Shay­men dis­ap­point against the strug­glers

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL - TOM SCARGILL

FC HAL­I­FAX Town were held to a dis­ap­point­ing goal­less draw at The Shay by bot­tom-club Brain­tree.

Brain­tree seemed the ideal op­po­nents for Hal­i­fax to round off a pos­i­tive week in which Scott Quigley joined on loan and Ja­cob Han­son signed per­ma­nently.

Quigley came straight into the side for his de­but af­ter join­ing on loan from Black­pool, re­plac­ing Ben Tom­lin­son.

But Hal­i­fax did not build on the pre-match en­thu­si­asm, pro­duc­ing a frus­trat­ing dis­play pep­pered with too many be­low-par in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances.

A one-two be­tween Quigley and Matty Ko­sylo opened up some space for the loa­nee, but his shot from a tight an­gle was straight at goal­keeper Ben Kil­lip.

Brain­tree were far bet­ter than their lowly sta­tus suggested they would be, and had not just come to The Shay to shut up shop. Court­ney Richards and Justin Amalu­zor saw the best of the away side’s nu­mer­ous ef­forts from go close, while the re­turn­ing Joe Skarz, mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance in al­most a month, nearly turned Ricky Gabriel’s cross into his own net.

Dayle South­well had a shot de­flected just over from the edge of the area mo­ments af­ter the break from Ko­sylo’s lay-off.

Justin Amalu­zor’s ex­cel­lent strike from range nicked the wood­work as Brain­tree threat­ened to take all three points.

Hal­i­fax’s day was summed-up when Ferry’s pass found its way through to Quigley 10 yards out, but the striker failed to con­trol it and the ball rolled dead. MY BALL:

FC Hal­i­fax Town debu­tant loa­nee Scott Quigley in ae­rial bat­tle against Brain­tree Town.

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