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FC Halifax Town Clockwatch: Friday November 28

A new club has risen from the ashes of Halifax Town and optimism surrounds the Shay as FC Halifax Town embark on their first Unibond League Division One North campaign.

Follow the story right here, as it happens, as the club attempts to climb back up the football pyramid.

Friday November 28

Tom Baker is set to return to the FC Halifax Town side for tomorrow's clash with promotion rivals Newcastle Blue Star at the Shay (3.0).

But loan striker Ajay Leitch-Smith appears to have lost his battle to be fit to face the Tynesiders.

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FC Halifax Town v Newcastle Blue Star - read the big match preview

Thursday November 27

Confidence in the FC Halifax Town camp remains high ahead of Saturday's clash with fellow Unibond One North promotion hopefuls Newcastle Blue Star at the Shay despite their defeat at Rossendale last weekend.

That's the view of midfielder Scott Phelan, one of the few players to emerge from Saturday's Dark Lane clash with any credit.

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FC Halifax Town have received confirmation from the Unibond League that Lincoln Adams's booking during last weekend's defeat at Rossendale United was his fifth of the season.

And the big central defender will be suspended for the Shay clash with Trafford on Saturday, December 6.

Adams is the only player who has started all 26 league and cup matches the Shaymen have played this season.

Wednesday November 26

Neil Ross is hoping to be back in action early in the New Year after a three month injury lay-off.

The striker, who returned to the club in the summer, started the opening three Unibond One North games of the season and was substitute in the next two.

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Tuesday November 25

Loan striker Ajay Leitch-Smith is hoping to be available for FC Halifax Town's Shay clash with Newcastle Blue Star on Saturday.

The youngster missed last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Rossendale United after suffering a hamstring injury.

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Monday November 24

Town's winning run in Unibond One North ended in hugely disappointing fashion as they went down at lowly Rossendale.

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FC Halifax Town's defeat at Rossendale - their first in Unibond One North since September 9 at Mossley - was a culmination of a series of below par displays.

That was the view of boss Jim Vince, who said that despite their seven-game winning run, his side had not been playing well.

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Friday November 21

FC Halifax Town and Rossendale United could not be approaching tomorrow's Unibond One North clash from more different angles.

The Shaymen will be bidding for their eighth successive league win - and an outright club record - as they look to consolidate their position at the top of the table.

United, however, have won just once in their last 13 games in all competitions.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has refused to rule Tom Baker out of tomorrow's Unibond One North trip to Rossendale United.

But the Shay chief has admitted that, with Damien Allen set to return to the squad after injury, he is likely to take a cautious approach with the former Bradford Park Avenue man.

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Thursday November 20

FC Halifax Town have to be on their game from the kick off when they go to Rossendale United on Saturday or their winning run could be in jeopardy.

That's the view of skipper Tony Barras after the Shaymen were forced to come from a goal down for the second successive league game against Chorley last weekend.

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Wednesday October 19

Damien Allen is set to return to the FC Halifax Town squad for Saturday's Unibond One North trip to Rossendale.

And that is good news for manager Jim Vince who could be without Tom Baker after the player had stitches inserted in a leg wound following last weekend's win over Chorley.

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A camera is to be trained on the Shay stadium 24 hours a day so the public can monitor progress on the 4.5 million redevelopment of the East Stand.

The search is on for a suitable vantage point and a camera that can withstand winter weather and still beam pictures on to the internet.

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A man whose wife died of cancer is auctioning Halifax rugby and football jerseys to raise cash for charity.

Malcolm Priestley is selling off Halifax Rugby League and Town jerseys in a bid to raise cash for the oncology ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Read more about the auction here

Tuesday November 18

PAUL Gedman had the perfect remedy to a lack of goals since he became a permanent Halifax Town player - new boots.

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Monday November 17

FC Halifax Town 3 Chorley 1: Seven up as Town go clear

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Boss Jim Vince admitted he gave his players 'both barrels' at half time in Town's 3-1 win over Chorley at the Shay.

And the treatment worked as the Shaymen came from a goal down to move three points clear of the field at the top of Unibond One North.

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Click here for the latest Unibond Division One North table in our Halifx Town fixtures and results section

Friday November 14

Town boss Jim Vince has urged his Unibond One North leaders to be relentless in their pursuit of points as they close in on a winning run record against Chorley at the Shay tomorrow (3.0).

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Danny Ellis was making only his third start for FC Halifax Town against Sheffield in the President's Cup in midweek.

But the 19-year-old bagged his second goal for the Shaymen to help them to an 3-1 extra time victory.

And he enjoyed each of the 120 minutes even if he had only planned on playing 90.

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Thursday November 13

Town's players should have no problems recovering from their extended workout against Sheffield as they prepare for Saturday's league clash with Chorley at the Shay.

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Wednesday November 12

Boss Jim Vince always felt his FC Halifax Town side were going to progress to the third round of the Unibond League Cup despite requiring extra time to beat Sheffield 3-1 at the Shay last night.

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FC Halifax Town 3 Sheffield FC 1

(after extra time, 1-1 at 90 mins)

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Tuesday November 11

Having hit the top of the Unibond One North table at the weekend, Town turn their attention to their one remaining chance of knockout success this season when they entertain Sheffield FC in the second round of President's Cup tonight.

Read Dave Fletcher's big match preview

Kris King, Danny Ellis and Luke Hinsley will get a chance to force their way into the mind of boss Jim Vince when FC Halifax Town entertain Sheffield in a President's Cup second round clash at the Shay tonight (7.45).

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Monday November 10

Woodley Sports 2 FC Halifax Town 3: Shaymen go top of the table

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FC Halifax Town moved to the top of the Unibond One North table with their sixth successive league win at Woodley Sports.

But despite the dizzying heights of the summit, boss Jim Vince is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after experiencing disappointment in the last two campaigns with Witton.

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Click here to see the league table in full on the Town fixtures and results page

Friday November 7

These are exciting times for FC Halifax Town who can climb to the top of the Unibond One North table if they win at Woodley Sports tomorrow.

