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FC Halifax Town 1-0 Dover Athletic

Matty Kosylo's goal against bottom club Dover Athletic earned FC Halifax Town their first National League victory since August.

The Shaymen had taken seven points from 12 games since last winning against Gateshead, while their visitors have just two league wins all season and none away from home.

Kosylo put Halifax in front six minutes before half-time and they almost had a second when Dayle Southwell was denied by the crossbar.

Kosylo and Southwell continued to threaten in the second half, though Halifax needed some good saves by Sam Johnson and a goal-line clearance from Nathan Clarke to preserve their lead and secure all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Johnson
  • 4Clarke
  • 5Brown
  • 40Hanson
  • 31Maher
  • 6StauntonBooked at 34mins
  • 39Skarz
  • 8KingSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 88'minutes
  • 7Kosylo
  • 9SouthwellSubstituted forEdwardsat 82'minutes
  • 11OdelusiBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPrestonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sellers
  • 10Edwards
  • 19Preston
  • 21Rowley
  • 22Leacock-McLeod

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 5Lokko
  • 27Lewis
  • 28Debayo
  • 8Brundle
  • 23GomisSubstituted forNorteyat 66'minutes
  • 29Taylor
  • 30ReasonSubstituted forDiarraat 84'minutes
  • 10Allen
  • 12Effiong

Substitutes

  • 4Diarra
  • 15Adebowale
  • 18Nortey
  • 31Worgan
  • 32Huckle
Referee:
Rebecca Welch
Attendance:
1,356

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Cameron King.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moussa Diarra replaces Jai Reason.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Edwards replaces Dayle Southwell.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nortei Nortey replaces Gomis.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jordan Preston replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

  8. Second Half

    Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  9. Half Time

    First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Booking

    Sanmi Odelusi (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Booking

    Josh Staunton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  14. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient20127140132743
2Salford20126241172442
3Wrexham20126228121642
4Solihull Moors20123529181139
5Harrogate19107238221637
6Fylde2098331121935
7Sutton United199732520534
8Gateshead2010372517833
9Eastleigh209472021-131
10Boreham Wood207762222028
11Hartlepool197752022-228
12Halifax206772021-125
13Barnet187471822-425
14Ebbsfleet206682123-224
15Aldershot2073101931-1224
16Bromley206593034-423
17Barrow2063112229-721
18Maidstone United2054111626-1019
19Chesterfield203981622-618
20Havant & Waterlooville2046102735-818
21Dag & Red2053121827-918
22Maidenhead United1952122041-2117
23Braintree2034131735-1813
24Dover2025131839-2111
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