Mon 25 Aug 14
at 16:45 PM
Town Win 3-2.....
The Shaymen kept up their 100% record in the Vanarama Conference with a 3-2 victory as they gained a hard fought victory against Lincoln City with goals from Scott Boden, Marc Roberts and Steve Williams.
The game started pretty even with both sides having chances, Richard Peniket had the earliest chance after some good chest control but saw his effort go over the bar.
Lincoln went ahead in bizarre fashion, when Marc Roberts’ attempted clearance hit Lincoln’s Hamza Bencherif which wrong footed Matt Glennon and looped into the net.
The Shaymen’s first chance came when Steve Williams headed towards goal from a Matty Pearson free kick but his effort was well tipped over by Nick Townsend.
Paul Marshall also saw his curling effort saved by the Lincoln goalkeeper as the Shaymen kept the pressure on.
Town carried on threatening, Williams again headed the ball towards goal but Richard Peniket or James Bolton couldn’t get on the end of it.
Marc Roberts came close, when his header bounced off the up right. But following that, The Shaymen finally got level when and Adam Smith cross caused a scramble in the box and Roberts was there to took home the equaliser.
Neil Aspin’s men carried on the pressure as they looked for the second, Smith in particular was causing the problems with his pace. The wide man went on a darting run and saw his cross go through the bodies in the box and out for a goal kick.
Smith continued to be a threat against his old club as he ran at the Lincoln defence and set up Lois Maynard only to see his shot tipped out for a corner by Townsend.
After going ahead, The Imps didn’t look like scoring with their only other chance been a miss hit shot from Ben Tomlinson.
Town went ahead on the stroke of halftime when Matty Pearson’s was handled in the box and Scott Boden converted the penalty to score his second in consecutive games.
Early on in the second half Town had a chance for a third when Boden was put through on goal but Townsend saved the frontman’s effort out for a corner.
Lincoln got level when they awarded a penalty after a foul from James Bolton on Ben Tomlinson. Last season’s top scorer Tomlinson stepped up and sent Glennon the wrong way.
The Imps started to enjoy their best spell the game, shortly after the equaliser. Jordan Burrow’s flick bounced off crossbar.
Burrow again went close with a header this time, but the ball went narrowly wide.
Lincoln carried on the pressure, this time Tomlinson saw his 25 yard drive well saved by Glennon.
The Imps were down to ten men midway through the second half, Lincoln’s goalscorer, Hamza Bencherif was sent off for a second bookable offence after a foul on Maynard.
The Shaymen took advantage of the extra man and went in front with just under 15 minutes to go. Lincoln goalkeeper fumbled a corner and Steve Williams was there to head in the third.
Boden almost added a fourth with a curling effort from the edge of the box, but it went just wide of the net.
Despite having ten men, Lincoln still looked a threat. They came close when a corner was met by a Lincoln head but the ball cannoned off the post.
Substitute Jamie Jackson had a chance to secure all three points but his outside of the foot shot was saved by the legs of Townsend.
Lincoln continued to look for the equaliser but couldn’t get past Glennon and The Shaymen’s backline.
Next up for Neil Aspin’s men is an away match at conference newbies Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Attendance: 2369 with 475 away fans
Man of the Match: Scott Boden
Read more at http://www.halifaxafc.co.uk/News/article/lincoln-h-report-1531028.aspx#KdeDYdsHt0u8z21I.99