National League
Halifax1Forest Green0

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

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