Fc Halifax Town 2 Bromley 2: Shaymen leave it late to finally point the right way

FC Halifax Town's Jordan Burrow.
FC Halifax Town's Jordan Burrow.
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Halifax Town chief Neil Aspin admitted his side’s dramatic comeback could be a huge turning point.

Halifax looked to be slipping to their fifth straight defeat before scoring twice in stoppage time to rescue a dramatic point.

Aspin said: “Although it’s only a point, to get off the mark is a big turning point because you’re under pressure when you’re not winning games.

“I feel for the first time in a long time we’ve had a bit of luck because I thought when we conceded the first goal we were on top and it was a very unfortunate way to go behind.

“You couldn’t have seen it coming at all but in the position we’re in we’ll take it as a massive positive and we’ll strive to get better.”

An end-to-end first-half saw both sides spurn good chances to take the lead as James Bolton hit the bar with a thunderous shot from a corner and Jordan Burrow’s shot was saved by Alan Julian when clean through. Bromley’s Anthony Cook and Bradley Goldberg both went close among a flurry of other chances.

Just as Halifax were in the ascendancy, Moses Emmanuel somehow scooped the ball past Matt Glennon with a weak shot despite lying on the ground.

Substitute Pierre Joseph-Dubois added a second with a side-foot finish to seemingly sink the Shaymen, but a stunning 30-yard shot from Connor Hughes and Burrow’s last-gasp penalty after Elliott Whitehouse had been fouled in the area sealed an incredible comeback.

FC Halifax Town: Glennon, K Roberts, Brown, Bolton, McManus, Bencherif (Hughes 46), James, Hibbs (Whitehouse 79), Bishop (Hattersley 62), Tuton, Burrow. Unused substitutes: Porter, Macdonald.

Bromley: Julian, Anderson, Emmanuel, Chorley (Rodgers 80), Francis, Holland, Fuseini, Porter, Cook, Goldberg (Joseph-Dubois 62), May (Wall 62). Unused substitutes: Dennis, Prestedge.

Referee: M Coy (County Durham).

Man of the match: Jordan Burrow.