It’s a short turnaround for FC Halifax Town as they face Barnet for the second time in seven days. Ahead of Tuesday’s clash, here’s a look at how The Shaymen and The Bees have been getting on…
FC Halifax Town’s game on Saturday versus Ebbsfleet United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, meaning The Shaymen will have had seven days’ rest in order to prepare for the game at The Hive.
Prior to this, Jamie Fullarton’s side are unbeaten in their last five National League games with three wins and two draws. As aforementioned Halifax and Barnet face off against one another for the second time in a week, and Halifax’s last game saw them overcome Barnet 3-0 at The Shay. Goals from Devante Rodney, James Ferry & Manny Duku helped Halifax to the three points.
On 2nd March, The Shaymen went away to Eastleigh and came away from Hampshire with another three points with a narrow 1-0 win, with the winning goal coming from James Ferry. On 23rd February, Halifax played out a goalless draw with Havant & Waterlooville at The Shay, a game of few chances however the main flashpoint in the game came midway through the first half as James Berrett was sent off for Halifax. Despite having to play just under an hour of the game with a man down.
The first victory of Halifax’s five match unbeaten spell came on 19th February as Scott Quigley scored a last gasp winner to earn Halifax the win against Maidstone.
While, the start of the unbeaten run began at home to Aldershot as The Shaymen drew 0-0 with The Shots.
FC Halifax Town Form (last 5) – WWDWD
As for Barnet, it has been not as fortuitous. In their last five games in all competitions, The Bees have lost four and won once.
Their most recent game came on 9th March as they lost out 2-1 away to Gateshead. Barnet did take the lead through Ephron Mason-Clark’s goal in the first half, however were dealt a blow just before half time as forward Shaq Coulthirst was given his marching orders, sending Barnet down to ten men for the remainder of the game. An improved performance from Gateshead in the second half saw them come from behind to overcome The Bees.
Barnet then came to The Shay and lost 3-0 as aforementioned. Before that though, Barnet claimed their only win from their last five games as they beat Barrow 3-1. Goals from Elliot Johnson and Shaq Coulthirst as well as an own goal helped Darren Currie’s men to the win.
On 26th February, Barnet lost 0-2 away to Chesterfield then in FA Trophy action on 23rd February, Barnet were defeated in a penalty shootout against AFC Fylde after the game finished 0-0.
Barnet form guide (last 5) – LLLWL
A contrast in fortunes for FC Halifax Town and Barnet, let’s see what happens on Tuesday evening at The Hive, 7:45 kick off!
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