Hal­i­fax claim mer­ited vic­tory over Guise­ley

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

GOALS from Matty Ko­sylo and Matty Brown sealed this win for FC Hal­i­fax Town over West York­shire ri­vals Guise­ley at The Shay in front of the BT Sport cam­eras.

Ko­sylo’s goal was the out­stand­ing mo­ment in the game, and was added to af­ter the in­ter­val by Brown’s bul­let header as Hal­i­fax recorded much­needed back-to-back wins.

Hal­i­fax pos­sessed more qual­ity on the day, and should have had a more com­fort­able af­ter­noon than they did.

But their first-half profli­gacy and a sec­ond half that did not quite match up to their first-half dis­play meant they were not sure of the win un­til Brown’s goal.

Ko­sylo drifted off the left-flank and floated past some stat­uesque Guise­ley de­fend­ers be­fore un­leash­ing a rocket of a shot into the far cor­ner past Joe Green.

Mor­gan should have added a sec­ond soon af­ter­wards when he latched onto Den­ton’s clever nod down, but Green did well to save his shot from close range.

The same com­bi­na­tion were at it again mo­ments later as Mor­gan’s bul­let of a shot whis­tled just over. Fast for­ward 30 sec­onds, and Mor­gan was again off tar­get from Ko­sylo’s set-up, with Guise­ley sec­ond best in all ar­eas and for­tu­nate to still be trail­ing by one goal.

Hal­i­fax looked a dif­fer­ent side once they had got a lead rather than try­ing to get one, with the fo­cus shift­ing to pre­serv­ing their ad­van­tage rather than adding to it.

But Brown al­layed any fears of a Guise­ley come­back with a fierce header from Con­nor Oliver’s cor­ner.

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