FC Halifax Town travel to an in-form Eastleigh this upcoming Saturday. Ahead of the game, here’s a look at the two sides recent form in the past five games.
Last game out, FC Halifax Town couldn’t find the net against a struggling Havant&Waterlooville at the Shay as the game ended 0-0. The Shaymen made it harder for themselves though as they went down to ten men inside the first half as James Berrett was awarded a red card.
A midweek game on the 19th of February, the Shaymen travelled to Maidstone United. It was looking like the game was going to end as a 0-0 draw again, but Scott Quigley popped up to the rescue with three minutes left on the clock to get his long-awaited goal for the Shaymen to win them all three points.
In the other games involved in February and late January, FC Halifax Town played out 0-0 draws against Aldershot and Salford City at the Shay. And also lost to relegation rivals Chesterfield 1-0 in a tough away fixture at the ProAct Stadium.
FC Halifax Town form (last 5): DWDLD
As for our opponents, we are travelling to the most in-form side in the league. Eastleigh have won their last five games in the national game and pushed themselves up the table into the play offs as they now sit in 5th place. They had a fantastic away win on Saturday as they defeated Promotion challengers Salford City 2-0. McCallum came up with one in the first half and one in the second to win them the game.
On the 16th February, they luckily scraped a 2-1 home win against bottom of the league Braintree Town. McCallum sent them 2-0 up with 2 goals again inside the first 17 minutes. Braintree did miss a penalty and pull a goal back before half time though, so they could’ve been level. Eastleigh went down to ten in the second half but held onto the victory.
Eastleigh and McCallum shown their form in the 3-1 away win at Aldershot, as McCallum bagged a hat trick which meant he has scored six in his last three games to show he’s the danger man for Eastleigh.
In late January, Eastleigh snatched a late win away to Bromley as Boyce scored an 88th minute winner, and the game before against Sutton at home in a game full of goals, Eastleigh snatched an 88th minute winner to win the game 3-2.
Eastleigh have shown how serious they are, and they’re going to be a tough team to beat with the football they’re currently playing.
Eastleigh form (last 5) WWWWW
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