Match 25
23rd November, 1968
Football League
Halifax Town v ECFC

Saturday, 23rd November, 1968 Football League
Halifax Town (away), lost 2-1

City came very close to snatching a point 10 minutes from the end when the hard-working Dermot Curtis snapped up an attempted pass-back by one of the home defenders and beat the goalkeeper only to see the ball stick in the mud inches from the line.

However, it is only fair to say that a draw would have been more than we deserved and we could not expect such luck in successive games. We scored first when Keith Whatling had the satis faction of netting in the opening minute, but thereafter we seldom looked like adding to that score, and for most of the first half we were under heavy pres sure.

Halifax equalised through Shawcross within a minute of our opening goal, and our defence deserves a lot of praise for the fact that the home side were unable to take the lead until after the interval.

The City attack, however, seldom looked dangerous, at least not until the last 10 minutes.

Team:- Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Craw ford, Harvey, Newman; Corr, Pleat. Kirkham, Curtis, Whatling.

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