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Posted by Jack Booth
Posted on Thu 11 Apr 2019
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FC Halifax Town host Bromley on Saturday afternoon in the National League (3pm).

The Shaymen go into Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient last time out. Halifax were 2-0 up in the game courtesy of goals from Manny Duku and Devante Rodney, however were pegged back twice, including an agonising equaliser in second half injury time.

However, Jamie Fullarton’s side return to home comforts at The Shay on Saturday. Halifax hold a decent record at home of late, having lost just once in the league at home since 22nd December. With that defeat coming in their last home game as they were beaten 0-1 by Maidenhead United.

Halifax go into the game sat in 15th position.

As for Bromley, they sit two places above Halifax in 13th. Last time out, Bromley drew 2-2 with Aldershot. The Ravens took the lead in the game thanks to JJ Hooper, but went on to fall behind against The Shots; however they salvaged a point from the game as Hooper grabbed his second of the game.

Bromley tend to fare better on home turf as opposed to on their travels. At home, they have collected 35 points whereas on the road, they have managed 20 points.

The aforementioned Hooper will be the man to watch out for. Since joining Bromley on loan from League Two side Grimsby Town in December, he has notched 12 National League goals in 19 games.

In the reverse fixture at Bromley’s Hayes Lane in September, the sides shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Josh Staunton and Jordan Preston were on the scoresheet for The Shaymen on this occasion.

Since 2015, the sides have faced each other five times, where Bromley hold the head to head advantage, having won two of the five ties. Halifax’s only win against The Ravens came in 2017 when they won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Matty Kosylo and Tom Denton.

Saturday’s game will be refereed by Savvas Yianni. He will be assisted by Terry Fletcher & Darren Strain. While Leo Howard will be the fourth official on Saturday.

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