FC Halifax Town will welcome AFC Fylde to The Shay, in the first match of a bank holiday weekend double header in the Vanarama National League. Here we will take a look at the form of the two sides.
After five games everyone is starting to get a rough idea of what is what in the league. The Shaymen just have to one loss in these opening five games, before hand was a three match winning streak. The last time Town did that was also the opening three games of last season.
Despite Towns first loss of the campaign they still boast one of the best defences in the league. Keeper Sam Johnson has only had to pick the ball out of his net on three occasions, Aldershot Town, Wrexham and Ebbsfleet United.
Pete Wild’s men recently showed strong will and determination against Aldershot last weekend, after going behind after only 47 seconds, The Shaymen kept on going until they finally got the equaliser eight minutes from time.
Going forward The Shaymen have scored eight goals so far this season. All of the goals have come from a different player each time, showing that this team can find the net from any player and any position (Ebbsfleet) on the pitch.
FC Halifax Town form: WWWLD
AFC Fylde last seasons beaten play-off final finalists. The Coasters are yet again one of the favourites to finish in the play-off positions but, they’ll be looking for that automatic spot given their poor record with play-off football.
Fylde are coming into the game after a real spanking last week at home to National League new boys Woking. The away side wracked up a 4-1 victory, which also saw Ryan Croasdale saw two yellows and a red meaning he’ll be out of this weekends fixture.
The Coasters to have a couple of W’s in their form column. Opening day victory away to Aldershot and a home win over Ebbsfleet, either side of a disappointing home 0-0 draw to Chorley.
Danny Rowe has once again stayed at the club over the summer after finishing with 27 goals last season. Rowe has got himself off the mark this season scoring twice, both from the penalty spot.
AFC Fylde form: WDWDL
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