Shaymen climb to sixth

Halifax Town 3 Blyth Spartans 0

Town cruised to a much needed home win and climbed to sixth in the Blue Square Bet North table in the process.

Jamie Rainford opened the scoring after 24 minutes when he headed home a Ryan Toulson cross.

And James Walshaw doubled the Shaymen’s advantage just past the half hour when he tapped home from close range after the keeper had parried a James Dean effort.

Despite their dominance the Shaymen had to wait until the 82nd minute for their third goal, Jason St Just tapping in from close range after Dean had been denied again.