Scott Spencer's brace saw Halifax return to the play-off places after an easy win over inconsistent Barnet.

The Shaymen took the lead after six minutes as Spencer turned in a parry from Bees keeper Graham Stack, who had initially saved Lee Gregory's effort.

Gregory grabbed his 100th goal for Halifax to put the away side two goals up, heading in Chris Smith's flick.

Spencer's thumping finish made it three before the break before Lois Maynard fired home early on in the second half.

The victory saw Halifax leapfrog Braintree, who had earlier denied league leaders Luton promotion with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road, back into sixth place with a two-point cushion.

Barnet's chances of reaching the play-offs slimmed even further, with the Bees five points off the pace with only three more games left to play.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 03 Johnson Booked
  • 30 Stephens
  • 41 Gjokaj
  • 02 Yiadom Booked
  • 05 Harper (Muggleton - 46' )
  • 04 Weston
  • 08 Byrne
  • 33 Dymond (Marsh-Brown - 26' )
  • 09 Hyde
  • 28 Nurse

Substitutes

  • 42 Muggleton
  • 10 Crawford
  • 06 Saville
  • 20 Vilhete
  • 07 Marsh-Brown

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 20 Maynard
  • 03 McManus
  • 06 Lowe
  • 15 Roberts
  • 23 Smith (Crowther - 82' )
  • 05 Pearson
  • 29 Bolton Booked
  • 18 Marshall (Wilson - 71' )
  • 11 Gregory
  • 40 Spencer (Smith - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Wilson
  • 28 Crowther
  • 17 McReady
  • 07 Smith
  • 12 Senior
Ref: Robert Whitton
Att: 1,683

Match Stats

Shots

5 13

On target

3 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

15 5

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.

90:00 +1:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4.

89:51

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet).

89:51

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

89:25

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

89:25

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

88:49

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

88:49

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

86:59

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

86:59

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

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Crowther replaces Chris Smith.

80:51

Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

77:56

Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

77:56

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

74:16

Hand ball by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

70:59 Substitution

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

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Scott Spencer.

70:10

Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

70:10

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

68:56

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

68:56

Jon Nurse (Barnet) wins a free kick.

67:04

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

67:04

Sam Muggleton (Barnet) wins a free kick.

64:27 Booking

Booking Andy Yiadom (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:19

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

64:19

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

63:41

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

63:41

Sam Muggleton (Barnet) wins a free kick.

61:39

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

61:09

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

60:58

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

58:14

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

57:43

Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

57:14

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

56:22

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

54:39

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

54:39

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

53:53

Corner, Barnet.

52:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 4. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

52:06

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

51:53

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

48:56

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

45:42

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces James Harper.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3.

45:00 +0:49

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

44:46

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

43:33

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

43:33

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

41:31

Offside, Barnet. Jon Nurse tries a through ball, but Jon Nurse is caught offside.

40:39 Booking

Booking Elliot Johnson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:20

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

40:20

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

38:45

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

35:59

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

33:25

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

31:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 3. Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.

30:06

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

30:06

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

29:35

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

29:35

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.

25:36

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

25:36

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

25:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Connor Dymond.

23:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 2. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Bolton with a headed pass.

22:15

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

21:28

Attempt missed. Jon Nurse (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

20:53

Corner, Barnet.

18:12

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

18:12

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

16:44

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14:43 Booking

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

13:58

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

13:58

Jon Nurse (Barnet) wins a free kick.

10:09

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

9:38

Foul by James Harper (Barnet).

9:38

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

9:02

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

8:32

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

8:02

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

7:33

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

5:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Scott Spencer (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

1:20

Corner, Barnet.

1:06

Attempt saved. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:37

Corner, Barnet.

0:27

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Barnet) 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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