After a fabulous comeback at the MBi Shay Stadium on the weekend against Solihull Moors, we faced a trip to Damson Park this Tuesday night where we face Solihull Moors in the FA trophy 2nd round replay.
An unfortunate night at Damson Park lead to FC Halifax Town exiting the FA trophy where they lost out to a 1-0 loss in a game where they could’ve come away with more.
The first chance of game fell to the feet of Town striker Scott Quigley, but he was unable to find the net with his tame effort easily saved by the Solihull keeper.
Matty Kosylo had an effort saved and Quigley’s rebound was blocked. Quigley himself may have felt he could’ve done better and gave the Shaymen an early lead and awarded himself with his first goal for the club.
A clear penalty shout came for Town in the opening 20 minutes with Quigley being dragged down with no attempt at the ball, the referee’s paid no interest and his decision was no penalty.
Solihull’s first real chance came midway through the first half when a free kick was whipped In and Jacob Hanson’s miskicked the ball which lead to Sam Johnson producing a fine save.
Scott Quigley found himself with another chance after producing a great run from the half way line, Solihull keeper Ryan Boot was there to produce the save and the final outcome was the ball in his hands.
The biggest chance was wasted for the Shaymen as they found themselves 3 on 1 but a poor pass from Dayle Southwell lead to the attack to break down, which was a huge chance missed before half time.
A decent first half from the Shaymen with the better chances out of the two teams but struggled to find the net, going into half time at 0-0.
Both teams had to come out of the blocks in the second half to save the game from going to extra time.
Danny Wright had the first chance of the second half, shooting from a tight angle but the ball edged past the post, not troubling keeper Sam Johnson.
The first goal of the game came on the 58th minute where an attempt from Solihull crashed off the bar and Nathan Blissett was there to get the rebound and bury the ball in the back of the net to give Solihull the lead.
Scott Quigley was inches away from bringing the Shaymen back into the game but after an impressive run his shot was narrowly wide.
The chances were coming more Solihull’s way near the end of the game with Danny Wright coming close a couple of times but couldn’t find the net and seal the game.
A second half of limited chances, as FC Halifax Town were unable to bring themselves back into the game. Solihull had their chance and they took it, unlike the Shaymen which has led to them exiting the FA trophy and will face no trip to Wembley this year.
The loss against Solihull was the Shaymen’s first loss in their last five games.
Solihull Moors will now progress to the third round of the FA Trophy and will face an away trip to Hemel Hempstead.
FC Halifax Town are back into league action this Saturday where they face a tricky trip to 12th placed Barrow who lost their last game out against Havant & Waterlooville. A big three points is needed in a game we can certainly win.
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