Flashback | FC Halifax Town 1 Grimsby Town 2


Date: Saturday 7th August | Competition: Pre-Season Friendly | Venue: The Shay | Att: 777

Key Moments:

20 mins: Halifax’s Danny Holland has the first effort on goal but his header loops harmlessly onto the roof of the Mariners’ net.

23 mins: GOAL! 1-0 TO THE MARINERS. Lee Peacock races clear from midfield and finishes with unerring ease from the right-hand edge of the box.

26 mins: GOAL! EQUALISER FOR HALIFAX – 1-1. The home side respond when Nathan Taylor, looking at least five yards offside, is allowed to advance and round Kenny Arthur to score.

35 mins: Arthur makes amends when he gathers Taylor’s lobbed effort after the Scot’s stray kick lands at the feet of the Halifax attacker.

36 mins: GOAL! MARINERS BACK IN FRONT. Grimsby edge their noses in front again when Nathan Dixon collects a pass from Robert Eagle and curls a neat finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

58 mins: BOOKING. Scott Garner is penalized for a shove on Halifax’s Jamie Vardy as the winger ran through on goal.

75 mins: OFF THE WOODWORK! Substitute Scott Metcalfe fires in a left-foot shot for the home side that beats Arthur but cannons back off the foot of the post.

Match Stats:

HALIFAX: Hedge (Senior 45); Hardy, Garner, Baker, Riley; Hogan, Gray (Plummer 80), Winter (Metclafe 45), Holland; Taylor (Marshall 45), Vardy. Sub Not Used: Heffernan

Goalscorer: Taylor 26

MARINERS: Arthur (Colgan 77), Wood, Ridley, Cummins, Garner, Watt, Samuels, Hudson, Dixon, Peacock (Corner 75), Eagle. Subs Not Used: Gray, Hegarty, Rhoades, Leary

Goalscorers: Peacock 23, Dixon 36

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