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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 22 Feb 2020
Posted in Match Report

FC Halifax Town lost for the first time in the league since Boxing Day courtesy of Torquay United’s Ade Azeez’s second half header this afternoon.

Town hade been on a run of seven games unbeaten in the league but were undone by the Gulls debutant

Pete Wild had made 5 changes to the starting XI from the team that started against Halesowen in the FA Trophy two weeks ago and both sides were faced by blustery conditions down on the south coast

Armani Little had an early chance for the hosts before he went off injured midway in the first half to be replaced by Jake Andrews

Town had efforts from long range from Cameron King and two Devante Rodney efforts that weren’t troubling the Torquay keeper

However the shot-stopper had to be at his best after Rodney’s effort was deflected wide for a corner, he saved Niall Maher’s effort brilliantly

Torquay got a freekick with 22 minutes remaining, Azeez heading home after Sam Johnson had saved the initial effort

Josh Staunton had the goal in his sights with 15 minutes remianing but his effort from the penalty spot was well over the bar, substitue Jack Redshaw had an effort cannon off the bar just before the end of the game

There was still time for another chance but Staunton couldn’t keep his shot down and was well over the bar

Match Stats

28 Lucas Colovan, 4 Kyle Cameron, 6 Joe Lewis, 8 Asa Hall ©, 9 ade Azeez (20 Kalvin Lumbombo-Kalala 81), 10 Armani Little (11 Jake Andrews 22), 17 Connor Lemonheigh-Evans, 19 Jamie Reid, 22 Jackson Longridge, 25 Robbie Cundy, 34 Ben Whitfield (2 Ben Wynter 90)

Subs: 1 Shaun MacDonald, 30 Aaron Nemane

1 Sam Johnson, 4 Nathan Clarke, 5 Matty Brown ©, 10 Cameron King, (23 Jack Redshaw 65) 11 Tobi Sho-Silva, 14 Josh Staunton, 16 Jacob Hanson, 21 Danny Williams, 22 Charlie Cooper, 31 Niall Maher, 35 Devante Rodney (7 Jamie Allen 76)

Subs: 3 Jerome Binnom-Wiliams, 6 Liam Nolan, 12 Will Appleyard

Goals: Ade Azeez 68

Yellow Cards: Danny Williams 44, Jake Andrews 44, josh Staunton 68

Red Cards: None

Attendance: 2053 (135 away)

Torquay United 1 FC Halifax Town 0

Next Game: 

Eastleigh vs FC Halifax Town – Saturday 29th February 3pm

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