FC Halifax Town v Salford: Fans Panel verdict

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Here is the verdict of the Fans Panel after FC Halifax Town’s play-off semi-final victory on penalties against Salford at The Shay.

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Man of the match

Dion Charles - by far the best player in the 90 minutes, ran riot down the left wing. Would be a great addition to the squad for next season. Very exciting to watch no doubt a nightmare to defend against.

Moment of the match

96th minute: Richard Peniket scored for the Shaymen. A nervy afternoon suddenly changed into a wild party. What a noise, what an atmosphere.

Kit Walton

Kit Walton

Moan of the match

With a delayed kick off, extra time and then penalties, I was late home and missed the Sunday afternoon omnibus edition of Emmerdale Farm Let’s hope next week’s final is a little less nail biting!

Kit Walton

Man of the match

Andrew Mann

Andrew Mann

Dion Charles came close, but his shooting let him down. Matt Kosylo on the other wing gets my vote for his superior work rate. Kosy really put a shift in.

Moment of the match

I suppose the whole penalty shoot-out is too long to be classed as a “moment”, but the atmosphere in the South Stand was electric as events unfolded. The highlight was undoubtedly the Shay crowd’s reaction to pantomime villain Richie Allen putting his effort over the bar.

Moan of the match

Adam Heslop

Adam Heslop

I just don’t get Billy Heath’s tactics or team selection, but you have to give the man his due. I can’t figure out whether we’ve got to this stage because of him or in spite of him....

Andrew Mann

Man of the match

Josh Wilde, been excellent on all season and again didn’t put a foot wrong defensively or going forward. Outstanding performance.

Moan of the match

After going 1-0 up we really should’ve seen the game out before penalties, That said though what a way to win it!

Moment of the match

Just like up at Gateshead last year, Matty Brown the coolest man in the stadium blasting his penalty in to send the Shaymen to the final.

Adam Heslop

Man of the match

No doubt Matty Brown; not only did he have an excellent game; he also scored the winning penalty. What a Shayman!

Moment of the match

Matty Brown scoring that winning penalty and the reaction of the crowd.

Moan of the match

The referee falling for the dives taught by the Premiership players.