On Saturday FC Halifax Town progressed to the next round of the FA Cup with a close 2-1 victory over Stalybridge Celtic. Town will be hoping that their current run of good form continues this weekend, as they face the long trip down to Gloucester.
Gloucester sit 7th in the table, just one spot above Halifax, with the same point tally. Although Gloucester’s recent form, only one win from their last five games, may not look convincing, their home form is rather remarkable. Having lost just once, drawn twice, Gloucester have won their four other games at the LCI Rail Stadium.
The two sides last met on February 19th 2013 in the Vanarama National League North, during Halifax’s promotion campaign.
Halifax took the lead early, and went into the changing rooms at half time 2-0 up. A penalty by Daniel Andrew late in the game brought the score back to 2-1 but it was too little, too late from Gloucester as the Shaymen went on to win the game.
Whilst history may be on the side of the Shaymen, winning three out of the four clashes between the two sides (and drawing the fourth), Gloucester’s form shall prove to be a difficult hurdle to over come for Billy Heath’s men.
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