Floodlight failure meant that FC Halifax Town’s FA Youth Cup clash with Guiseley was called off mid-way through the second half.
The Young Shaymen had just managed to come from behind to lead 2-1 when the lights at Nethermoor Park went out.
Myles Foley gave the home side the lead before goals from James Sunderland and Josh Debenham made progression to the next round look inevitable.
Information on when the game will be replayed and under what circumstances will follow…
Guiseley started the evening the better of the two sides and registered the game’s first shot on target on the fifteenth minute.
Kelvin Ibrahimi rose higher than anyone in the box to head a tame effort goal wards which was easily caught by Kyle Trenerry in the Halifax net.
Trenerry was the shining light of a slow beginning for the young Shaymen and pulled off an astonishing reflex save to deny the dangerous Maxi Jimenez.
It was clear that Scott Smith was pulling the strings from midfield for the home side and he played a beautifully weighted ball to Jimenez who, with a perfect first touch, got himself to the space to curl an effort to the near post, which Trenerry tipped behind.
Guiseley’s dominant start was rewarded from the resulting corner. Smith’s set piece was left uncleared and fell to central defender Myles Foley to thump in the games opener. Mark Trueman was clearly frustrated on the touchline at his sides failure to deal with a tame corner.
Bizarrely, going behind seemed to bring the Shaymen to life.
Sunderland has already found the net in this competition and was on hand to bring Halifax level, calmly slotting the ball past Sam Whittingham after a lovely team move.
Town started the second period just as strong as they finished the first and took the lead for the first time through number nine, Debenham.
Sunderland this time turned provider to precisely curl a long-range free kick onto the forehead of Debenham who was able to head neatly into the back of the net.
Moments later and the games sour talking point occurred when the lights at Nethermoor Park went dark causing the game to be postponed.
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