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Woking: Match Preview

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 8 Mar 2018
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FC Halifax Town face another long journey down south to the Kingfield Stadium, where they will take on Woking in the Vanarama National League.

The game will be Jamie Fullarton’s second game in charge of the side after last weekend’s home fixture against Sutton United was postponed due to heavy snow.

Unlike the Shaymen, the Cardinals don’t come into this game following an extended break, having played away at Sutton on Tuesday night.

The match at Gander Green Lane saw Woking beaten 2-0, with Byron Harrison and Tom Bolarinwa scoring the goals for Paul Doswell’s side.

The loss means that Anthony Limbrick’s men have now only won twice in 13 games, with 9 of those games ending in defeat.

The Surrey side will be confident however, having not lost to their visitors in the previous 4 clashes.

Their form sees them currently sit in 15th position, only 4 points ahead of Halifax, who sit in 17th with a game in hand on their hosts.

With 4 points from their last 2 outings, the table is beginning to look a lot healthier for the Shaymen.

A draw away to Eastleigh, as well as their first win in 8 games against Hartlepool United at the MBi Shay Stadium, have been results that will boost the side’s confidence of securing their place within this league next year.

Having lost top scorer and top assist maker Inih Effiong, who moved to Ross County back in January, and 7 goal winger Joe Ward to Peterborough United, it is Charlie Carter who has been the most prolific for the Cardinals.

The central attacking midfielder has hit the target on 8 occasions this campaign but has only scored once in his last 9 games.

They will also be looking to the creative talents of Kane Ferdinand in the middle of the park, who has grabbed 7 assists, as well as 4 goals himself.

It was a less than memorable affair the previous time these two sides faced off back in November.

Barring a Tom Denton chance, there was very little for the Shay faithful to get excited about as the game ended 0-0.

The result meant that it was the 7th outing for the Shaymen without a win, which would go on to be 11 before their next victory.

Match Officials

Referee: Adam Penwell

Assistants: Paul Evans/Matthew Law

Fourth Official: Jonathon Creswick

Follow the Game

There will be live updates and audio commentary available on the club website and Shaymen TV.
You can also follow the action via Town’s official Twitter account, @FCHTOnline.

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