With current leaders Ossett Albion not in action, the way is open for Jim Vince's side to take over at the summit if they can extend their current run to eight wins from nine games.

Read the big match preview in full here

FC Halifax Town can put themselves into pole position in Unibond One North with victory at Woodley Sports tomorrow (3.0).

But Jim Vince's side will face the Stockport-based outfit without midfielder Damien Allen who is sidelined with a torn hamstring.

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Thursday November 6

Junior Brown will be looking to extend a remarkable scoring run when FC Halifax Town travel to Woodley Sports on Saturday.

The former Crewe Alexandra trainee took his goal tally to six in six league games since returning from injury when he bagged Town's second in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Mossley.

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Wednesday November 5

FC Halifax Town 2 Mossley 0: Town move up to second

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See the latest Unibond Division One North league table on our Town fixtures and results page

FC Halifax Town moved up to second in Unibond One North with a 2-0 win over Mossley last night, but boss Jim Vince still wants more.

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Tuesday November 4

FC Halifax Town will go second in Unibond One North tonight (7.45) if they can avenge their most embarrassing 90 minutes of the campaign.

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FC Halifax Town v Mossley

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Monday November 3

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince guided his side into the Unibond One North play off places for the first time with a 1-0 win at Curzon Ashton- but he knows there is more to come.

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Curzon Ashton 0 FC Halifax Town 1: Shaymen are up to fourth

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Click here to see the league table in full on the Town fixtures and results page

Friday October 31

With the season barely a quarter of the way through, it may be a little early to talk of crucial games.

But Town's clash at Curzon Ashton tomorrow is certainly a pivotal one at least as far as the next few weeks are concerned.

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Jim Vince is under no illusions as to the size of the task facing his FC Halifax Town side at Curzon Ashton tomorrow.

But while he admitted Curzon are a very useful outfit, he believes Town have that extra bit of quality which can win the day and said he was "quietly confident" the Shaymen could rise to the challenge.

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Thursday October 30

Skipper Tony Barras has admitted he has been frustrated at being sidelined as FC Halifax Town's league form has taken a dramatic upturn.

But the centre back was delighted to get a 20 minute run out in Tuesday's low key West Riding Cup defeat at Wakefield and is now eagerly relishing a full return to the ranks and is hopeful of making the starting line up for Saturday's crucial Unibond Division One North clash at Curzon Ashton.

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Wednesday October 29

Wakefield 2 FC Halifax Town 1 - read the match report

Jim Vince has urged FC Halifax Town fans to shrug off the disappointment of defeat in last night's West Riding County Cup defeat at Wakefield and focus instead on backing the side in their primary objective of promotion from Unibond Division One North

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Tuesday October 28

Jim Vince has expressed his delight at finally clinching the signing of Paul Gedman and said the big striker "will be involved" in tonight's West Riding Cup clash at Wakefield.

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Monday October 27

FC Halifax Town 4 - Clitheroe 0

On the evidence of this display - and the victory in midweek at Bamber Bridge - the Town juggernaut is starting to gain some real momentum.

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Boss Jim Vince predicted a big future for loan striker Colin Daniel after he bagged a hat-trick in FC Halifax Town's 4-0 win over Clitheroe.

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Friday October 24

FC Halifax Town will be bidding to make it three league wins in a row for the first time this season when they entertain Clitheroe at the Shay tomorrow (3.0).

But they could not face a bigger test as they face the form team of Unibond One North, who have recorded seven straight victories.

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Match preview: FC Halifax Town v Clitheroe - click here

Thursday October 23

FC Halifax Town have to back up Tuesday's stunning win at Bamber Bridge by beating fellow high flyers Clitheroe at the Shay.

That is the view of new signing Tom Baker who was in fine form in midfield as the Shaymen won 5-2 at Irongate.

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Wednesday October 22

Bamber Bridge 2 - FC Halifax Town 5

Town gained revenge - and more - for their opening day defeat at the hands of Bamber Bridge as they took the Preston side apart at Irongate.

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FC Halifax Town moved up to seventh in the Unibond One North table on the verge of the play-off places after sweeping aside fellow promotion-candidates Bamber Bridge 5-2 at Irongate.

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Monday October 20

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince admitted he took a calculated risk against Curzon Ashton on Saturday and it didn't pay off.

The Shay chief made five changes to his starting line-up for the League Cup clash and they were beaten 2-1, with Michael Norton bagging the second of his two goals for the visitors two minutes into stoppage time.

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Read the match report of Town v Curzon here

Thursday October 16

Ross Clegg already knows what he wants for Christmas - a jog round the Shay pitch.

The combative midfielder is making better than expected progress as he recovers from the serious knee injury he suffered in the third game of the season at Lancaster City.

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Wednesday October 15

Skipper Tony Barras is happy with Town's early season progress and believes they are on track to make a push for promotion.

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Tuesday October 14

Damien Allen has dropped from the Football League to play for FC Halifax Town in Unibond One North.

But despite offers to play higher up the non League pyramid he was happy to sign at the Shay because he believes the club is geared up for bigger things.

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Monday October 13

FC Halifax Town 3 Skelmersdale Utd 0

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince was in no doubt about his side's key attribute against Skelmersdale - patience.

Saturday's game at the Shay was goalless at the break, but a quickfire double from Junior Brown and Cavell Coo put Town on the way to a maximum haul.

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Friday October 10

Has FC Halifax Town's season finally picked up a bit of momentum?

They will certainly be hoping so after an astonishing final five or six minutes at Garforth on Tuesday night.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince is set to hand home debuts to a trio of players when his side takes on Skelmersdale United at the Shay tomorrow (3.0).

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Thursday October 9

FC Halifax Town's dramatic late fightback for a point at Garforth Town on Tuesday can kick start their Unibond League Division One North campaign.

That is the view of midfielder Junior Brown, whose 86th-minute header got the Shaymen's fightback up and running.

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Wednesday October 8

Garforth Town 2 FC Halifax Town 2

Ordinarily, a 2-2 draw against a side third from bottom would not be cause for celebration.

