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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Halifax picked up back-to-back Conference Premier wins with a narrow victory over 10-man Forest Green.

The hosts took the lead midway through the first half as Marc Roberts headed in Adam Smith's corner from six yards.

Matt Glennon tipped Anthony Barry's effort around the post before denying James Norwood from the resulting corner to keep the Shaymen's lead intact.

Rovers then saw Paul Green dismissed for serious foul play after a challenge on Paul Marshall on 64 minutes.

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Dave Kevan

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Post-match: Forest Green's Kevan

Forest Green Rovers assistant manager Dave Kevan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We look a little bit more solid at the moment, but we're not taking any chances and we're not probably creating as many as we'd like either.

"I think we got a little bit impatient and tried to force things a little during the second half. Arguably we probably had some better opportunities in the second half but we certainly controlled the game in the first.

"We feel we can play better, but today we felt comfortable and all that was lacking was that final pass or that final foot on goal."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 5Pearson
  • 20Maynard
  • 22Ainge
  • 3McManus
  • 10Gardner
  • 18Marshall
  • 7SmithSubstituted forWorthingtonat 74'minutes
  • 36IronsideSubstituted forHolsgroveat 59'minutes
  • 14Wilson

Substitutes

  • 16Worthington
  • 35Anderson
  • 12Senior
  • 37Love
  • 19Holsgrove

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 22GreenBooked at 66mins
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 6Bennett
  • 16Racine
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 24Kelly
  • 23Barry
  • 18Barnes-HomerSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forStycheat 83'minutes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forAlabiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Styche
  • 14Taylor
  • 29Alabi
  • 28McHugh
  • 15Oshodi
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,262

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Alabi replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Daniel Wright.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt blocked. Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Worthington replaces Adam Smith.

Attempt missed. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Dismissal

Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Foul by Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Joe Ironside.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

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

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