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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 3 Aug 2017
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Aldershot Town will be the visitors to the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday as FC Halifax Town are back in the Vanarama National League after regaining our place following a 2-1 win over Chorley in the Promotion Final back in May.

Just under 8000 fans witnessed Scott Garner’s extra time goal which returned the Shaymen back to the National after just one season following relegation in the 2015/16 season.

Billy Heath will be managing his side in the top tier of non-league football for the first time after opting to join Town last summer after promotion with North Ferriby United to the National in the previous season.

FC Halifax Town Promotion Final CelebrationPreseason has generally gone well for Heath with four wins, one draw and two defeats against Alfreton Town and Bradford City.

Aldershot come into the game after completing their pre-season preparations with a 1-1 draw against AFC Wimbledon

Last Time We Met: 

The Shaymen lost 2-0 at home to the Shots in April 2016 prior to relegation to the Vanarama North.

Both goals came in the second half as Jim Stevenson and Rhys Browne were both on target for the visitors.

There is just four players that played for the Shaymen that day still at the Club. Sam Johnson has joined Town permanently this summer and was on loan from Port Vale at that time.

Scott McManus, Josh MacDonald and Jake Hibbs all featured for Jim Harvey’s side at the MBi Shay Stadium.

Town Team: Johnson, Bolton, McManus, Bencherif, Roberts, James, Hibbs, MacDonald (McDonald), Wroe (Hughes), Burrow, Peniket (Fairhurst).

Attendance: 1714

Other Meetings between the two sides: 

5th September 2015 – Aldershot 3 Town 2

10th March 2015 – Aldershot 1 Town 1

6th September 2014 – Town 1 Aldershot 0

25th January 2014 — Aldershot 2 Town 2

16th November 2013 – Town 4 Aldershot 0

Aldershot Town Squad for the game:

1 Jake Cole, 2 Nick Arnold, 3 Cheye Alexander, 5 Will Evans, 7 Shamir Fenelon, 8 Manny Oyeleke, 9 Scott Rendell, 10 Matt McClure, 11 Bernard Mensah, 12 Will de Havilland, 14 Shaun Okojie, 15 Kodi Lyons-Foster, 16 Jake Gallagher, 17 Jim Kellermann, 18 James Rowe, 22 Callum Reynolds, 23 Luca Wrightman 24 Matt Bozier, 25 Mark Smith, 27 Bobby-Joe Taylor, 29 Charlie Dawkins

Season Ticket Collection:

For those that have purchased season tickets, this are available for collection – click here for the times.


Matchday Admission

The 2017/18 matchday prices can be found here

FC Halifax Town fans will be in the South and East Stands, while Aldershot Town will be in the segregated part of the right hand side of the East Stand.

Club Shop:

The shop will be open between 1.30pm and 2.45pm ahead of kick-off on Saturday.

Match Officials:

Referee: Joseph Johnson

Assistant Referees: Kenwyn Hughes, Richard Woodward

Fourth Official: Elliott Heward

Match Coverage:

There will be full match commentary on our brand new Shaymen Audio service which is FREE for every game that is covered.

Updates will be available on the website, social media updates as usual and all the goals/interviews will be available on Shaymen TV on Monday.

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