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FC Halifax Town 1-1 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool missed the chance to close the gap on National League leaders Torquay after they were held to a draw at Halifax.

The visitors opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Mark Shelton fired in from the edge of the area after a smartly-worked short corner.

United came within inches of levelling the match, but Jack Earing's strike hit a post.

Hartlepool thought they had doubled the lead five minutes after the break, only for Luke Armstrong to be denied from close range by goalkeeper Sam Johnson's superb save.

And that proved to be a pivotal save as Halifax levelled with 13 minutes left, Kieran Green rising highest to head in from Jeff King's free-kick.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men after 84 minutes when Danny Williams was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity, but they held on to secure the points.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Johnson
  • 2King
  • 6Bradbury
  • 31Maher
  • 3SeniorSubstituted forWoodsat 77'minutes
  • 5ByrneBooked at 42mins
  • 8Green
  • 10Earing
  • 33CampbellSubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7Allen
  • 9HydeSubstituted forTearat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 18Benn
  • 20Tear
  • 26Woods
  • 40Renshaw

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 23SterryBooked at 62minsSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 69'minutes
  • 3Ferguson
  • 6Shelton
  • 2Cass
  • 5Odusina
  • 4Liddle
  • 8Featherstone
  • 14HolohanSubstituted forCrawfordat 81'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forOatesat 56'minutes
  • 29Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 9Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 11Oates
  • 12Grey
  • 19White
  • 22Crawford
Referee:
Gareth Rhodes

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dom Tear replaces Jake Hyde.

  4. Dismissal

    Danny Williams (FC Halifax Town) is shown the red card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tom Crawford replaces Gavan Holohan.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Martin Woods replaces Jack Senior.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Kieran Green (FC Halifax Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mason Bloomfield replaces Jamie Sterry.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Williams replaces Tahvon Campbell.

  10. Booking

    Jamie Sterry (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Luke Molyneux.

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1.

  14. Booking

    Neill Byrne (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1. Mark Shelton (Hartlepool United).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Torquay24145546242247
2Sutton United22144441212046
3Hartlepool25135734241044
4Stockport24117632211140
5Wrexham2511683427739
6Notts County22115628171138
7Eastleigh2410863224838
8Altrincham27106113134-336
9Boreham Wood259882925435
10Yeovil25105103937235
11Bromley249783931834
12Aldershot24104103635134
13Chesterfield2210393325833
14Maidenhead United219573232032
15Halifax238783730731
16Solihull Moors229492724331
17Dag & Red2485112231-929
18Woking2275102527-226
19Wealdstone2375113048-1826
20King's Lynn2265113044-1423
21Weymouth2455142539-1420
22Barnet2333171857-3912
23Dover1531111235-2310
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