Halifax Town v Lincoln City, 19 August 2000

Score1-1
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueThe Shay, Halifax
Attendance2,013
Having let slip a two goal advantage in the last ten minutes of their opening day fixture at Carlisle last Saturday, Halifax were left bemoaning their last ditch luck as they succumbed to a classic Lincoln goal. With referee Kaye checking his watch for the final whistle, Paul Smith sent over a right wing corner. Centre back Steve Holmes headed home with Town keeper Tony Parks lost amongst a tangle of players. It sealed one of seven draws on this day in the Third Division but left the managers with vastly differing views. The Shaymen overcame a difficult first half to go ahead when Steve Kerrigan rose above two defenders to head home. Home boss Mark Lillis pointed out his charges would now be top of the league, if they had have held out for a few minutes more of each game. Imps chief Phil Stant remarked that City should have been at least four up, such was their first half superiority.

Goals:

Steve Kerrigan 57 G

Goals:

Steve Holmes 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tony Parks
Defender/Right back Chris Wilder
Defender/Centre back Graham Mitchell
Defender/Centre back James Stansfield
Defender/Centre back Paul Stoneman
Defender/Full back Mark Bradshaw
Midfielder Craig Middleton
Midfielder Ian Richards
Midfielder Steve Thompson
Forward Gary Jones
Forward Steve Kerrigan

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alan Marriott
Defender/Centre back Grant Brown
Defender/Centre back Steve Holmes
Defender/Centre back Richard Logan
Defender/Midfielder Paul Smith
Defender/Left back Stuart Bimson
Midfielder John Finnigan
Midfielder Paul Miller
Midfielder Justin Walker
Forward David Cameron
Forward Gavin Gordon

Substitutions:

Mark Jules for Chris Wilder 46
Gerry Harrison for Craig Middleton 76

Substitutions:

Marcus Stergiopoulos for David Cameron 67

Cards:

Cards:

Paul Smith 56 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Left back Mark Jules
Midfielder Gerry Harrison

On the bench:

Comments:

Gerry Harrison was making his Halifax Town debut when the former Sunderland midfielder came on as a second half sub. Town's second draw of the new season left them in 13th place.

Comments:

When he came on to replace Dave Cameron, Aussie midfielder Marcus Stergiopoulos was making his first appearance in English football. Added to their home defeat by Hartlepool on the opening day, City were now in 21st position.