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Dover Athletic v FC Halifax Town – National League – Live on BT Sport 5.20pm – Sat Sept 28
All eyes will be on the Kent coast on Saturday to see if either of these strong starters can keep up the heat at the top.
Few expected FC Halifax Town or Dover Athletic to be breathing down the leaders’ necks 13 matches into the new season.
Dover were of course second from bottom at this time last season but are now fifth, four points off the the top.
Despite indifferent form in the past fortnight, FC Halifax are also doing a lot better than most expected – they have slipped nicely into second and have eyes on promotion.
Dover have won two of the last three and have suffered just one defeat in six – they also have seven-goal Inih Effiong leading the line.
Halifax after stuttering with three losses in four have won five of their last eight National League matches.
Dover Athletic stats:
League position: 5th
Goals for: 19
Goals against: 15
Top scorer: Inih Effiong (7)
Last three results: W-W-D
FC Halifax Town stats:
League position: 2nd
Goals for: 23
Goals against: 14
Top scorer: Liam McAlinden (5)
Last three results: L-W-L
Big Match Pointers
Dover to win and both teams to score @23/10
Dover won this fixture 2-1 last season, the last meeting back in March 2019.
FC Halifax are the division’s top scorers with 23 goals in their 13 matches so far.
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