Yeovil Town 0 FC Halifax Town 3 - Shaymen breach Glovers’ fortress to close on play-offs

Goals from Luke Summerfield, Kieran Green and Jake Hyde saw FC Halifax Town take another step towards the play-offs as they won 3-0 at Yeovil, writes TOM SCARGILL.

Spot on: FC Halifax Town's Luke Summerfield. Photo: Marcus Branston

The Glovers had won ten of their previous 12 home games, so victory at Huish Park is no mean feat for the Shaymen, who had to contend with horrible conditions to secure three precious points.

Town got their noses in-front when a lovely through ball by the returning Tom Bradbury played in Billy Chadwick, who replaced the injured Jamie Allen, and after he was tripped, Summerfield confidently swept in the resulting penalty.

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There was a header wide by Billy Sass-Davies from a corner, but the dreadful conditions permeated every aspect of the contest..

Rebound: FC Halifax Town's Kieran Green got the second against Yeovil. Photo: Marcus Branston.

The Shaymen were pressed back for spells, not helped by the fact they couldn’t get out of their own half from goal kicks due to the wind, but Yeovil failed to turn territorial advantage into chances.

Halifax had looked a little shaky at the back early on, but got better in the conditions as as the first half wore on.

Yeovil almost levelled early in the second half as a spectacular shot by Reuben Reid struck the inside of the post and bounced back to Sam Johnson.

Tom Knowles then curled a free-kick just wide and Johnson did very well to keep out another Knowles’ free kick from almost an identical position.

The hosts’ screams for a penalty for holding on Joe Quigley at a corner were ignored and they were fuming when another penalty shout, for a foul on Reid by Niall Maher, was rejected, and then moments later, Summerfield’s shot was parried and Green bundled in the rebound.

Substitute Hyde added gloss in stoppage time when he raced onto a loose header from a Town defender and coolly slotted home.

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