FC Halifax Town look to gain their first away win since the opening day of the season as they travel to Dagenham & Redbridge. The Shaymen have only won one league game since August and may face a tough task against Peter Taylor’s in form side, who have been victorious in each of their last 4 games. However, Jamie Fullarton’s men ran out 2-1 winners when the sides met at The Shay earlier in the season, so he will be hoping for a replica of that result.
High-flying Wrexham will start their life after Sam Ricketts with a home game against Eastleigh. The Wrexham gaffer was poached by Shrewsbury Town in the week, leaving caretaker boss Graham Barrow to prepare the Welsh side ahead of The Spitfires’ visit. Eastleigh haven’t been beaten in their last six matches, whilst Wrexham will surely take confidence from their 0-0 draw in the FA Cup against League 2 side Newport County last weekend.
Barnet booked their place in the third round of the FA Cup by beating Stockport County and were rewarded with an away tie against Sheffield United. They turn their attentions back to the league this weekend and travel to Ebbsfleet, who appear to be a club in some turmoil and were given a winding up order during the week.
Another side still in the FA Cup are Solihull Moors, who host Sutton United this weekend. Tim Flowers’ men are two months without a league defeat, whilst Paul Doswell’s U’s will be looking to break a run of four games without a win.
League leaders Leyton Orient make the short journey to Boreham Wood. League top scorer Macauley Bonne made his debut for Zimbabwe at the last international break, and he’ll be looking to net more for The O’s against The Wood, who haven’t won in their last five games.
Salford City are only a point behind Orient and visit of Chesterfield, who have now slipped into the relegation zone. The Spireites bizarre run of 9 draws in a row has become the longest unbeaten spell in the club’s history, although the fact that they’ve not won a league game since August is surely a more worrying statistic.
The promoted sides from last season’s National League South face off as champions Havant & Waterlooville host Braintree Town at West Leigh Park. The Hawks have found some recent form and have to 19th, although The Iron are still struggling and remain rooted to the foot of the table.
The weekend’s other fixtures are Maidenhead v Hartlepool, Barrow v Maidstone, Dover v Fylde, Gateshead v Bromley and Harrogate v Aldershot.
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