3rd placed FC Halifax Town host 4th placed Solihull in the Vanarama National League on Saturday 31 August at The Shay; 3pm kick off. Here’s how the two sides have been faring recently…
FC Halifax Town (last 5) – W/W/D/L/W
Pete Wild’s side have taken 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five National League games.
Most recently, Town came from behind to beat Barrow 2-1 at Barrow’s Progression Solicitors Stadium. A penalty from Liam McAlinden and Liam Nolan’s effort earnt the three points for The Shaymen. Two days beforehand, Town produced an impressive 4-1 home win over AFC Fylde, with McAlinden, Tobi Sho-Silva, Cameron King and Jerome Binnom-Williams getting on the scoresheet for The Shaymen.
On 17th August, Town came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Aldershot Town. Binnom-Williams was able to notch late on in the game to snatch a point for the away side. Four days prior to the Aldershot Town fixture, Town lost their first game of the season, losing 1-0 to Wrexham at The Racecourse Ground.
On 10th August, The Shaymen grinded out a 1-0 win at home to Dagenham & Redbridge courtesy of McAlinden’s 15th minute goal.
Solihull Moors (last 5) – L/L/W/W/W
Tim Flowers’s Solihull Moors have taken nine points from their last five National League games, meaning they are a place and three points below Town in the National League table.
The Moors most recently went down 1-2 at home to Eastleigh on Bank Holiday Monday, with Mitch Hancox on the scoresheet for Solihull.
On 24th August, Solihull lost 2-0 to current league leaders Woking at Woking’s Laithwaite Community Stadium.
Prior to their two defeats, Solihull did win three games in a row. An own goal and a Jamey Osborne effort helped Solihull defeat Ebbsfleet United 2-1 on 17th August.
Solihull blew newly promoted Chorley away with a 1-6 victory at Chorley’s Victory Park. Nathan Blissett bagged a hat trick, while Paul McCallum hit a brace with Danny Wright rounding off Solihull’s big win.
On 10th August, The Moors beat Aldershot 2-1 at home. A Paul McCallum spot kick and Matt Stenson’s strike guided Solihull to the three points.
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