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FC United: Preview

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 24 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

Tuesday night sees FC United of Manchester visit the MBi Shay Stadium in the Vanarama National League North following the original postponement due to FA Cup commitments for FC Halifax Town. The Shaymen head into the match in a good run of form following six consecutive victories in league and cup, the most recent coming with Saturday’s 4-1 away win at Boston United courtesy of doubles from Tom Denton and Alex Simmons. FC United’s form has been inconsistent at best having picked up 8 points in their last six, although an away win at Kidderminster on Saturday will give the Red Rebels reason for optimism come Tuesday.

The result was FC United’s second away win of the season, but The Shaymen’s home form is intimidating for all visitors. Town have won their last three home games and no side have conceded fewer goals on home soil โ€“keeping four clean sheets in their six home games this season.ย 

The game is FC United’s third consecutive away game following the aforementioned win at Kidderminster, a result which helped move Halifax into the playoffs โ€“but the result came after a run of only one win in their previous seven games. Goals have not been a problem either for the side and with George Thomson already on 10 goals for the season in league and cup, the attacking midfielder will look to cause more problems come Tuesday.

Recent Form (most recent first):

Halifax: WWWLWD

FC United of Manchester: WLWDDL

Match Officials:

Referee: Daniel Dicicco

Assistant Referees: Aaron Bannister and Daniel Jarvis.

Follow from home:

There will be full match commentary on Shaymen Player HD

Match updates will also be available on the Shaymen Wall as well as the club’s Official Twitter feed (

After the game, Shaymen Player HD will have extended match highlights, as well as all the reaction from Billy Heath and the squad.

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