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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 13 Aug 2018
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FC Halifax Town return to league action tomorrow night away at Salford City in the Vanarama National League.

The Shaymen sit top of the table following the first three games but our visitors sit in 21st place with just a draw and two defeats from their opening three games.

Salford have scored and conceded in every game so far and their only point came at home in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient, they have lost their two away games against Gateshead and Sutton United both 2-1.

2nd placed Chesterfield are also on the road as they travel to Holker Street to take on 8th placed Barrow.

Last season’s relegated side from League Two like the Shaymen have won all three games without conceding so far with a 1-0 win over Ebbsfleet, 3-0 over Aldershot and 1-0 over Braintree so far.

Barrow have four points from their opening nine on offer, losing at the MBi Shay Stadium having won their opening game at home over newly promoted Havant & Waterloville 3-0 and drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient at the weekend which saw Jack Hindle on the score sheet again for his third goal of the campaign so far.

Gateshead are currently third in the table with 100% record so far and they travel to mid table side Boreham Wood. Luke Armstrong has 4 goals so far out of the 7 scored so far for the Heed, whilst the only goal Boreham Wood have so far has been scored by Angelo Balanta.

Solihull are the final side with a 100% record and again they are away from home on Tuesday night, they face the trip to AFC Fylde.

Daniel Wright got his first goal of the season against Aldershot Town in a 1-0 win at the weekend and they will be hoping Adi Yussuf can add to his two goals so far this campaign. AFC Fylde’s top scorer Danny Rowe has two goals himself so far and is more than capable of scoring against the Moors.

Bottom of the table Aldershot Town have just a point so far and they are at home to Dagenham who are in 19th place on the same points but a better goal difference.

The Shots drew 0-0 on the opening day at home but have lost both of their away games at Chesterfield and Solihull.

Dagenham lost both of their opening two goals and picked up their first point with a 2-2 draw at home to Maidenhead at the weekend.

Braintree Town also are in the bottom four and they face a home game against Hartlepool United who are 7 places above them having drawn two games so far this season.

Dover host Havant & Waterlooville at the Crabble with just a point separating the two sides as they sit in 20th and 18th position respectively. Neither side has won a game this season so far in their opening three games.

Eastleigh’s win at Barnet at the weekend sees them a point ahead of their visitors Bromley in a mid table clash who drew at the weekend 1-1 against North Yorkshire side Harrogate Town.

Ebbsfleet will be looking for their first win at home of the season as they host Sutton United who have won both their home games to date, but drew their away game 2-2 at Harrogate Town.

Barnet travel to North Yorkshire to take on Harrogate Town tomorrow night looking for their first away win of the campaign.

Maidenhead will host Wrexham and Maidstone host Leyton Orient in the final two games



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