Match 39
10 March 2007.
Halifax Town (a)

Halifax Town 2 Exeter City 1.

Saturday 10 March 2007.

BBC match report –

Halifax eased their relegation worries by beating Exeter thanks to a late Danny Forrest strike at The Shay.

The hosts edged ahead after Paul Buckle gave away a free-kick and from Felix Bastians' set-piece, Greg Strong struck left-footed from 12 yards out.

Lee Elam hit a post with a header as Exeter threatened and they levelled when Billy Jones scored a free-kick.

But Forrest popped up 11 minutes from time to find the net from the edge of the box and hand Halifax victory.

Halifax: Mawson, Haslam, Strong, Cresswell, Wright, Forrest, Kearney, Billy (Thompson 78), Bastians (Uhlenbeek 90), Stamp (Smeltz 62), Killeen.

Subs Not Used: Doughty, Torpey.

Booked: Wright, Smeltz.

Goals: Strong 5, Forrest 79.

Exeter: Paul Jones, Billy Jones, Todd (Richardson 56), Edwards, Tully, Elam, Buckle, Gill, Carlisle, Mackie (Stansfield 76), Challinor (Logan 65).
Subs Not Used: Rice, Cozic.

Booked: Tully, Elam.

Goals: Billy Jones 58.

Attendance 1,591.

Referee P Quinn (Middlesborough).



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