But when it is gained after your team goes two goals down with seven minutes to play, it is.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince was purring with pride after watching his side stage a dramatic fightback to claim a 2-2 draw at Garforth last night.

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Tuesday October 7

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has demanded his players stand up and be counted when they travel to Garforth tonight (7.45).

The Shaymen return to Unibond League Division One North action at the Genix Healthcare Stadium after four successive cup ties.

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FC Halifax Town travel to the Genix Healthcare Stadium to face Garforth Town tonight looking for something of a pick-me-up after Saturday's below par effort at Harrogate Railway.

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Monday October 6

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has had enough of trying to explain poor performances from his side.

For the second weekend running the Shaymen slipped quietly out of a major competition, going down 2-1 at Harrogate Railway in the FA Trophy.

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Harrogate Railway 2 FC Halifax Town 1

FC Halifax Town's recent stumbling form continued as they failed to rise to the FA Trophy occasion and slipped out at the first qualifying round stage.

And their interest in the competition ended with barely a whimper against a side that had lost 10 and drawn two of its opening 12 matches.

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Friday October 3

FC Halifax Town will be bidding for their third knockout win in four games when they travel to harrogate Railway in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has moved to plug the gaps in his side's defence ahead of tomorrow's FA Trophy trip to Harrogate Railway by signing centre back Danny Meadowcroft from Blue Square North Droylsden.

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Work will start next week on the 4.5 million scheme to improve the Shay stadium.

Calderdale Council leader Stephen Baines said delays had been caused by the need to wind-up the Stadium Trust and to finalise the development details.

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Thursday October 2

Ashley Stott is looking forward to renewing his partnership with Paul Gedman when FC Halifax Town travel to Harrogate Railway in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The duo had scored three goals between them in the previous three games they had played together.

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Wednesday October 1

Ashley Stott scored in each half as FC Halifax Town booked their place in the first round of the Unibond League Cup wiht a 2-1 win over Wakefield.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince is facing a defensive crisis after skipper Tony Barras was forced from the field midway through the first half of last night's 2-1 League Cup win over Wakefield at the Shay.

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Adam Morning has played his last game for FC Halifax Town after having a request to be released from his contract granted.

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Tuesday September 30

FC Halifax Town continue their marathon run of knockout matches tonight when they entertain fellow Unibond League Division One North outfit Wakefield FC in the League Cup.

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Danny Davidson could be asked to lead the FC Halifax Town attack in tonight's Unibond League Challenge Cup clash with Wakefield at the Shay.

The Greetland-based frontman has made two substitute appearances for the Shaymen including a vital two-goal cameo at Ossett Albion seven days ago.

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FC Halifax Town could be without Steve Payne for two months after being told he requires ankle surgery.

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Monday September 29

Boss Jim Vince blasted FC Halifax Town's "amateurish defending" as they crashed out of the FA Cup at Nantwich.

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FC Halifax Town's FA Cup hopes ended with a disappointing second half display at the Weaver Stadium.

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Friday September 26

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince takes his side to Unibond Premier Division Nantwich tomorrow confident they can win a place in the hat for Monday's third qualifying round draw.

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FC Halifax Town face their biggest test of the season when they travel to Nantwich in the FA Cup second qualifying round tomorrow.

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Thursday September 25

FC Halifax Town will be bidding to pull off an FA Cup shock when they travel to Unibond Premier Division Nantwich on Saturday.

Four successive wins have seen confidence soar at the Shay and midfielder Peter Moore is hoping the run - that started in the first qualifying round of the competition - can continue.

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Wednesday September 24

Substitute Danny Davidson bagged a second-half double to set up a President's Cup second round clash with Sheffield at the Shay.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince made nine changes to the side that beat Salford City 7-1 at the weekend for last night's President's Cup trip to Ossett Albion.

But the new look starting line-up was still strong enough to beat their hosts 4-3 - a fourth successive victory - and progress to a second round clash with Sheffield FC.

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FC Halifax Town's reward for last night's 4-3 win at Ossett Albion is home game with Sheffield FC in round two.

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Tuesday September 23

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince includes recent signings Scott Phelan, Danny Ellis, Anthony Hilton and Miles Smith in his squad for tonight's Unibond League President's Cup first round clash at Ossett Albion (7.45).

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Having completed three successive wins in a week, Town will travel to Ossett Albion this evening in good heart.

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Saturday September 20

Boss Jim Vince demanded more goals from his FC Halifax Town side - and the players obliged in a seven-goal rout of Salford at the Shay.

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FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince's believes added competition for places was a major factor in his side's stunning seven goal demolition of Salford City.

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Friday September 19

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has urged his side not to take their foot off the gas when they face Salford City at the Shay tomorrow (3.0).

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Having won two games in a row, FC Halifax Town will be bidding for a hat-trick when they take on Salford City at the Shay tomorrow.

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Thursday September 18

FC Halifax Town will be looking to use Tuesday's win over Warrington at the Shay as a launching pad for more success in the Unibond League Division One North.

Click here to read the full story - plus, find out who Town face in the next round of the second qualifying round of the FA Cup

Thursday September 11 - 11.30am

FC Halifax Town will put on a performance at Ryton in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday.

That's the view of stand-in skipper Steve Payne who is still smarting from Tuesday's embarrassing league defeat at Mossley.

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Thursday September 11 - 10.30am

Fans have backed Halifax Town's Centre of Excellence with a shirt sponsorship deal.

The Halifax Town Supporters' Trust will feature on the shirts of all nine teams including the under 19s who will represent FC Halifax Town in this season's FA Youth Cup.

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Wednesday September 10 - 9.30am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has told his squad that changes will be made in the wake of last night's embarrassing 3-1 defeat at Mossley.

The Shaymen were totally outplayed at Seel Park as they slipped to their third defeat in five Unibond League Division One North games.

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Wednesday September 10 - 9am

Town's disappointing start to life in Unibond League Division One North plumbed new depths at Seel Park last night as they slumped 3-1 to Mossley.

