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Boston/Eccleshill: Match Preview

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2023
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The young Shaymen travel to Boston in search of a second consecutive win as they look to climb their way up the table.

NLFA North Division –

Town make the journey to Lincolnshire tomorrow to face Boston United at 1pm at the Community Stadium in another National League U19s Academy League game.

FC Halifax Town registered their second win of the season last Wednesday, in a brilliant 4-2 affair against South Shields, coming back from behind to beat The Mariners. This well fought victory saw Halifax bounce from 11th to 8th in the table.

The Shaymen’s number 9, Nellson Van scored a brace, with two very clinical finishes. Van will look to continue his fine scoring form as he faces a strong looking Boston defence.

Whilst Town are full of confidence, their opponents Boston are without a win in 3 games, 2 of these being defeats to Altrincham and Guiseley. Although Boston have made a strong start to the season and currently sit in 4th place on goal difference, despite having the same amount of points as 2nd in the table Altrincham.

A win for Halifax Town could possibly see them go as high as 6th, if all results go their way. As well as this, coming away with a victory tomorrow will install belief for a top table push, regardless of their somewhat shaky start to the season.

Both teams desperate for a win as Halifax host Eccleshill in bottom of the table clash.

Alliance Division ‘H’ –

Eccleshill visit FC Halifax Town tomorrow at Wyke Sports Village at 2pm in Division ‘H’ of the National League U19 Alliance.

The Eagles are making the short journey from Bradford to face a Town side who are still without a League win this season.

The young Shaymen’s last fixture was a 3-2 defeat to Farsley Celtic in a very tight game. Halifax aren’t shy in front of goal, with a whopping 15 goals in their last 5 matches. They will be looking to take this scoring form into their game tomorrow against an Eccleshill side who have only won 1 in 5.

The stats would suggest a high scoring game as both teams have conceded the most goals in the league aside from bottom of the table Oldham Athletic. In comparison to Towns 22 goals so far this season, The Eagles have only found the back of the net 6 times.

Halifax will be hoping their high goal tally with a stronger defensive performance will provide the foundation for their first league victory.

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