Halifax claim merited victory over Guiseley
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.