FC Halifax L.T.O.

March 9, 2015


(Last Time Out)

FC Halifax Town chief Neil Aspin insisted The Shay pitch played its part in his side’s frustrating 0-0 draw with 10-man Dartford.


FC Halifax Town manager, Neil Aspin, suggests that the condition of the Shay Stadium pitch is a severe limitation on his player’s ability to create and score goals.

Halifax failed to score for the third consecutive game and came up against a stubborn Dartford side as well as an awful playing surface.

Aspin said: “I’m the manager and I’ll accept criticism if the team’s not playing well but to try and play at any tempo on that surface, you just can’t do it.“It’s virtually impossible so when you get a sending-off and two banks of four it becomes very difficult.”

Dartford captain Lee Burns was dismissed after 20 minutes after taking out Richard Peniket, who was racing clear on goal following a lovely through ball by Scott Boden.

From the resulting free-kick, Peniket sent a swirling shot just over the bar.

Boden might have done better when he scuffed his shot after a super pass from James Bolton. Danny Hattersley also went close with a header.


Action from the stalemate between FC Halifax Town and Dartford on Saturday 7th March 2015.

FC Halifax Town: Glennon, Bolton, M Roberts, Hutchison, McManus, Pearson (Hatfield 74), Schofield, Muldoon (Maynard 62), Peniket, Hattersley (Jackson 46), Boden. Unused substitutes: Senior, K. Roberts.

Dartford: Ibrahim, Pugh (Crawford 49) (Daley 90), Noble, Green, Sweeney, Burns, McAuley, Harris, Richards, Doidge (Driver 24), Dallison. Unused substitutes: Collier, Kessell.

Referee: B Toner (Lancashire).

Man of the match: Richard Peniket.


The condition of the Shay Stadium pitch seems to be a major focus of interest for this group before the Dartford home fixture.


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