FC Halifax Town: Tamworth preview

Matt Pearson in action for FC Halifax Town against Tamworth during the teams' previous meeting in March 2014, which ended in a 2-0 win to Town thanks to goals from Pearson and Lois Maynard.
Matt Pearson in action for FC Halifax Town against Tamworth during the teams' previous meeting in March 2014, which ended in a 2-0 win to Town thanks to goals from Pearson and Lois Maynard.

FC Halifax Town kick off their FA Trophy campaign by hosting Tamworth at The Shay on Saturday (3pm).

Town were knocked out of the competition by Wrexham in the quarter-finals last season, but are yet to be beaten under caretaker-manager Jim Harvey.

Tamworth go into the game having lost just once in the league all season, and are sixth in the National League North.

They have former Town striker Ross Dyer in their squad and are managed by ex-Wrexham boss Andy Morrell.

They won 6-2 at Corby in the previous round of the FA Trophy - a game in which they were 2-1 down after 70 minutes but fought back to win, with Dyer scoring twice in the closing minutes.

The teams’ previous meeting in March 2014 ended in a 2-0 win to Town thanks to goals from Matt Pearson and Lois Maynard.

Tamworth’s last win at The Shay came in August 2003 when goals from Scott Rickards and David Robinson sealing a 2-1 win, with Craig Midgley scoring for Halifax.