FC Halifax Town will travel down to Eastleigh off the back of their first league win since the 23rd of December. Today we look at both sides form going into this tight match from the Vanarama National League.
The hosts, Eastleigh have struggled in their last three games. Losing by a two-goal margin against Boreham Wood, Chester and Maidenhead. Whereas the Shaymen have been playing some of their better football this year with a draw against Wrexham, an unfortunate loss versus Ebbsfleet and the brilliant win against Hartlepool on Tuesday.
Eastleigh, under the management of Andy Hessenthaler have been hard to beat when sides have travelled to Ten Acres. They have only lost three of their last ten games at home this season. However, they also find it difficult to finish games off, winning only two of them.
Where Eastleigh may have struggled to pick up wins at home, Halifax have struggled to win away recently. Only one win away in the last ten games has hampered the Yorkshire side. However, a few good draws in them ten games to the likes of Wrexham, Dover, Bromley and Boreham wood, all sides in the top eight. Jamie Fullarton will be looking to take points away from the side sitting in 14th in his first game in charge.
16 different players have scored for Eastleigh in the league this season. In comparison to Halifax’s 12 different scorers.
Halifax’s new manager, Jamie Fullarton played 18 games for Scotland U21’s in the mid 90’s.
The new boss also nearly had to have his foot amputated during his playing career. While Fullarton was at Dundee United he suffered a severe double break and dislocation of the ankle.
The 3-3 draw between the two sides on the 25th of November is Eastleigh’s highest away scoring game of the season. They did draw with Bromley 4-4 at home though two weeks later. The draw is Halifax’s joint highest scoring game this season.
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