Read Dave Fletcher's match report

Tuesday September 9 - 11.20am

Danny Davidson is set to be included in the FC Halifax Town squad for tonight's Unibond League Division One North trip to Mossley (7.45).

The former Harrogate Railway striker trained with the squad at the weekend and has signed non contract forms with the club.

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Tuesday September 9 - 10am

FC Halifax Town face their biggest test of the season to date when they travel to second-placed Mossley tonight.

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Monday September 8

FC Halifax Town's Ashley Stott is determined to achieve his target of 30 goals for the season.

Boss Jim Vince has challenged the former Bangor City frontman to reach the milestone as Town look to make an impact on the Unibond League Division One North promotion race.

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Friday September 5

FC Halifax Town are set to run the rule over striker Danny Davidson.

Boss Jim Vince expects the former Harrogate Railway frontman at training tomorrow when the Shaymen are without a league game.

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Thursday September 4 - 9.45am

Two down, 28 to go - that was the message from Jim Vince after striker Ashley Stott opened his FC Halifax account with a double to help send them into the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

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Thursday September 4 - 9.30am

Town broke their goal drought to move into the first qualifying round of the FA Cup at the expense of Silsden at Cougar Park.

Having failed to find the net in any of their previous three matches, they scored twice in the first half last night, with Ashley Stott bagging both.

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Wednesday September 3 - 10pm

Silsden 1 FC Halifax Town 3: Ashley Stott bagged a first-half double and Jonathan Smith scored seven minutes from time as FC Halifax Town moved into the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

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Wednesday September 3 - 11.30am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince is demanding that his side are ruthless and aggressive when they take on Silsden in their FA Cup preliminary round replay at Cougar Park tonight (7.45).

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Wednesday September 3 - 10.30am

FC Halifax Town will tonight hope to progress to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup at the second attempt as they travel to Keighley to face Silsden in the replay of last Saturday's stalemate.

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Tuesday September 2

Silsden will certainly not be lacking motivation when they entertain FC Halifax Town in tomorrow's FA Cup preliminary round replay at Cougar Park.

Not only do the North West Counties Premier Division outfit have home advantage after the weekend's goalless draw at the Shay, two of their main men are doubly keen to finish off the job.

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Monday September 1

FC Halifax Town only have themselves to blame for failing to beat Silsden at the first attempt in the FA Cup.

That was the view of Shay boss Jim Vince who was clearly disappointed that his side had failed to find the back of the net for the fourth time in five matches.

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Saturday August 30

For the third successive home game FC Halifax Town fail to find the back of the net as Silsden hold them to a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup.

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Thursday August 28 - 11am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has released striker Dorryl Proffitt just four games into the season.

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Thursday August 28 - 10am

FC Halifax Town can take nothing for granted when they take on Silsden in the FA Cup preliminary round at the Shay on Saturday.

Jim Vince's side will be firm favourites to progress at the expense of neighbours Silsden as they enter the competition at the earliest stage in their modern history.

But midfielder Justin Walker expects the Vodkat North West Counties Premier Division outfit to raise their game.

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Wednesday August 27 - 11am

JUNIOR Brown finally got the chance to show the FC Halifax Town fans what he can do in a competitive match against Durham City.

It was the tricky winger's third league start for the club on Monday after impressing throughout pre-season.

But it was his first full game since boss Jim Vince revealed that the former Crewe youngster was suffering from shingles.

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Tuesday August 26 - 11am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince is ready to act on his side's poor scoring record after they drew a blank for the third time in four games against Durham City yesterday.

Town had by far the better of the game but were unable to convert possession into goals as they were forced to settle for a point.

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Tuesday August 26 - 10am

Town gave a much-improved performance in front of another four-figure crowd at the Shay.

But for the third time in four games they failed to find the back of the net as they were forced to settle for a point.

Click here to read the full match report of Town's 0-0 draw with Durham City

Monday August 25 - 10pm

FC Halifax Town 0 Durham City 0: Halifax showed a marked improvement as they returned to the Shay but drew a blank for the third time in four outings. Click here for more.

Monday August 25

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince had just one word for his side's display as they crashed 2-0 at Lancaster City on Saturday - Rubbish.

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Saturday August 23

AFTER claiming their first win of the season four days earlier at Trafford, FC Halifax Town took two steps back as they crashed to 2-0 defeat at the Giant Axe.

Quite simply Jim Vince's side were second best in all areas against a Lancaster FC side that had shipped five goals to league leaders Skelmersdale in midweek.

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Friday August 22

Adam Morning could be in line to make his full debut for FC Halifax Town when they travel to Lancaster City tomorrow.

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Beware the wounded Lancaster City.That may well be one of the things manager Jim Vince tells his FC Halifax Town players as they run onto the Giant Axe pitch at the end of their first week in Unibond League Division One North.

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Thursday August 21 - 11.30am

Assistant manager Nigel Jemson might have been the goal hero at Trafford on Tuesday night as FC Halifax Town recorded their first win of the season.

But the former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday frontman has no intention of demanding a place in the starting line-up for Saturday's trip to Lancaster City.

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Wednesday August 20 - 9am

Assistant manager Nigel Jemson was the hero after bagging the with a 72nd-minute winner to get FC Halifax Town off the mark at the second attempt.

Click here to read Dave Fletcher's in-depth match report

Wednesday August 20 - 8.30am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince was a happy man today after his side bagged their first win of the season at the second attempt.

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Tuesday August 18 - 10.30pm

FC Halifax Town record their first win with a 2-1 success at Trafford. Nigel Jemson bagged the winner in the second half.

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Tuesday August 19 - 11.30am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince is not expecting to make wholesale changes to his side for tonight's trip to Trafford (7.45).

But the Shay chief will switch things round in a bid to ensure there is no repeat of Saturday's massively disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Bamber Bridge.

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Tuesday August 19 - 11.00am

FC Halifax Town aim to bounce back form their opening day defeat when they play their first ever away Unibond League Division One North game.

