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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 27 Jan 2017
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FC Halifax Town face yet another tough game in their bid for promotion as they face Stockport County – a side also in the heat of the promotion race. County sit just one point off the play-offs with the final spot occupied by Billy Heath’s side.

The Shaymen’s 4-2 conquerors Salford City put their first defeat since October well and truly behind them in midweek after hitting Nuneaton Town for four at Moor Lane. They’ll look to build on that victory as they face another tough test against one of their main local rivals FC United of Manchester.

Kidderminster Harriers, who sit second nine points behind table toppers AFC Fylde, will be looking to make it two in a row against Nuneaton, and create a three-point gap between themselves and Chorley – who do not have a game.

The runaway leaders face rock-bottom Altrincham as Alty look to build on their impressive point away at Brackley, with the points needing to roll in sooner rather than later. Fylde restored their nine-point lead at the top after their victory over Alfreton in midweek.

Darlington 1883, the final side occupying a play-off spot, will be looking to get back to winning ways after their 3-3 draw at Stockport County. They face a tough test against a Curzon Ashton side who shocked many with their 3-2 victory over Fylde on the weekend.

Tamworth will be looking to put the 6-2 defeat to The Shaymen behind them last time out at the Lamb Ground as they face 14th place Boston United. The Lincolnshire outfit picked up an impressive 2-0 win away at Bradford Park Avenue as they look to make it two in a row.

A side who are looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone are Gainsborough Trinity as they sit in 19th only sit six points ahead of Park Avenue in the bottom three. Trinity will make the trip to Yorkshire to face a Harrogate Town who still have one eye on the play-offs as they sit five points off the top five.

Brackley would have felt like it was two points dropped and not point gained in midweek, in of a number of games in hand they have over the sides around them. They can get back to winning ways against relegation haunted Alfreton Town, who along with Gainsborough sit just six points off the bottom three.

Another side at the wrong end of the table are struggling Stalybridge Celtic, they host AFC Telford who lie in 17th. The home side need results ASAP and three points against the struggling Shropshire outfit would be a good place to start.

The final fixture of the weekend is Gloucester City against Worcester City. The former sit firmly in mid-table whilst the latter are looking over their shoulder, with Park Avenue just five points behind them. A win for Worcester could prove crucial come the end of the season.

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