FC Halifax Town 3 Dover 2: Shaymen shine before nervy end

FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).
FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).
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FC HALIFAX Town manager Neil Aspin said his team’s first 35 minutes were as good as they had played at home all season as they battled to a 3-2 win over Dover.

Halifax raced into a 2-0 lead through Lois Maynard, returning after a three-game ban, and Richard Peniket before Tom Murphy got a goal back ahead of the break.

Substitute Jamie Jackson restored Halifax’s two-goal lead with a somewhat fortunate cross-shot before Dan Holman’s goal made for a nervy finish.

FC Halifax Town: Glennon, Bolton, M Roberts, Killock, McManus, Smith (Hatfield 69), Maynard, Pearson, Schofield, Peniket, Hattersley (Jackson 65). Unused substitutes: Senior, Boden, Muldoon.

Dover Athletic: Walker, Essam, Raggett, Orlu, Francis, Deverdics (Holman 72), Taiwo (Cogan 72), Sterling, Modeste (Kinnear 79), Murphy, Poole. Unused substitutes: Mekki, Wynter.

Referee: R Johnson (Bolton).