Shay­men de­nied by late penalty

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE: A dra­matic last-gasp penalty con­demned FC Hal­i­fax Town to a 2-1 de­feat at Bore­ham Wood.

Nathan Clarke’s goal put Hal­i­fax ahead with 20 min­utes re­main­ing but Josh Umerah scored twice, in­clud­ing a penalty with prac­ti­cally the last kick of the game.

Hal­i­fax came close early on when Jonathan Ed­wards’s low shot hit the post.

The con­test opened up a lit­tle in the sec­ond-half and Clarke’s far post header looked to be send­ing Hal­i­fax on the way to a text­book away win.

But the lead lasted less than 10 min­utes as Umerah fi­nally found some space and fired into the bot­tom cor­ner from 16 yards.

Then Umerah smashed his penalty low past Sam John­son deep into stop­page time.

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