attempt blocked. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

71:36

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

69:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Wes York replaces Louis Moult.

69:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces Danny Sleath.

68:47

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

68:47

James Belshaw (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

68:24

Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

68:24

Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

67:40

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

67:14

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

66:57

Attempt saved. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson.

66:30

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

66:02

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

66:02

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

65:22

Attempt blocked. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:56

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

63:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott Spencer replaces Marlon Jackson.

62:41

Foul by Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town).

62:41

Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

61:02

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

60:34

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

60:01

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

60:01

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

58:14 Booking

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

57:47

Foul by Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town).

57:47

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

56:57

Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

56:57

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

56:17

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

53:32

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson tries a through ball, but Josh Wilson is caught offside.

52:56

Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

52:56

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

52:35

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

51:24

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

50:52

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

49:01

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

49:01

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

47:20

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

45:42

Hand ball by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Paul Marshall.

45:00

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

44:57

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

43:45

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

43:45

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

43:02

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

43:02

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

42:13

Hand ball by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

41:25

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

41:25

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

40:18

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

40:18

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

39:50

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

38:43

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

38:43

Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

38:09

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

37:39

Attempt blocked. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

37:14

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:20

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

35:34

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

35:34

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

34:20

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

34:20

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

33:13

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

32:19

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

32:19

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

31:22

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

30:51

Attempt blocked. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

30:25

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

29:30

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

28:05

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

28:05

Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

26:39

Hand ball by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

23:58

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

23:58

Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

23:37

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

23:37

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

20:05

Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

20:05

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

19:15

Foul by Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town).

19:15

Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

16:14

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson tries a through ball, but Marlon Jackson is caught offside.

15:31

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ryan Crowther with a cross.

14:49

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by James Armson.

14:19

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

13:55

Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:28

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

13:28

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

11:00

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

9:48

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Sleath with a cross.

5:27

Foul by Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

5:27

Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

5:00

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Paul Marshall tries a through ball, but Paul Marshall is caught offside.

4:38

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

3:34

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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