FC Halifax Town returned to winning ways by recording a 3-0 win over Yeovil Town to make it 9 away wins on the road this season with goals from Luke Summerfield, Kieran Green and Jake Hyde.
The conditions at Huish Park were very windy and heavy rain but the Shaymen were able to take advantage of the conditions.
Town boss Pete Wild made two changes from Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Stockport with Jeff King and Tom Bradbury returning to the starting line up in place of Jake Hyde and Jack Senior.
The Glovers started on the front foot, the first effort came through Tom Knowles who intercepted a loose pass and forced Sam Johnson into a save on 5 minutes.
Knowles found Reuben Reid a minute later and he fired his shot over Johnson’s goal.
Luke Summerfield found Martin Woods from distance and his effort was held by Adam Smith at the second attempt.
However, it did not take too long for The Shaymen to open the scoring. On 14 minutes a long ball from Tom Bradbury found Billy Chadwick and he went down in the box under the challenge from Albi Skendi and referee Elliott Swallow had no hesitation giving the penalty and a yellow card for the defender. Luke Summerfield fired into the bottom right-hand corner sending Adam Smith the wrong way to put the Shaymen ahead for his 6th goal of the season.
Town looked to double the lead soon after. A foul on Danny Williams gave Town a freekick on the left-hand side. It was taken short to Summerfield and his curling shot from distance was saved by Smith.
Summerfield had another opportunity to double his tally from 30 yards on 33 minutes, but his effort was always rising and over the bar.
Fullback Carl Dickinson’s shot was deflected wide for a corner, the resulting set piece was headed wide by Billy Sass-Davies before Michael Kelly found Knowles and another long-range effort was over the bar at 40 mins, he had another effort two minutes later from a freekick following Byrne’s foul, but Johnson was able to claim.
Yeovil went close two minutes after the break as Reuben Reid showed some trickery and his 25-yard effort was saved by Johnson hitting the post and rebounded into the hands of the Town keeper.
The home side were pushing for an equaliser, a Tom Bradbury foul on the edge of the box gave Yeovil another chance, Knowles shot was inches wide of the post.
Then came another freekick from Knowles after Luke Summerfield’s foul on Josh Neufville but his effort was well pushed away by Johnson.
Michael Kelly’s ball was headed down by Quigley and found Dagnall, his effort hit Tom Bradbury and was saved by Johnson as it looked certain for the equaliser on the hour mark, but Town survived. A freekick into the box from Woods found Byrne at the far post but he was unable to get his effort goalwards.
Reid went down in the box under a challenge from Maher but no penalty was awarded which would have angered the home side. Jake Hyde went down the left-hand side, found Summerfield and his effort was parried into the path of Green who fired home for his fourth of the season, his first away from home.
Jake Hyde went through 1-1 with the keeper after the ball came off Alex Bradley’s head, the assistant referee had the flag up but fired past Smith and the referee allowed the goal and a happy journey back up north tonight for the Shaymen.
Yeovil Town: 1 Adam Smith, 3 Carl Dickinson, 35 Billy Sass-Davies, 18 Albi Skendi (25 Emmanuel Sonupe 85) 14 Michael Kelly, 24 Josh Neufville, 21 Tom Knowles, 34 Chris Dagnall (26 Max Hunt 85), 19 Joe Quigley, 33 Reuben Reid, 10 Jimmy Smith (27 Alex Bradley)
Subs: 31 Max Evans, Toby Stephens
FC Halifax Town: 1 Sam Johnson, 2 Jeff King, 4 Nathan Clarke ©, 5 Neill Byrne, 6 Tom Bradbury (9 Jake Hyde 68), 8 Kieran Green, 11 Danny Williams, 19 Luke Summerfield, 26 Martin Woods, 31 Niall Maher, 36 Billy Chadwick (28 Darren Stephenson 28)
Subs: 12 Harrison Davison-Hale, 3 Jack Senior, 30 Kian Spence
Referee: Elliott Swallow
Goals: Summerfield 14 (pen), Green 84, Hyde 90
Yellow Cards: Skendi 13, Bradbury 51, Summerfield 56, Smith 67, Green 67, Reid 69
Red Cards: None
Full Time: Yeovil Town 0 FC Halifax Town 3
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