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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 18 Oct 2018
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FC Halifax Town travel to Warrington Town on Saturday for The Shaymen’s first FA Cup tie of the season.

Jamie Fullarton’s men were drawn against the Northern Premier League Premier Division side on the 8th of October for the 4th qualifying round of the famous English competition.

In the previous round of the competition The Yellows, as they’re commonly known, dumped out AFC Telford, proving too strong for a side in the division above them.

The yellows currently sit 2nd in the league only two points behind league leaders Scarborough Athletic. Warrington still have two games in hand though, meaning a victory in one of those games will see them leapfrog Scarborough.

With no losses since they lost 2-0 away at Farsley Celtic on the 18th of August, Paul Carden’s team are on a 14-game unbeaten streak at this moment in time.

In comparison, Halifax have only won one away game this season, on the opening day of the season at Braintree Town.

It will be a closely contested game with Warrington, the side in the 7th tier of English football, on a fine run of form. The Shaymen have picked up very good points recently, at home and away from The Shay playing against many of the teams at the top of the table.

Fullarton mentioned in his post-match interview that club captain Matty Brown has a slight injury, while James Berrett and Niall Maher both had to be substituted early in the Chesterfield tie.

Carden has created a strong defence while at the club. The club boasts an impressive record of not conceding in the league since the 21st of August, suggesting the game could be a tight affair.

Match Officials:

Referee: Kitchen, Andrew
Assistant Referee: Hawksby, Nicholas
Assistant Referee: Durnall, Steve
Fourth Official: Maskrey, Jonathan

The admission prices for Saturday’s game are as followed.

Adults £10.00

Concessions: £6.00

U16’s £2.00

If the game ends a draw, the replay would be held on Tuesday 23rd October

Book on the official coach to the game. It will leave the MBi Shay Stadium at 12.30pm and costs just £10 per person. Call 07707 143094 to book


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