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FC Halifax Town 3-2 Lincoln City

Steve Williams
Williams joined FC Halifax from Macclesfield in the summer

FC Halifax continued their 100% start with victory over 10-man Lincoln.

Hamza Bencherif charged down a clearance to give the Imps the lead in fortuitous circumstances.

Marc Roberts forced in an Adam Smith cross to level and Scott Boden put the hosts ahead from 12 yards after Arnaud Mendy was deemed to have handled.

Ben Tomlinson equalised for Lincoln from the spot after he was fouled by James Bolton before Bencherif was sent off and Steve Williams won it.

The centre-half scrambled home after City goalkeeper Nick Townsend dropped a Danny Schofield corner in front of the former Bradford City and Macclesfield man.

The Shaymen's fifth successive win means they now top the Conference by three points, while Lincoln, beaten for the first time this season, are fifth.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 3McManus
  • 2BoltonBooked at 49mins
  • 14Williams
  • 4Roberts
  • 20Maynard
  • 8MarshallSubstituted forJacksonat 68'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSchofieldat 53'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 12Peniket

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 9Jackson
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Schofield

Lincoln City

  • 26Townsend
  • 6DiagneBooked at 86mins
  • 17Caprice
  • 3NewtonBooked at 90mins
  • 23Brown
  • 8PowerSubstituted forMarshallat 78'minutes
  • 5BencherifBooked at 65mins
  • 14NolanSubstituted forLedshamat 78'minutes
  • 12MendyBooked at 74mins
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 13mins
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forKabbaat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 7Kabba
  • 10Ledsham
  • 16Robinson
  • 22Marshall
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,369

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 2.

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

Booking

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Sahr Kabba replaces Jordan Burrow.

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Karl Ledsham replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall replaces Alan Power.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 2. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Jackson with a cross.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

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

Booking

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

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

Offside, Lincoln City. Tony Diagne tries a through ball, but Tony Diagne is caught offside.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Paul Marshall.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) for a bad foul.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

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

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Power with a cross.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

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