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Season In Numbers

Posted by Rohit Bains
Posted on Fri 3 Apr 2020
Posted in First Team

With the season taking a mandatory pause; let us take a look at how the numbers have shaped up as of now. All stats have been kindly provided by Dave Foy aka Shaymen Stats.

Firstly, focusing on the team as a whole – Town have played 43 games in all competitions, winning 20 of those games. Out of the victories, eleven took place at home and nine games were won on the road.

A total of seven matches have been played out as draws this season, with three at The Shay Stadium and four away from home.

Leaving Town with 16 losses in all competitions, nine of which came at home and the remaining seven away from The Shay.

When it comes to goals (all competitions) the Shaymen have knocked up 59 strikes and conceded a total of 56 goals.

Now focusing on specific competitions, a total of 37 games have been played in the Vanarama National League so far this season. Having a won-drawn-loss record of 17-7-13.

Town currently sits sixth in the National League table and occupy their play-off place three points clear of Solihull Moors – the first team outside of the play-offs in eighth.

Halifax are on 58 points after 37 matches this season, that is a ratio of 1.6 points per game. As for goals, the side has scored half a century (50) in the league and conceded 49.

The Shaymen have participated in three cup competitions this season – the Emirates FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and the West Riding County Cup. Town played five matches across the three competitions.

Managing to win twice in the FA Trophy and once in the County Cup. However, defeats in all three meant Town exited each competition at the hands of Harrogate Town (2-1 loss in the FA Cup), Halesowen Town (most recently in the FA Trophy) and Farsley Celtic (2-1 away loss in the County Cup).

Overall, The Shaymen’s biggest win at home so far was a 4-0 FA Trophy win over Wrexham. The biggest win on the road came at the Kuflink Stadium as a 4-1 victory on the opening day of the season saw off Ebbsfleet.

Turning attention away from the team, and now looking at individual players – Town’s top goal scorer this season is Liam McAlinden. McAlinden scored ten goals in all competitions before his January move to Stockport County.

As for current Halifax players, Tobi Sho-Silva has the most goals to his name with seven, closely followed by Cameron King on six, as well as Devante Rodney and Jack Redshaw who are both on five goals.

Interestingly, the club’s fifth top goal scorer is defender Jerome Binnom-Williams with four goals, three of those came in the league and one in the cup. Mentioning the cup, it is Jack Redshaw who is the club’s top scorer in cup competitions with two.

Top Goal Scorers List (All Competitions)

  1. Liam McAlinden – 10 goals
  2. Tobi Sho-Silva – 7 goals
  3. Cameron King – 6 goals
  4. Devante Rodney & Jack Redshaw – 5 goals
  5. Jerome Binnom-Williams – 4 goals
  6. Jamie Allen, Niall Maher & Michael Duckworth – 3 goals
  7. Liam Nolan, Josh Staunton & Nathan Clarke – 2 goals
  8. Shaun McCoulsky, Jack Earing, Danny Williams, Charlie Cooper and Matt Rowson – 1 goal

From scoring goals at one end, we now observe saving them at the other, Town goalkeeper Sam Johnson has played 41 matches this season and helped keep 12 clean sheets. The most consecutive number of clean sheets were three, between 28th September-12th October 2019.

Johnson is the second top-appearance maker this season, just one game behind Josh Staunton who leads the way with 42 games under his belt. Staunton has played 3,837 minutes of football this season.

The defensive-midfielder has played that number of minutes in a possible 3,870 which gives him a percentage of 99.15% of minutes played. The only players with a 100% record of minutes played out of a possible number, is Johnson and youngster Jake Taylor.

Johnson was not part of the squad when missing two of the 43 games he hadn’t played, leaving him with 100% minutes out of the matchday squads he was part of. Whereas, Taylor was in the squad for one game this season and played the full match.

Johnson and Staunton get further mentions when it comes to the players who have been part of the most victories this season. The pair are joined by defender Nathan Clarke on partaking in 19 wins this season.

There are three players who have 100%-win records when they have played, those three are youngsters Taylor, Nick Crane and Mossimo Ciccarelli.

Top Ten Appearance Makers (All Competitions)

  1. Josh Staunton – 42 Appearances
  2. Sam Johnson – 41 Appearances
  3. Tobi Sho-Silva – 38 Appearances
  4. Nathan Clarke – 37 Appearances
  5. Jeff King & Jamie Allen – 35 Appearances
  6. Cameron King – 34 Appearances
  7. Michael Duckworth – 33 Appearances
  8. Jerome Binnom-Williams, Niall Maher, Danny Williams & Charlie Cooper – 30 Appearances
  9. Liam Nolan – 29 Appearances
  10. Liam McAlinden – 28 Appearances

This completes an overview of Halifax Town’s season stats so far we would like to thank Dave Foy for providing us with the statistics.

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