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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 10 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town make their shortest trip of the season as they travel to the Horsfall Stadium to play an inform Bradford Park Avenue, with manager Mark Bower guiding the club out of the bottom three.

The Shaymen will be looking to put their disappointing 1-0 midweek defeat to Alfreton Town behind them, whilst their opponents will be looking to make it four wins out of five.

It was a comfortable afternoon for the Shaymen with then, on-loan striker Alex Simmons, scoring twice and Tom Denton getting in on the act before Jordan Sinnott scored the fourth in the second half.

Town scored in the opening ten minutes’ courtesy of Simmons, who scored on his league debut after joining from National League side Lincoln City in early September. The forward was on hand to acrobatically put the ball beyond Dan Eccles in the Avenue goal.

The second came just four minutes later when Tom Denton got back on the scoresheet when the striker grabbed his first goal in six games. The away side failed to clear a corner and the striker was in the right place at the right time just to calmly roll the ball into the back of the net.

Just moments later and they were in cruise control when loanee Simmons scored his second and Town’s third to seal the game in the opening 20-minutes.

Ten minutes after half-time Heath’s side did in fact make it four thanks to summer signing Jordan Sinnott. The midfielder beat his defender with a fake shot before placing the ball beyond Eccles to put the game beyond all doubt.

Before this meeting earlier on in the season these two sides last met competitively in the West Riding Cup at the start of 2016, with the two sides playing out a 3-3 draw. In the 2012-13 season, the season in which Halifax won promotion to the National League, the Shaymen secured a point away from home thanks to Gareth Seddon.

The first meeting between Park Avenue and Halifax since the rebirth of the Shaymen came in January 2011. Town ran out comfortable winners 3-1 at the Horsfall Stadium. Jamie Vardy, Lee Gregory and club legend Tom Baker all got on the scoresheet in the season that Town secured their second successive promotion.

FC Halifax Town travel to Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday 11th March, with kick off scheduled for 3:00pm.

You can catch all the build-up and live match commentary on Shaymen Player HD from 2:45pm, as well as full match updates on the Shaymen Wall and our official Twitter feed @FCHTOnline.

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