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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 23 Jan 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will travel to Aldershot’s Recreation Ground where the in-form Shots have won their last four. Both teams are going into the clash on the back of good results, Aldershot convincingly beat a lacklustre Barnet 3-1 and the Shaymen did league leaders Luton a favour by holding contenders Cambridge to a 1-1 draw at the Shay, despite being reduced to ten men. A win For Town would put them on 47 points, while a home win would see the Hampshire club further distance themselves from the relegation pack.

Tenth placed Barnet play host to league strugglers Southport, in the hope that they can rediscover some form in the wake of Edgar Davids’ exit and that miserable 3-1 home loss to Aldershot on Tuesday. Barnet are without a draw in their last ten games, that run includes losing five of their last six. Despite their recent poor form The Bees can still boast a better record than their visitors on Saturday. Just one win in their last ten games has seen Southport slip into the drop zone so there’s a lot on the line for these out-of-favour teams.

Second bottom Dartford surprised a lot of people on Tuesday, when they beat this year’s FA Cup underdogs, Kidderminster Harriers. The 2-1 win was the Darts’ first three points 19th October 2013 when they beat bottom team Hyde. This time out they’ll be facing league challengers Cambridge, who with a win and a game in hand, could go top of the Skrill Conference Premier.

A resurgent Chester have moved themselves out of the relegation zone with Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Woking and they will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins when they face an unpredictable Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn. There’s also a bottom of the league battle, when Hyde try to pick up their second win of the season against fellow relegation contenders Tamworth. Lincoln City and Woking are 17th and 18th respectively, both teams will be looking to climb up the table and secure their safety from the drop.

Elsewhere in the Skrill Conference Premier, Gateshead take on mid-table Essex outfit Braintree, Hereford entertain play-off challengers Salisbury, league leaders Luton face comeback kings Nuneaton and Grimsby make the trip to North Wales to try and slay the Dragons.

 

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