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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 30 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

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FC Halifax Town travel to the Impact Arena in Alfreton on Tuesday night, looking to make it four wins from five, after gaining 10 points against fellow top 8 sides.

The 0-0 draw against Stockport on Saturday ended Town’s three match winning run in which they dispatched of Chorley, Tamworth, and Salford.

Alfreton sit just above the relegation zone in 19th, having had their home match against Brackley postponed on Saturday, due to a waterlogged pitch. Prior to this, they are winless in four games, having lost last time out to league leaders AFC Fylde. Second half goals from Caspar Hughes and Daniel Bradley secured the three points for the Lancashire side.

The Derbyshire side have had contrasting seasons when it comes to their defence and their attack, having shipped 65 goals, yet scored a respectable 49. There’s often a goal-fest when it comes to Alfreton games, most recently a 6-3 defeat to Harrogate three weeks ago,.

The Shaymen and Alfreton are yet to meet in the National League North this season but did meet in the FA Trophy in January 2015. It’ll come as no surprise that this was a high scoring affair, as Town succeeded 5-3 at the Shay. Alfreton led three times in the game – 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 – but a hat-trick from Richard Peniket, as well as a Steve Williams goal and an own goal helped Town to the win.

Recent Form (League)

FC Halifax Town: DLWWWD

Alfreton Town: DDWLDL

One To Watch

Football League journeyman Craig Westcarr currently plies his trade at Alfreton, and could pose a threat to the Town defence on Tuesday night. With 10 goals this season, he is the Reds’ top scorer. His past clubs include Walsall, Notts County and Mansfield, and he is former England U21 international.

Match Officials

Referee: Martyn Rawcliffe

Assistant Referee: David Hunt 

Assistant Referee: Edward Pidduck

Coach Travel

The club will be running a coach, leaving the Shay at 4.30pm. The price is £10 per person. To book, call 07707143094.

Follow from Home

If you cannot make it to the Shay there will be full match commentary available on Shaymen Player HD.

Match updates will also be available on the Shaymen Wall as well as the club’s official Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/FCHTOnline)

 

Post-match reaction from Billy Heath and the squad will be available on Shaymen Player HD along with extended match highlights.

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