Hal­i­fax’s win­less streak is ex­tended

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE: FC Hal­i­fax Town lost 2-1 at Ha­vant and Water­looville to ex­tend their win­less league run to 12 games.

The Shay­men failed to build on an en­cour­ag­ing first-half by con­ced­ing twice af­ter the restart through Tyler Cordner and Al­fie Ruther­ford.

Niall Ma­her got one back for Hal­i­fax, but it’s now five de­feats and seven draws in the league for Town, who came clos­est to open­ing the scor­ing early on when a Matty Ko­sylo was bril­liantly tipped be­hind by Ha­vant goal­keeper Ben Dudzin­ski.

An­other Ko­sylo free-kick was held by Dudzin­ski shortly af­ter­wards then, from a Ko­sylo corner, Matthew Brown headed the ball back across goal where it was cleared off the line.

Winger Bradley Tar­buck fired just over from an an­gle in­side the area for Ha­vant, who pro­duced some de­cent build-up play but failed to regis­ter a shot on tar­get in the first-half.

But Ha­vant took the lead with their first ef­fort on tar­get just af­ter half-time when a corner was headed high into the air and across goal by Cordner, and dropped down just be­neath the cross­bar, with Sam John­son un­able to claw it out.

And they were in real trou­ble when Ruther­ford tapped-in the in­flu­en­tial Tar­buck’s low cross from the right, as Ha­vant found it too easy to carve a route to goal.

Out of noth­ing, Niall Ma­her halved the deficit when his in­nocu­ous-look­ing shot from 25 yards was spilled by Dadzin­ski.

Town’s tails were up af­ter that to set-up a tense cli­max, in which Will Wood was sent-off for what ap­peared to be a shove on a Hal­i­fax player.

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