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South Shields/Farsley Celtic: Match Preview

Posted by Lucas Heslop
Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2023
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Both Town teams to play on the same day in two big games: Can they both get the win? NLFA North Division –

FC Halifax Town welcome South Shields to the Wyke Sports Village tomorrow at 2pm in the National League U19 Academy League

Town’s previous result in the League was a heavy loss to Chester away from home. Despite the loss the young Shaymen were in the game for a long period but conceded late against a very strong side, who sit 2nd in the league. 

Looking to bounce back from their recent defeat, Halifax will be desperate to beat a South Shields team, who are struggling this season and are currently bottom of the league without a win.  Despite their league form South Shields have competed well in the FA Youth Cup and were one a few non-league teams to reach the second round.

If Halifax are to come out as the victors in this fixture, their scoring form will need to improve, and this is the perfect game to display their forward talent.  

South Shields have conceded 19 goals this season, the joint most in the league so far. Town’s attackers will be chomping at the bit to regain their scoring form. 

Shields’ last result saw them lose 4-1 to York City at home league, as well as losing to Grimsby to exit the FA Youth Cup  so both teams will want to install some confidence in their dressing room in what looks to be a fiesty affair. 

Alliance Division ‘H’ –  

FC Halifax Town travel to West Riding County HQ to take on Farsley Celtic tomorrow at 12pm in Division ‘H’ of the National League U19 Alliance. 

Town currently sit in 10th place in the table, having drawn 4 of their 7 league fixtures and are still looking for that much needed first win to get 3 points on the board. 

Farsley Celtic are without a win in 3, and their previous fixture saw them crash out the cup in a 2-0 loss to Bradford Park Avenue. 

In contrast, Halifax have just come off the back of a brilliant win against Liversedge, also in the cup.  

Despite Farsley sitting 3 points above Town in the table, The Shaymen will be full of confidence going into the fixture. 

A first win in the league will see Halifax go level on points with Farsley Celtic, and begin to make progress up the table. 

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