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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 13 Sep 2018
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FC Halifax Town are back on their travels as they travel south to take on Maidenhead United in the National League on Saturday (15th September).

Jamie Fullarton’s side go into Saturday’s game in fifth place in the league table, with a record of five wins, three draws and two defeats.

Last time out, they shared the points in a 1-1 draw with unbeaten Leyton Orient at the MBi Shay Stadium. Team top goalscorer Dayle Southwell put The Shaymen in front with a penalty, but were pegged in dramatic fashion when Leyton Orient’s James Alabi equalised in the dying seconds, which meant a point apiece.

FC Halifax Town head to York Road looking for their first win in four matches, after recording three successive draws in the league, with two of those draws coming on the road – a 0-0 with Wrexham and a 1-1 with Sutton United. So far, Halifax have managed five points on their travels (1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats), with their only away win coming on the first day of the season when they beat Braintree 0-2.

Meanwhile, Maidenhead currently sit in 14th place in the National League table, and have three wins, two draws and five defeats from their ten games. Two of their three wins so far have came at York Road including their last home game against Eastleigh which they won 2-0 thanks to a Josh Kelly double. Last time out, Alan Devonshire’s side went away to Barnet and suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat. But they will return to home comforts this Saturday hoping for another home win.

The two sides last met at York Road in January when they played out a goalless draw while in the reverse fixture in September 2017 saw The Shaymen grab all three points in a 3-2 thriller. Halifax raced into a 3-0 lead that day with goals coming courtesy of Adam Morgan and a Matty Kosylo brace, however The Magpies sprung into life with two goals late on from Jake Goodman and Sean Marks but Halifax managed to hang on on that particular occasion.

Form Guide (last 5)

Maidenhead L/W/D/W/W

Halifax D/D/D/W/L

Top Scorers

Dayle Southwell 4 (Halifax)

Josh Kelly 3 (Maidenhead)

Match Officials

Referee: Lloyd Wood

Assistant Referees: Gary Jerden & Michael Ryan

Fourth Official: Roger Smith

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