FC Halifax Town had a second half to remember on Saturday when they came back from being 2-0 down at half time to win 4-2 against Play-off contenders, Salford City.

Scott Garner of Halifax Town

This was the Shaymen’s third win on the bounce which has pushed them back into fifth place in the National League North, a play-off position.

Daniel Nti started for Billy Heath’s side for the first time as he joined from York City on a month’s loan deal.

Early in the first half Salford City took the lead from the penalty spot through Sam Walker, a former Halifax player.

Mike Phenix added a second for the visitors in the 24th minute when he smashed it past goalkeeper, Sam Johnson who had returned to the starting XI for this match.

A disappointing first half ended with Town trailing 2-0 to The Ammies.

Halifax found themselves 2-0 down at half time.

10 minutes into the second half, Nti grabbed a debut goal as he headed the ball past Jay Lynch’s near post, making the score 2-1.

Just moments later, The Shaymen grabbed another goal bringing the score back to 2-2. Liam King was the goal scorer as he got on the end of Josh Wilde’s cross with a bullet header.

Town could have taken the lead in the 63rd minute when Richard Peniket was denied a goal through Salford City’s goal line clearance.

As Halifax started to put more pressure on Salford and regain more possession, they made the second half their own using the wide men to their advantage.

The home side’s hard work paid off in the 70th minute when Matty Kosylo was pushed over in the box and rewarded a penalty.

The winger took the spot kick calmly to make it 3-2 as the Shaymen had come from behind to lead.

Just four minutes later Town’s number 10, Adam Morgan added to their lead by converting Kosylo’s cross.

The final whistle blew with the score at 4-2, resulting in Town claiming the three points to propel them into the Play-off spots.

Halifax came back to win 4-2 in a magnificent turn around.

After the game Scott Garner spoke about the side’s performance saying: “We had a few chances in the first half, so we knew they were going to come.

“We really went for it in the second half and it’s paid off as we got our reward.”

When asked about a Play-off finish Garner went on to say: “We’ve really clawed our way back in there.

“We’ve played the teams around the Play-offs lately, and sometimes they’re like six pointers.”

Scott Garner

Assistant manager, Mark Carroll also shared his opinions after the game on new signing Nti: “We knew of him as we’ve played against him a few times, he’s had one training session with us and the more the game went on, the more he settled in.”

FC Halifax Town are hoping for a Play-off finish.



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