FC Halifax Town go again in The Buildbase FA Trophy this coming Tuesday, after a 2-2 draw with Solihull Moors at The Shay forces a replay down at Damson Park for a place in the third round.
It wasn’t until the second half when the game on Saturday really kicked into gear, Adi Yussuf scored within two minutes of the restart, then Nathan Blissett scored ten minutes later to double the advantage for the Moors.
On the hour mark returning midfielder Cameron King made his comeback from injury and instantly made an impact as Dayle Southwell lobbed the Solihull keeper from 19 yards.
Jonathan Edwards also made an impact from the bench, as he beat two defenders to work his way just outside the box only to be brought down a yard outside the penalty area. From that free kick Matty Kosylo beat the keeper to complete the comeback seven minutes from time.
The Shaymen will come into this game high on confidence having made the comeback from two goals down and finishing the game the stronger of the two sides. Along with not having lost a game since before Christmas.
The Moors come onto the game also with a positive festive period under their belts. Before Christmas they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Barrow and sat sixth in the league, now after one defeat on five in the league they have risen to third position.
Solihull will also be extra motivated for this game as a win for their side will see them break a club record. Getting to the second round of the FA Trophy has already matched Solihull’s best performance in the competition. They have only got to the second round twice, last season they lost 2-0 at Spennymoor Town and back in the 2012/13 season they lost 3-2 in North Wales to Wrexham.
Town have a proud history in this competition after winning the FA Trophy back in 2016 over Grimsby and are wanting to get their hands back on the trophy. This season they have already matched what they did last year by getting to the second round. But a 4-1 loss at home to Maidenhead United stop last season’s challenge. The Shaymen had a somewhat memorable first round game in this year’s FA Trophy as they beat Barrow 2-1 in awful conditions many players describing it as the worst they’ve played in and club captain Matty Brown describing it as “the coldest I’ve ever been on a football pitch.”
Referee: Savvas Yianni
Assistants: Adam Ricketts/Craig Simpson
Fourth Official: Ben Cooke
You can listen to live commentary from Damson Park on Shaymen Audio this Tuesday from 7:30pm for a 7:45pm kick off.
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