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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

James Norwood
James Norwood was shown the third red card of his professional career

Halifax moved up to seventh in the Conference as Forest Green's James Norwood missed a penalty and was sent off in the space of three minutes.

Scott Boden had scored the game's only goal after five minutes, finishing a Ross Dyer through ball.

Kurtis Guthrie missed a trio of chances before Norwood's 82nd-minute spot-kick was saved by Matt Glennon after Scott McManus had fouled Guthrie.

And Norwood was red carded moments later for a tackle on Lois Maynard.

There was further drama after the final whistle when both teams clashed on the sidelines, and Forest Green duo Eddie Oshodi and Dale Bennett were given red cards in the tunnel.

Halifax are just a point outside the play-offs, with Rovers a point further back as their four-game unbeaten run came to an end.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 4Roberts
  • 6Ainge
  • 3McManus
  • 20MaynardBooked at 34mins
  • 36HatfieldBooked at 70mins
  • 8Marshall
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSchofieldat 53'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forJacksonat 89'minutes
  • 10DyerSubstituted forBoltonat 65'minutes


  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Peniket
  • 22Schofield

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 15OshodiBooked at 82mins
  • 26Coles
  • 10Kelly
  • 7NorwoodBooked at 83mins
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forKamdjoat 81'minutes
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin
  • 17Guthrie


  • 3Stokes
  • 5Oliver
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 21White
  • 29McGrory
Steven Rushton

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Scott Boden.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Post update

    Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Dismissal

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

    Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Rob Sinclair.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Penalty saved! James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.