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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 3 Feb 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will be looking to get back in the winning column when they battle it out with one of the most unpredictable teams in the league come Tuesday night when they play Salisbury City.

Salisbury will be looking to take advantage of Town’s last result and will be coming to the Shay full of confidence. However, Town’s home matches are a lot different to their away matches.

The players will have to put this weekend’s result behind them, as well as the 3-1 loss in the reverse fixture behind them if they are looking for the three points and to move up the table.

Team News: Danny Lowe was doing some warm-ups pre-match versus Lincoln City so you could expect to see him back on the team sheet in the near future.

Matt Pearson will miss the game as he starts a two match ban for picking up 10 yellow cards this season.

Current Form: Halifax have lost two and drawn four of their last six games however, this isn’t a true reflection of the recent form. The draws came against stubborn teams like Gateshead, Wrexham, Cambridge and Aldershot. Their most recent outing did end in a disappointing 3-1 loss, but there were certainly some positives to take from that game into the mid-week clash with Salisbury.

Key Man: 22-year-old Dan Fitchett is the Key man for Salisbury City. The young striker has bagged 13 goals for the Whites this season including ten league goals.

Played for both: Danny Glover 12/13

Last Meeting: The last meeting between the two teams came on 31st August and finished Salisbury City 3 – 1 FC Halifax Town. The Shaymen were reduced to nine men in that game after teammates Josh Wilson and Kevin Holsgrove saw red.


Referee: Kavanagh, Christopher.

Assistant Referee: Isherwood, Chris.

Assistant Referee: Woodward, Richard.

Fourth Official: Johnston, Ian.

There will, as always, be live coverage of the game courtesy of our media team. Who will provide updates via the Shaymen Wall and live audio commentary via Shaymen Player. There will also be extended match highlights from the game and exclusive interviews with Neil Aspin and his troops on Shaymen Player following the game.

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