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Maidstone United: Match Preview

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 14 Apr 2023
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FC Halifax Town will host bottom of the table Maidstone United at the Shay on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.

The Shaymen go into the game in 15th place and will be looking for an 11th home victory of the campaign.

Town’s last three games have seen Chris Millington’s side book an Isuzu FA Trophy final at Wembley with a penalty shoot-out at Altrincham, a 3-1 home win over league leaders Wrexham and a 3-0 away victory in the Yorkshire derby against York City on Easter Monday.

It’s now 15 points from the last 24 on offer and Town have scored in each of the last four games and will be looking to improve further against the league’s bottom side.

Maidstone have 25 points and have just picked up two victories on the road this season. Its just five victories in 43 league games with all of them coming in the first half of the season with three wins in August and two wins in November 2022. They beat York 2-1 and Torquay 1-0 at home, won 3-1 at Aldershot, 2-0 at Scunthorpe and their last victory was at home to Maidenhead 3-2 back on the 26th November.

Their 0-0 draw at home to Barnet at the weekend brough an end to 7 defeats in a row.

Jack Barham is their top scorer with 9 goals to date.

The two sides met at the Gallagher Stadium earlier in the season with Maidstone rescuing a point in injury time through Roarie Deacon’s equaliser following Mani Dieseruvwe putting Town ahead midway through the second half.

Match Officials:Β 

Referee: Steven Copeland

Assistants: Ashley Clarke / Andrew Ellis

Fourth Official: Jacob Graham

Other Games:Β 

Aldershot Town vs Scunthorpe United

Barnet vs Wrexham

Boreham Wood vs Wealdstone

Chesterfield vs Eastleigh

Dorking Wanderers vs Altrincham

FC Halifax Town vs Maidstone United

Gateshead vs Bromley

Notts County vs Woking

Oldham Athletic vs Maidenhead United

Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town

Southend United vs Dagenham & Redbridge

Torquay United vs York City

Next Game

FC Halifax Town vs Bromley – Tuesday 18th April, 7.45pm kick-off

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