Saturday the 22nd of September sees FC Halifax Town looking to reinvigorate their season aiming to gain all three points against Hartlepool United who travel the MBi Shay Stadium for the clash at 3:00pm
The visitors come into the tie in a run of good form which sees the side from the North East unbeaten in their last 5 games.
Their run of good form initially started when they beat league newcomers Chesterfield 1-0 at home thanks to a strike from Nicky Featherstone. Another win soon followed for Hartlepool as they travelled to Havant and Waterlooville and where able to record a 2-1-win courtesy of a Liam Noble brace.
The Pool where able to continue their impressive unbeaten run as they drew at home to Barrow in a 0-0 stalemate before accomplishing another win this time a hard fought 1-0 win away at midlands side Solihull Moors.
The most recent game saw the former football league side share the points between themselves and Eastleigh, as result which means the visitors currently find themselves sitting in 6th place after their impressive unbeaten spell.
The side have managed to record a respectable amount of goals so far in the league with the Pool managing to amass 13 goals with the most thanks going to top scorer Liam Noble who has bagged nearly half of the goals this term as he sits on a personal tally of 5.
The second highest scorer is forward Niko Muir who was recently signed from Hendon who has managed to score 3 times in this campaign with the other goals coming from in an around the squad as Nicky Featherstone has converted twice whilst Michael Woods, Luke James and Jake Cassidy have all bagged once so far.
FC Halifax Town go into the tie looking to show their bounce back ability and return to winning ways after enduring a somewhat disappointing run of form in the past 5 games.
Jamie Fullarton’s side head into Saturday’s game after a disappointing result from last weekend after Town succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Maidenhead United.
A home win against Gateshead was the last real shining light in recent times for The Shaymen who were able to beat the side from the North East after a fine Jordan Preston finish. A run of three consecutive draws followed for the West Yorkshire side. However, whilst seemingly disappointing all three where against sides in the top half of the table and good football was played throughout these games.
An away draw at London based Sutton United was the first of the three draws with a Dayle Southwell strike meant the game finished tied as Town headed back to West Yorkshire with a well-earned point.
This was the same case in the following game as Wrexham welcomed The Shaymen to the Racecourse Ground for a game which ended in a 0-0 stalemate against the current second placed side.
Another 1-1 draw followed that game coming against currently ranked 3rd placed side Leyton Orient in a game where Town where unlucky not to take all three points as a late James Alabi equalizer cancelled out a Dayle Southwell penalty to see the spoils shared.
The most recent result was the most disappointing of the campaign so far and therefore FC Halifax Town will be making sure that they are on their top form to beat Hartlepool United and move up from 10th in the table.
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