Scott McManus strikes for Halifax to beat Grimsby in FA Trophy final

22 May 2016 08:02
• FC Halifax Town 1-0 Grimsby Town• Shaymen take the FA Trophy on their first trip to WembleyThis was some way for Halifax Town to overcome the crippling disappointment of relegation. Three weeks after dropping out of the National League Premier due to a final-day draw with Macclesfield, Jim Harvey’s team put their frustration to good use by beating Grimsby 1-0 to win the FA Trophy on their first visit to Wembley.Understandably Grimsby had prioritised returning to the Football League after a six-year absence by beating Forest Green here in a play-off last week, and looked quite lethargic against their fresher opponents. There would be no second dose of success in eight days for Paul Hurst’s team as Scott McManus’s stunning effort three minutes after half-time looped over the head of James McKeown. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian