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Brackley Town: We’ve Met Before

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 3 Apr 2017
Posted in First Team


We’re back to midweek action this Tuesday night as FC Halifax Town make another of their longer away trips, this time to Brackley Town.

Billy Heath’s side are in high spirits after recording their third straight league victory, coming from behind to impressively win 2-1 down at Aggborough against title hopefuls Kidderminster.

Previous meetings against Brackley have been a mixed bag. The reverse fixture this campaign took place back in October at The Shay, with the visitors running out 3-1 winners, stunning the Shaymen. Jordan Sinnott’s opener gave Halifax a half-time lead, but a ruthless 13-minute spell in the second half saw the away side strike three times, through a Lee Ndlovu brace and a Steve Diggin goal.

The last meetings between the two sides were in the same division, with a trio of encounters in the 2012/13 season. Both league fixtures finished goalless – firstly the away fixture in October 2012, followed by the March 2013 stalemate at The Shay.

This was followed by the memorable playoff final down in Northamptonshire, which saw Halifax’s journey back to the top tier of non-league complete as striker Lee Gregory, now of Millwall, bagged a close-range strike in the 75th minute to send the travelling side and supporters delirious as they pipped Brackley to the Conference Premier.

Tuesday night awaits, where Halifax look to continue their brilliant recent run and avenge Town for this season’s reverse fixture.

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