Following Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at home to AFC Fylde, FC Halifax Town looked to get back to winning ways with a long away trip down to Bromley on Saturday.
Both sides had early chances as Halifax won an early free kick that James Berrett could only curl into the arms of Huxter. Bromley also had a chance as a good cross was headed straight at Johnson in goal.
Halifax had appeals for a penalty as Sanmi Odelusi was brought down in the box, but the referee waved the appeals away and play continued.
More chances fell Town’s way as Preston saw a cross come back off the cross bar as well as corner just about being cleared by the home side.
However, about a quarter of an hour into the game and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe went down in the box following a challenge by Nathan Clarke and this time the referee blew for a penalty. Frankie Sutherland stepped up to take it, but Sam Johnson tipped it onto the post. Despite Johnson’s efforts, Sutherland was alert and tapped the rebound into an empty net.
Despite more Shaymen pressure, Bromley went into the break with a slender advantage. However, about an hour into the game and town were back level courtesy of a brilliant Josh Staunton header.
Following this, Bromley believed they had scored their second if it wasn’t for an excellent goal line clearance from Ryan Sellars. Straight up the other end of the pitch and now the Halifax fans believed they had scored as Odelusi had placed the ball beyond Max Huxter, but the linesman ruled it offside and the scores remained 1-1.
9 minutes from time and Bromley celebrated what they believed would be the winning goal as following a punched clearance, Bromley crossed the ball in and it was put home on the volley by George Porter.
There was some surprise when 6 minutes of added time was announced but the Shaymen kept pushing for a winning goal. With time running out, Sellars looked to cross the ball into the back post and up stepped Jordan Preston who headed home to give the travelling Shaymen a much-deserved point.
Halifax now travel to Aldershot next Saturday.
Bromley: 13 Max Huxter, 4 Frankie Sutherland, 6 Jack Holland (c), 9 Omar Bugiel (17 Reece Meekums 30), 14 Jordan Higgs, 18 George Porter, 19 Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, 21 Joan Luque (10 Kyle De Silva 90), 23 Sam Wood (7 Bobby Joe taylor 46), 15 Marc Anthony Okoye 25 Paul Rooney
Subs: 3 Dan Johnson
FC Halifax Town: 1 Sam Johnson, 3 Ryan Sellars, 4 Nathan Clarke (c), 9 Dayle Southwell (38 Kyle Wootton 71) 10 Jonathan Edwards, 11 Sanmi Odelusi, 16 Simon Lenighan, 18 James Berrett, 19 Jordan Preston, 31 Niall Maher (6 Josh Stanton 24)), 40 Jacob Hanson
Subs: 21 Shaun Rowley, 2 Michael Duckworth, 8 Cameron King
Goals: Sutherland 14.Staunton 60, Porter 81, Preston 90
Yellow Cards: Bugiel 21, Wood 42, Higgs 78
Red Cards: None
My man of the match: Josh Staunton
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