AFC Telford 0 FC Halifax Town 1: Pearson on mark again for Halifax

Town's manager Neil Aspin.
Town's manager Neil Aspin.
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Matt Pearson’s second goal in two games sealed a battling 1-0 win for FC Halifax Town at bottom club Telford.

It was not pretty, but this is the kind of win Halifax may look back on as particularly significant should they finish in the top-five.

Scott McManus went closest in the early stages with a low shot off target, but Telford offered enough of a threat to suggest their position at the foot of the table would bear little meaning in the contest.

The hosts seemed to be building a head of steam as half-time approached, with Andy Todd producing a fine run and shot which Matt Glennon saved at his near post.

Halifax capped their bright start to the second half with Pearson’s goal, as he tapped in Schofield’s corner via a delightful back-flick by Marc Roberts.

Telford’s response was commendable and Halifax were pushed back and forced into some dogged defending, but they stood up well.

Telford: Hall, Disney, Byrne, Grogan, McLaughlin, Poku, Rea (Ventre 10), Smith (Hancock 90), Todd (Owens 72), Gray, Farrell. Unused substitutes: Hedge, Matthews.

FC Halifax: Glennon, K Roberts, M Roberts, Williams, McManus, Schofield, Smith (Boden 12), Pearson, Hatfield, Jackson (Marshall 46) (Hillhouse 81), Peniket. Unused substitutes: Senior, Killock.

Referee: Richard Martin.