Shay­men look­ing close to safety

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE: Goals in each half from Matty Brown and Mike Fon­dop-Talom helped FC Hal­i­fax Town to a cru­cial 2-1 win over pro­mo­tion-chasers Bore­ham Wood.

Brown headed Hal­i­fax ahead af­ter 20 min­utes, with Fon­dopTalom restor­ing their lead af­ter Mor­gan Fer­rier had equalised.

The win lifts Hal­i­fax onto 50 points and leaves them nine points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone with 15 points to play for.

Hal­i­fax should have been twoup within the first five min­utes, but Ben Tom­lin­son saw an ef­fort cleared off the line from Con­nor Thom­son’s cross be­fore Fon­dopTalom’s tame ef­fort, also from close range, was kept out by Grant Smith.

Hal­i­fax kept per­se­ver­ing, and with the help of a de­light­ful back-heel by Con­nor Oliver, won a cor­ner, and from Oliver’s de­liv­ery, Brown rose high­est at the far post to head in.

Bore­ham Wood looked a dif­fer­ent team af­ter the in­ter­val and lev­elled when Fer­rier lashed a shot high into the net.

Fer­rier nearly had two in as many min­utes but Sam Johnson re­acted well to tip over his ris­ing drive. Then, out of noth­ing, Fon­dop-Talom was played through by Michael Duck­worth and chipped over Smith.

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