Click here for Dave Fletcher's preview of Trafford V FC Halifax Town

Monday August 18

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince pulled no punches after watching his new side crumble in the second half of their opening game of the season at the Shay as they went down 3-0 to bamber Bridge.

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Friday August 15 - 9am

On the eve of Town's first season in the Unibond League, a Courier online poll discovers an air of optimism among the fans. 60 per cent of those who voted said they were looking forward to the new campaign.

Thursday August 14 - 4pm

As FC Halifax Town embark on their first ever season in the Unibond League Division One North, Courier Sport takes a look at the teams and grounds the new club's fans will be visiting.

Click here for the low-down on Town's rivals.

Thursday August 14 - 10am

Striker Ashley Stott says he is ready to get down to the job of scoring goals for FC Halifax Town.

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Thursday August 14 - 9.30am

FC Halifax Town chairman David Bosomworth has urged the club's fans to match the board's ambitions as they embark on life in the Unibond League Division One North.

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Thursday August 14 - don't miss today's Courier Sport for Dave Fletcher's guide to Town's Unibond League Division One North rivals, bringing you the low-down on all the teams and grounds in the division.

Wednesday August 13 - 11am

Jim Vince finally got his man when Jonathan Smith put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Shay.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder impressed in last weekend's final pre-season game at Ossett.

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Wednesday August 13 - 10am

In the second part of Dave Fletcher's interview with the men in charge at FC Halifax Town, chairman David Bosomworth admits he was stunned by the failure to bring Halifax Town out of administration last May.

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Tuesday August 12 - 2pm

Adam Quinn has signed for Crawley Town, joining former Halifax Town teammates Lewis Killeen and Danny Forrest at the Blue Square Premier outfit.

Quinn, a former skipper of the England semi-professional side, made 189 Conference appearances for the Town in six seasons at the Shay.

He was the last remaining player still under contract to Halifax Town AFC.

Tuesday August 12 - 11am

Four days before FC Halifax Town kick off their Unibond League Division One North campaign, boss Jim Vince has declared himself happy with pre-season.

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Tuesday August 12 - 10.30amFC Halifax Town chairman David Bosomworth has pointed to his 'natural caution' as justification for his lengthy silence during his consortium's takeover of football at the Shay.

Read part one of Dave Fletcher's interview with the new FC Halifax Town chairman and directors

Starting Tuesday August 12 in Courier Sport

FC Halifax Town chairman David Bosomworth and his fellow directors Bobby Ham and Stuart Peacock have endured a tough few months in court and up in front of the football authorities.

Ahead of Saturday's opening game of the season at home to Bamber Bridge, Dave Fletcher has spoken to the trio.

And starting tomorrow in Courier Sport they explain their involvement in football at the Shay, from their first interest in the club, through the devastation of failing to emerge from administration and their subsequent relegation, to the birth of a new club.

"In terms of coming on board it was a difficult and slow process," admitted Bosomworth.

"We want to put a smile back on the fans in Halifax - and that is what we are going to try to do."

Monday August 11 - 11am

Two second half goals were enough to see off a robust Ossett Albion side and earn Jim Vince's troops a welcome victory in their final warm-up game ahead of the new competitive season.

Click here for the full match report

Saturday August 9 - 11am

Boss Jim Vince has added two players and released three as the build up to his side's Unibond League First Division North opener at home to Bamber Bridge next Saturday gathers momentum.

Click here to read more

Friday August 8 - 9.15am

Jim Vince remains confident that his FC Halifax Town side will be ready for the Unibond League First Division North campaign despite watching his side suffer another pre-season defeat, this time at Unibond Premier promotion hopefuls Guiseley.

Click here to read the full story and match report

Thursday August 7 - 10pm

Jim Vince's side slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Guiseley tonight.

Click here for more

Thursday August 7 - 9am

Jim Vince has tipped new striker Ashley Stott to be a big success when the looming Unibond League Division One campaign gets into full flow.

The FC Halifax Town chief was delighted to secure the signature of the Manchester born 20-year-old, who is a former apprentice at Preston North End, and believes Stott can continue the rich vein of form which brought him 30 goals for Welsh Premier League outfit Bangor City last term.

Click here to read more.

Wednesday August 6

Manchester born striker Ashley Stott has become FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince's latest capture.

The former Preston North End trainee, who bagged 30 goals for Welsh Premier League side Bangor City last term, jumped at the chance to return to England.

Click here for more

Tuesday August 5 - 11am

FC Halifax Town are set to welcome scores of supporters through the gates at the Shay as the new club embark on their first ever Open Day on Sunday August 10.

Click here for more

Monday August 4 - 10am

Ryan Sugden returned to Halifax colours for the second half of Saturday's friendly at Ashton United.

And while he didn't get on the scoresheet, his presence gave Jim Vince's side a boost despite suffering a narrow defeat.

Click here to read the report of Saturday's game.

Friday August 1 - 8.50am

NEW boy Lincoln Adams is in line to face one of his former clubs tomorrow after linking up with FC Halifax Town on a one year deal.

The 28-year-old defender has joined from Bradford Park Avenue after impressing Town boss Jim Vince during last Saturday's 2-0 win at Alsager.

Click here for more

Friday August 1 - 8.30am

Building work on the Shay stadium will begin before the end of August, councillors have been assured.

A total of 4.5 million will be spent on finishing the East Stand, putting in seats, changing rooms, bars, hospitality boxes and classrooms for Leeds Metropolitan University students focusing on sport and leisure subjects.

Click here for the full story

Wednesday July 30 - 9.30am

Jim Vince saw his Halifax side suffer a crushing defeat in their latest pre-season friendly against Alfreton, as FC Halifax Town went down 6-1.

Click here for the full match report.

Tuesday July 29 - 10.15pm

Jim Vince saw his Halifax side suffer a crushing defeat in their latest pre-season friendly against Alfreton.

Click here for more.

Tuesday July 29 - 1.30pm

The directors of the Shay Stadium Trust have voted unanimously to surrender their lease to the ground.

It paves the way for Calderdale Council to complete the partly-built east stand.

Click here to read the full story.

