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Boston United: We’ve Met Before

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 20 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town return to league action this weekend when they travel to the Jakesman Stadum to  take on Boston United on Saturday.

Goals from Jordan Sinott and an astonishing strike on the half-way line from Jake Hibbs last time out away to Harrogate Town secured the Shaymen’s passage into the FA Cup 1st round , where they face a long journey down to Dagenham and Redbridge on Bonfire night- kick off 3pm.

It’s been over three years since Halifax and Boston United last met (2012/13 season) and the Shaymen will be looking  to build on the club’s good record against them. 

The teams have only faced off 4 times previously, with Town winning half of those games. The previous fixture back in 2013 was a hard fought 2-1 victory for Halifax on the road under the management of Neil Aspin at the time. 

Town’s Chris Worsley arrived late into the box to latch onto a Ryan Toulson cross from the right to slam home the opening goal on the stroke of half-time, before it was cancelled out by Marc Newsham via the penalty spot just past the hour mark. Halifax restored the lead and minutes later courtersy of an Alex Titchiner strike in what proved to be the winner.

Halifax’s only defeat to Boston United came in the reverse fixture at the MBI Shay back in October 2012 in what was also a 2-1 scoreline.

Striker Mark Jones gave Boston an early lead before Newsham sealed the points with 15 minutes remaining with an impressive lob over Halifax’s Matt Glennon. Subsitute Gareth Seddon could only provide a consolation for the Shaymen in the final few minutes.

Halifax go into Saturday’s game full of confidence on the back of five straight victories in all competitions whereas hosts Boston will be looking to get back to winnings after failing to record one in their last 3 games (2 draws and a defeat). 

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