On Tuesday night FC Halifax Town travel across the border to face league leaders Wrexham for a clash at the top of the National League table.
Both sides have started the season well with the Welsh side sitting a single point ahead of The Shaymen in 4th place.
The top spot has been shared between the two clubs after each one tries to capitalize on the other’s misfortune.
The 1-1 draw against Sutton on Saturday saw Jamie Fullarton’s side miss out on two points as Wrexham managed to score twice past Aldershot without reply.
Stuart Beavon and Jordan Maguire Drew were on target for Sam Ricketts’ side while Dayle Southwell scored a superb goal in Halifax’s draw.
The game before that saw The Shaymen leapfrog Wrexham to take top spot which they would eventually lose 5 days later. On bank holiday Monday Jordan Preston was on target against his former club, Gateshead in a solid 1-0 win at the MBI Shay Stadium.
With Wrexham conceding late at Solihull Moors and losing 1-0 it was Halifax’s chance to hold the top spot.
2 days earlier saw Wrexham throw away a two-goal lead to let Bromley rescue a point in the 90th minute with the Welsh side losing their valuable two in the process.
The Dragons have managed to win every other game this season except one. They drew their second game of the season 0-0 against AFC Fylde.
Apart from that our hosts on Tuesday have picked up maximum points. All wins have been convincing as well. With the score lines of 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 and 3-1 against Dover, Boreham Wood, Maidenhead and Eastleigh Ricketts’ football has been fantastic and they’ve had the start to prove it.
Former Shaymen Mike Fondop-Talom has been on fire for his side scoring 5 goals as he adds to Wrexham’s solid defence to make an impressive side.
The Shaymen have been as impressive as their hosts as well. Fullarton’s men have only lost twice, to go along with their draw at Gander Green Lane at the weekend. An unfortunate 2-1 loss to Salford City and a controversial 2-1 loss, this time to Boreham Wood, are the only times The Shaymen haven’t won this season.
Dale Southwell pointed out in his pre-match interview against Sutton is that his side will always score. The front four of Fullarton’s team has scored in every game this season and always look a threat.
Both teams will go into this game confident they can take all three points and take control at the top of the National League.
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