Monday July 28 3pm

Boss Jim Vince will hand a number of new faces the opportunity to impress in FC Halifax Town's latest pre-season friendly at Alfreton Town tomorrow (7.45).

Read more here.

Monday July 28 - 8am

Thomas Harban is back at the Shay, just five weeks after being told he could leave by former boss Chris Wilder.

The 22-year-old defender has signed a one-year deal with new club FC Halifax Town, having captained the side in Saturday's 2-0 friendly match win at Alsager.

Click here to read the match report from Alsager and more on the Harban signing.

Saturday July 26 - 5pm

FC Halifax Town have recorded their first ever win in the club's new guise with a 2-0 friendly success at Alsager.

Friday July 25 - 2.15pm

Halifax Town Supporters' Trust has congratulated the club following its early pre-season form on and off the field.

A statement from its board applauded the progress made but added a cautionary note over admission prices.

Click here for the full story.

2pm

Jim Vince has moved to sign a fourth player in less than 24 hours as former Leeds United academy centre backLiam Smith joins his FC Halifax Town revolution.

11.45am

Jim Vince will take advantage of tomorrow's trip to Alsager Town to have a look at some of the players who have yet to start a match for FC Halifax Town.

Click here for more.

Friday July 25 - 10am

Three more players have joined Jim Vince's revolution.

Ex-Crewe striker Alex Brown, former Leeds and Wigan fullback Kris King and ex-Liverpool midfielder/fullback Mattone Awang put pen to paper after training on Thursday night.

Click here for the full story

12noon

A little bit of West Yorkshire knowledge persuaded Steve Payne that a move to FC Halifax Town was just the thing for him.

The 31-year-old Castleford-born central defender was with Blue Square North high flyers Stalybridge Celtic last season.

But he had no hesitation in stepping down a couple divisions to move back to his home county.

Click here for the full story.

Thursday July 24 - 10am

FC Halifax Town have announced season ticket and matchday admission prices for the club's first-ever season in the Unibond League Division One North.

Click here to see them.

8.55am

FC Halifax Town fans were given a taste of what they can expect from their new-look team last night - and most went home happy with what they saw.

Jim Vince's side were beaten 1-0 by League Two Bury, but put on a more than encouraging show for more 1,000 inside the Shay in only their second game together. Click here for more.

8.50am

FC Halifax Town 0 Bury 1: Town unlucky to lose to Bury - Click here to read the full match report.

Consortium members turn out at the Shay for Bury friendly - click here for more

Wednesday July 23 - 8.30am

FC Halifax Town are due to announce season ticket prices today as preparations continue for the new club's first-ever season in Unibond League Division One North.

Peter Stajic, expected to be unveiled as the club's new commercial manager, and mascot Freddy the Fox were on hand to spread the word at last night's friendly against League Two Bury with the help of a couple of glamourous assistants.

Tuesday July 22 - 10pm

The first ever game at the Shay for the newly-formed Halifax club ends in a 1-0 defeat to Bury, but it was an encouraging performance form the home side.

Click here to read Dave Fletcher's live summary match report and come back on Tuesday for full report and reaction.

10am

Manager Jim Vince is expected to have a look at a couple more trialists in tonight's friendly against Bury at the Shay after fielding seven in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Tamworth.

Read the full story.

Tuesday July 22 - 9.30am

As FC Halifax Town prepare to usher in a new area at the Shay tonight against Bury, midfielder Ross Clegg says the players cannot wait to get going.

Click here for the full story.

Monday July 21 - 10am

There was no fairytale victory for FC Halifax Town in their first-ever game, as they went down 2-0 at Tamworth reports Dave Fletcher.

Read the full match report here

10.10am

FC Halifax Town's players have only been together for a couple of weeks, but boss Jim Vince says he is determined they will be competitive when they play their first ever game at Blue Square North Tamworth tomorrow.

Read the full story

10am

A goeup of Halifax's biggest football fans will miss the new club's first-ever game at Tamworth tomorrow because they are playing at a tournament in Leeds.

Read more here

9.30am

Halifax fans are looking forward to a historic day for their team as FC Halifax Town prepare for their first-ever game when they travel to Tamworth for their pre-season opener tomorrow.

Click here for more

Friday July 18 - 8.50am

The board of the Supporters' Trust has a new look to it this morning after a shake-up of its members was announced at its annual meeting.

Click here for the full story

Thursday July 17 - 11am

FC Halifax Town's team for the new season will have a formidable spine following the signing of Craig Mawson.

That was the view of boss Jim Vince after announcing that the 29-year-old keeper would be staying at the Shay.

Click here for the full story

Wednesday July 16 - 11am

Tony Lennon believes the players in Jim Vince's FC Halifax Town squad should feel privileged to be involved in the re-birth of the club.

Click here for the full story

9.10am

FC Halifax Town boss Jim Vince has pulled off a major coup by signing central defensive duo Steve Payne and Tony Barras.

Click here for the full story.

Tuesday July 15 - 8.50am

The Halifax Town Supporters' Trust board has backed the move to transfer the Shay lease to Calderdale Council.

Read the full story.

11.10am

In the latest letter to Your Say on the subject of Halifax Town, W. Wood argues that when fixing the rent for the Shay for Halifax Town the money spent developing the ground by the soccer club - and not the rugby club - should be taken into consideration and the rent reduced accordingly.

Click here to read the full letter.

10.50am

Neil Ross is ready to reproduce the form that made him a hit with the Halifax fans during his previous spell at the Shay.

Read the full story.

Monday July 14 - 10.30am

FC Halifax Town's friendly with Droylsden, scheduled for Thursday July 31, has been postponed to allow Halifax RLFC's potential National League Division One title decider with Salford at the Shay to be brought forward and screened live by Sky Sports.

Click here to read more.

Saturday July 12

FC Halifax Town fans are in for a footballing treat if the early signs of pre-season are to be believed.

And the appointment of former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday frontman Nigel Jemson as assistant manager should add to the growing feelgood factor about the club's first season in Unibond League Division One North.

