FC Halifax Town face AFC Fylde in this week’s mid-week mixture down at The Shay Stadium. Looking to put the disappointment of the weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Hartlepool behind them The Shaymen will looking forward to having a game so quickly after.
A win for Town would put them level on 21 points with Fylde who are currently in eighth position after their draw at the weekend.
Here we will look at the four meetings between the two sides.
30/03/18 AFC Fylde 2-0 FC Halifax
Fylde got their own back on The Shaymen on their early season defeat in their push for promotion. A dominant performance by Fylde took time for them to get on the scoresheet as they hit the post a couple of times in the first half. Jonny Smith broke the deadlock straight away in the second half and James Hardy doubled their lead seven minutes later to seal the victory.
02/09/17 FC Halifax 2-1 AFC Fylde
A tight affair between the two sides took till just short of the hour mark to kick into life. Striker Danny Rowe took the lead for the visitors only for Tom Denton to equalise no more than two minutes later. Town kept the momentum and pressured Fylde. That pressure finally tolled when Denton got his second with just over 10 minutes of normal time remaining. A sending off for Fylde’s Matthew Blinkhorn in the final few minutes made The Shaymen’s job easier to see through for the three points.
14/04/17 FC Halifax 0-1 AFC Fylde
Fylde secured their promotion from The National League North as champions as Danny Rowe again scored the only goal of the game to stop Town’s chances of going up as champions. But we all know it didn’t matter in the end.
27/08/16 AFC Fylde 3-2 FC Halifax
This early season match between the two favourites of the division had the goals we expected. Tom Denton got The Shaymen off and running with a goal on the half hour mark. But, it didn’t last long as Casper Hughes equalised two minutes later. All square starting the second half, disaster struck for Town as an own goal from Danny Hone just after the restart put The Shaymen on the back foot. Hone reprieved himself scoring an equaliser, but Town couldn’t get the winner. The winner was scored by Fylde’s Bohan Dixon 10 minutes from time.
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