FC Halifax Town will make a long trip south this weekend as they visit Hayes Lane to face Bromley FC in the National League.
The Shaymen will be feeling fresh going into the fixture as they will have had a full two-weeks rest prior to the match. This break has been caused by the postponement of Town’s latest league fixture which was scheduled to be played last Saturday at The MBi Shay against Leyton Orient.
Going into this weekend’s clash, the sides are separated in the league table by 13 points and nine places. Bromley are continuing their push for the play-offs in 8th whilst Town focus on their quest for safety in 17th. This weekend’s home side have played one game more than Halifax so far and the gap between the two could be decreased to 10 if an away victory is the outcome.
In terms of form, Bromley look to be the stronger team. In their last five league outings, they have been defeated twice, but crucially won the other 3 matches. Their latest victory came just last weekend as they played away against league strugglers, Torquay United. The Ravens came away with all three-points after an emphatic 0-4 win.
The Shaymen’s record in their last five matches features the same number of defeats as the home side but includes only one victory against Chester. The remaining two clashes finished goalless against Dover Athletic and Maidenhead United but have been viewed by many as two good points that have been picked up on the road.
Town fans will be hoping that their players can put in a performance similar to that of the one they produced when they hosted Bromley in September. The match finished 2-1 in The Shaymen’s favour and saw Tom Denton and Matty Kosylo find the back of the net. The only negative that could have been taken from the result was the dismissal and subsequent suspension of defender, Scott Garner.
Many will have acknowledged that Shaun Tuton has re-signed for The Shaymen on loan until the end of the current campaign from Barnsley. The 26-year-old represented Halifax in the National League during the 2015/16 season in which time he appeared 27 times and scored 10 goals. He also racked up five appearances and one goal in cup competitions before departing the club for Barnsley. Tuton could prove to be an important player if he gets the nod from Billy Heath this weekend.
Referee: Gary Parsons
Assistant Referees: Connor Farrell, Nick Dunn
Fourth Official: Hugh Gilroy
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