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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 12 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town make the midweek trip down to Lincolnshire as they visit Gainsborough Trinity.

The Shaymen will be looking to make it consecutive victories after an assured 1-0 victory over Stalybridge Celtic. Gainsborough will also be looking to make it six points within four days after their convincing win at home to AFC Telford on Saturday.

Current form:

Billy Heath’s men have been in good form recently, picking up seven points from a possible nine in their last three outings against AFC Telford, Salford City and Stalybridge Celtic. This in turn closing the gap on the teams within the top five.

The Shaymen held on for the points against Stalybridge despite the away side hit the post twice, missing a glaring opportunity to steal a point on one of the occasions. Trinity picked up their first win in five matches after a deserved win over mid-table Telford. Prior to this Gainsborough had only picked up six points in their first nine games.

FC Halifax Town: WLLWDW
Gainsborough Trinity: WLDDLW

The Holy Blues key-man comes in the shape of forward Ashley Worsfold. The 25-year-old spent his youth career at Sheffield Wednesday before moving onto Goole Town. Worsfold is a new addition to Dominic Roma’s side having only signed in the summer from Northern Premier League side Buxton. The striker has hit the ground running for his new side, scoring five in ten matches – Two of them coming against Telford last time out. Ashley already has previous experience having played for The Shaymen’s promotion rivals Harrogate Town, where he scored fifteen goals during his spell. Worsfold could cause Town’s centre-back’s some trouble if he gets the right service from his teammates.

Last Meeting:

The last time these two teams met was on New Year’s Day in 2013. It wasn’t the ideal start to 2013 with a 3-0 defat at The Northolme. Town were swept away in 15 second half minutes as Craig Nelthorpe, Terry Hawkridge and Darryn Stamp gave Trinity their sweet revenge for the 3-0 defeat on Boxing Day against Neil Aspin’s men. The score line could have been much worse for the Shaymen faithful with the Lincolnshire side hitting the woodwork on three separate occasions.

Match Officials:
Referee: Simon Mather
Assistant Referee: Adam Smith
Assistant Referee: Lee Hible

Follow the game:
There will be full match commentary on Shaymen Player.
Match updates will also be available on the Shaymen Wall as well as the club’s Official Twitter feed. (
Shaymen Player will also have full match commentary from the game as well as extended match highlights from the game, as well as all the reaction from Billy Heath and the team.

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