FC Halifax Town face promotion contenders Hartlepool United this Saturday at the MBi Shay Stadium. The Shaymen will look to gain their place back in the play offs with coming away with all three points in this tasty looking affair.
Town go into the game with no wins in their last four games. Last game out they faced a torrid defeat at York Road losing 3-0 against Maidenhead United. After going down 3 goals down at half time, it was too tough of a task for the Shaymen to come back into the game, despite their fight and determination to try and find a way back.
FC Halifax Town hope to continue their great home form as they are still unbeaten at the MBi Shay Stadium winning 4 out of 5, after drawing their last home game conceding a last-minute equaliser to Leyton Orient, drawing the game 1-1. The Shaymen currently sit in 10th place after dropping down a few positions in the last couple of games but they’re only one point adrift from a play-off spot.
Hartlepool United hold a great away record so far this season, with them being unbeaten so far in the five away games they’ve played and also they haven’t lost in their last 8 games, only losing 1 game so far this season. They’ve won 3, drawn 2 of their away games, winning their last three games on the road against Solihull Moors, Havant & Waterlooville and Dagenham&Redbridge. Last game they faced Eastleigh at home, they couldn’t finish the game off and ended up drawing 1-1 after an Eastleigh equaliser in the last quarter of the game.
The two sides met last season at the MBI Shay Stadium, where FC Halifax Town came out 2-0 winners. It took till the 74th minute for FC Halifax Town to take the lead with Nathan Hotte grabbing the goal. The Shaymen sealed the win with Ben Tomlinson finding the net to double their lead. With FC Halifax Town having a good home record, and Hartlepool having a good away record, this game is setting up to be a cracker.
Form Guide (Last 5)
FC Halifax Town L, D, D, D, W
Hartlepool United D, W, D, W, W
Dayle Southwell 4 (FC Halifax Town)
Liam Noble 5 (Hartlepool United)
The Hunger Hill car park will be open from 1pm at a cost of £5.00 per car. Please have the correct change to assist
Referee: Daniel Middleton
Assistants: Andrew Dallison/Paul Tomes
Fourth Official: Gareth Thomas
Other League Games:
Aldershot Town vs Dover Athletic, Barnet vs AFC Fylde, Barrow vs Maidenhead United, Braintree Town vs Maidstone United, Chesterfield vs Gateshead, Eastleigh vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Ebbsfleet United vs Havant & Waterlooville, FC Halifax Town vs Hartlepool United, Harrogate Town vs Leyton Orient, Salford City vs Boreham Wood, Solihull Moors vs Bromley, Sutton United vs Wrexham
There will be live updates and commentary available on the club website and Shaymen TV.
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