Click here for the full story.

Friday July 11 - 10.30am

Former Shayman Neil Ross was among a number of new signings unveiled at FC Halifax Town's second training session last night.

Click here to find out who else trained.

Thursday July 10 - 12 noon

Boss Jim Vince says he expects his link up with Nigel Jemson to work well for FC Halifax Town in their first season in the Unibond League Division One North.

Click here for the full story.

12.20pm

The newly-formed club has been given the go ahead to call itself FC Halifax Town in its first season in the Unibond League Division One North.

Click here for more.

10.20am

Former Nottingham Forest frontman Nigel Jemson will be manager Jim Vince's number two for Halifax's first season in the Unibond League Division One North.

Click here for more.

Wednesday July 9 - 10am

Despite having no registered players and only having returned to training last night, the newly-formed Halifax club were this morning named as favourites to win the Unibond League Division One North title with the league's official bookmaker Corbetts.

Click here for the full story.

Tuesday July 8 - 8.20am

Jim Vince will take charge of his first Halifax training session tonight with just two weeks to prepare a side for the opening friendly against Bury.

Click here to read the full story.

Monday July 7 - 9am

Bamber Bridge will be the club to usher in a new era of football at the Shay on Saturday, August 16, when they are the opening day opposition for the newly-formed Halifax club.

Click here for the full story.

Click here for the fixture list in full.

Monday July 7 - 8.20am

Halifax Town fans are waiting with anticipation this morning to discover when their team will be playing each of their Unibond rivals as the fixture list is published.

See the fixtures here first at 9am this morning.

Saturday July 5 - 11.30am

The reformed Halifax Town face a possible home derby against Silsden AFC in their opening FA Cup clash.

Saturday July 5 - 11.10am

New Halifax boss Jim Vince has admitted his final few weeks at Witton Albion had been traumatic. Click here to read the full story.

Friday July 4 - 2pm

The consortium's intention to name the new club FC Halifax Town has been knocked back. Click here to read the full story.

Thursday July 3 - 2pm

Halifax Town will retain their old sponsors when they play in the Unibond League.

It will be the third year of sponsorship from Grand Central but fans can expect to see a different logo next season.

Click here to read it

Wednesday July 2 - 10am

JIM Vince has been named boss of the new Halifax club in the Unibond League First Division.Click here to read it

Monday June 30 - 9.30am

The consortium's business plan forwarded to the Unibond League last week has been accepted.

League secretary Phil Bradley said today he was now working on next season's fixtures which should be ready for publication next week.

The reformed Halifax club will compete in division one north which kicks off on August 16.

Saturday June 28 - 10am

The consortium controlling professional football in Halifax has broken its two-week long silence with a brief update.

Click here to read it.

12.30pm

In the latest letter to Your Say on the subject of the Town saga, Bill Wood calls for transparency regarding the club's finances, saying blame for the club's ailing state can not be apportioned until exact figures are known.

Click here to read the letter

Friday June 27 - 11am

The consortium remains silent over its next move, with the old Halifax Town club still in existence, but in administration, and a place in the Unibond League division one north seemingly confirmed for a Halifax team.

10.45am

The Supporters' Trust has made a fresh plea to the consortium to make an announcement on its plans, while saying yesterday's statement from the club's administrators did little to inform fans.

Click here for the full story

Wednesday June 25 - 10am

Tom Kearney is the latest Halifax Town player to leave the crisis-hit club after signing for Blue Square Premier newcomers Wrexham.

Read the full story

5.35pm

Administrators Begbies Traynor this evening issued a statement about their continuing involvement with Halifax Town.

Click here for the full story.

3pm

The Unibond League received documents mid-afternoon which should pave the way for a Halifax team to play in division one north next season.

Meanwhile, administrators Begbies Traynor also confirmed this afternoon they are about to release a much waited statement clarifying issues surrounding the club.

Click here for the full story.

11.15am

The consortium said it had sent the requested documents to the Unibond League for a Halifax team to compete in division one north next season.

League secretary Phil Bradley said he had received an email saying that the documents were in the post and on their way.

"I can't confirm anything at this stage but I don't anticipate any problems," he said.

Once the league has the documents senior officials will be consulted to ensure all criteria has been met.

10.35am

As today's 5pm deadline approaches and the constortium remains silent, accountant David Butterick, a former member of Halifax Town Supporters' Trust, says it is time the fans took control of the club's destiny.

Click here for the full story.

9.50am

The Unibond League expects to know later this morning whether Halifax Town has satisfied the criteria for entry to its division one north next season.

League secretary Phil Bradley said he was expecting communication from the consortium and would know more later.

A 5pm deadline today had been set by the league.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for administrators Begbies Traynor said a statement was due to be released shortly which would clarify the situation surrounding the club.

The club has appeared on High Court winding-up lists during the last two weeks.

Tuesday, June 24 - 8.20am

Jake Wright has become the third former Halifax Town player to join Conference side Crawley Town.

The versatile defender joins midfield duo Danny Forrest and Lewis Killeen at Broadfield Stadium.

Wright, who joined Town from Bradford City, had also attracted interest from York City and Wrexham.

10.30am

Calderdale Council has pledged to continue to fund the completion of the Shay, despite Halifax Town's demise.

The council says it remains committed to spending 2.7 million on the superstructure, changing rooms, roof, seats and the external walls of the East Stand, increasing the total capacity to 11,500.

Click here for the full story.

Monday June 23 - 9.45am

In the latest letter to Your Say on the subject of Halifax Town, Mrs P. Taylor stresses the need to move on the completion of the Shay.

She said: "My concern is that the council will take the unfortunate demise of Halifax Town as an excuse to renege on promises made. I sincerely hope I am wrong, as whichever league Halifax Town is to play in, it will still need a ground to play on."

Click here to read her full letter.

Friday, June 20 - 08.40am

Halifax MP Linda Riordan has urged everyone involved with the football club to work towards putting a team on the pitch next season.

Meanwhile, the consortium planning to run the reformed club remain silent over their plans.

