Latics' campaign 'comes to an end' after Halifax draw

Date published: 19 April 2024

Latics announced that their season had finally 'come to an end' after they were held 2-2 by FC Halifax Town last night.

The result from the game - which was switched to Chesterfield because of issues with the Halifax pitch - means Micky Mellon's side's feintest of hopes of reaching the National League play-offs were finally consigned to the bin.

It's been an awful end to the campaign for a Latics team who have won just once since mid-February.

The visitors took the lead in the 18th minute through Dan Gardner's half-volley from a corner, before Rob Harker levelled for the home side a minute into first-half stoppage time, smashing the ball home.

Latics were awarded a penalty when Joe Garner was fouled in the box and Gardner restored Latics' lead from the spot in the 58th minute, but the Shaymen levelled again in the 72nd minute through substitute Adan George's smart finish from a narrow angle.

Halifax climb back into the play-off spots on goal difference where they are tied on 68 points with Aldershot, while Latics remain 10th.

Boss Mellon said: "We gave away two cheap sloppy goals.

"As I've said before, the teams who are successful at the right end of the table just don't give goals away like that."

Latics bring the curtain down on their season with a home fixture against Wealdstone tomorrow (12.25pm kick-off).

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