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Dagenham & Redbridge: Match Preview

Posted by Matt Howitt
Posted on Tue 13 Mar 2018
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FC Halifax Town will be looking to follow up their first win under new manager Jamie Fullarton on Saturday when they take on Dagenham and Redbridge at the MBi Shay Stadium tonight.

The Shaymen fought well and came away with an impressive 3-1 win away at Woking at the weekend thanks to a Matty Kosylo double and a debut goal for Connor Thomson.

The game was Fullarton’s second in charge of the Shaymen following the previous postponement of the Sutton fixture and Town produced a superb performance for the new boss.

Fullarton will now turn his attention to Dagenham and Redbridge for the Tuesday night fixture, hoping his side can carry on from where they left off.

Halifax are now undefeated in their last three games, with victories over Hartlepool and Woking and the previous 0-0 draw against Eastleigh.

Dagenham, on the other hand, have not managed to hit a good run of form as of late, with six defeats in their last eight, the most recent being a 4-0 demolition at the hands of Tranmere.

The Shaymen now sit in 17th position in the National League, a strong six points above the relegation zone thanks to recent results.

Dagenham, however, have recently fallen off the pace of the other teams challenging for play-off positions and now find themselves in 11th position, 9 points behind Wrexham in 7th.

The Daggers will take confidence from their last outing against Town, as they came away 3-1 winners at Victoria Road back in September.

Other previous meetings between the sides have been tight, with Halifax edging the results over Dagenham in an FA Cup tie last season.

The Shaymen drew 0-0 at Victoria Road but went on to claim a 2-1 victory in the replay at the Shay to send them into second round thanks to Kosylo’s last minute winner.

When discussing Halifax’s danger man, you need look no further than Matty Kosylo who has been on fire since his return from injury and The Dagger’s defence will definitely be wary of the threat he poses on the left hand side.

Town, however, should be pleased to know that Dagenham top scorer Corey Whitely made the switch to Ebbsfleet following his knack of scoring against the Shaymen.

Yet the Shaymen must still be aware of the threat posed by Michael Cheek who has nine goals to his name this season.

Match Officials:

Referee: Simeon Lucas

Assistants:Edward Pidduck, Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth Official: Jonathon Bickerdike

Match Coverage:

There will be live updates and audio commentary available on the club website and Shaymen Audio.
You can also follow the action via Town’s official Twitter account, @FCHTOnline.

 

 

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