Click here for the full story

10.40am

Chris Wilder has cast a major doubt over his future as manager of Halifax Town following their demotion from the Blue Square Premier.

The Shaymen have transfer-listed all eight remaining contracted players and are asking fees for Darryn Stamp, Adam Quinn, Jon Shaw, Tom Kearney and Nathan Joynes.

Thomas Harban, Daryl Taylor and Craig Mawson have been told they can leave on free transfers.

And Wilder has strongly hinted that he could follow his players through the exit door after the club was placed in Unibond League Division One North for next season. Click here for the full story.

Tuesday, June 17 - 10.20am

Town fans will have to wait until next month for the Unibond Division One North league fixtures.

League secretary Phil Bradley said he expected fixtures to be compiled around the first week of July.

And Mr Bradley confirmed he is still waiting on the business consortium to supply the necessary documentation needed for the club to be allowed into the Unibond League. Click here for the full story.

Saturday June 14 - 10.30am

THE Unibond League is set to accept a Halifax team into its division one north.

After weeks of negotiations the consortium finally accepted defeat in trying to re-start the club at a higher level up the football league pyramid.

Unibond League secretary Phil Bradley confirmed the news to the Courier after Friday's lunchtime deadline was extended, because the consortium had accepted conditions of membership but not the division.

"The business consortium has now accepted its team will be playing in Unibond Division One North," he said.

"We would expect everything to go through at tomorrow's annual meeting.

"We told the consortium a place in our premier division was not for discussion."

The consortium last week appealed against Halifax Town's expulsion from the Football Conference and that failed.

Last month creditors rejected a rescue package put together by the consortium for the club which went into adminstration in March with more than 2 million debts.

Friday - 4pm

AFTER another dramatic day of events for Halifax Town it has been revealed the consortium was backed into a corner by the Unibond League.

It was given an ultimatum to accept division one north this afternoon or the offer would be given to the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust.

The consortium relented and now fans are hoping for a new era of openness.

The Unibond League kept the trust involved of developments today and it was ready to step and save football at the Shay if the consortium walked.

"We were advised by the Unibond League that there would be no chance of an appeal being successful. They also advised us that they had been told by David Bosomworth that the consortium had no interest in Unibond one north," said a Trust statement.

"We now appeal to the consortium to swiftly call a public meeting with the aim of bringing together, as one, all supporters to ensure the club moves forward positively.

"A number of decisions have to be made – such as the name of the new club – and consultation with the supporters should be carried out in this regard.

"Finally, we wish the consortium all the very best in providing the supporters with a club that they can be proud of and the Trust looks forward to meeting with the consortium in due course."

Friday 13 June 1.30pm

THE consortium has made an application for Halifax Town to join the Unibond League next season.

But it is not plain sailing and further information is being sought from the businessmen this afternoon.

The 1 pm deadline has now been extended and the crucial issue surrounds acceptance of which division a reformed Halifax club will compete in.

The consortium accepts the league's conditions but is questionning being put in Unibond League Division One North rather than the Unibond Premier Division.

The division one placing was allocated by the FA League's Committee.

"That has nothing to do with us," said Unibond league secretary Phil Bradley.

"We are trying to clarify what they are talking about - they are not playing in our premier division so it is still up in the air."

10.45am

LESS than three hours remain for an application to be lodged with the Unibond League.

By mid-morning the league still had not received a response to its 1 pm deadline.

"There has been no application for membership," said league secretary Phil Bradley.

The consortium was asked to confirm the conditions of membership and the league would then plan for next season at tomorrow's annual meeting with a Halifax team in the Unibond League Division One North.

League chief executive Duncan Bayley said the pending place in division one north had been offered by the FA League's Committee following expulsion from the Football Conference.

"We are seeking an application at this stage, nothing more than that," said Mr Bayley.

A further deadline of 5 pm on Tuesday, June 24, has then been set to meet the conditions which include:

* Playing at the Shay.

* Forming a business plan.

* Depositing 5,000 which will be refunded in full if the reformed club meet its obligations for the 2008/2009 season.

Speculation at the club reforming in the Unibond Premier was dismissed by Mr Bayley.

"The decision has been made by the Leagues Committee. There is no vacancy in the premier division."

12.30pm

Halifax Town Supporters' Trust have been told that the Shaymen will play in Unibond League Division One North next season.

And the deadline for an application, whether from the David Bosomworth-led consortium of the fans' organisation, is 5pm on Tuesday June 24.

10.15am

Unibond League chief executive Duncan Bayley has offered Town hope as they survey the wreckage of their failed appeal against expulsion from the Unibond League. Click to find out more.

8.10am

Halifax Town face Unibond League football at best next season after failing in their appeal against expulsion from the Conference, reports Dave Fletcher. Click here for the full story.

Thursday June 12 - 7.45am

Halifax Town fans are today facing up to the fact that their club will not be playing Conference football next season after the Shaymen lost their appeal in London.

The Supporters' Trust said it was disappointed at the appeal decision but thanked the consortium for their efforts.

Click here to read the Trust's statement.

And click here to read the official statement from the club following the rejection of the appeal.

5.20pm

Halifax Town's appeal against expulsion from the Football Conference.

Click here for more.

3.50pm

Halifax Town's appeal hearing at Soho Square is still ongoing as fans and club officials alike wait anxiously to find out at what level the Shaymen will be playing their football next season.

News of the FA decision will appear here once the meeting is over.

Wednesday June 11 - 9am

It's another anxiety-filled day for Halifax Town fans as all eyes turn to the Football Association headquarters in London, where the club's appeal against expulsion from the Conference will be heard. Click here for more, and keep an eye on Clockwatch for news from Soho Square.

Tuesday June 10 - 9.15am

Halifax Town's prospective new owners will reveal their plans for the club within 24 hours of the result of tomorrow's Football Association appeal hearing. Click here for more.

Meanwhile Halifax Town Supporters' Trust has given its backing to the David Bosomworth-consortium's bid to take the club forward after a poll of members.

Click here for more.

Monday June 9 - 10am

Conference chief executive Dennis Strudwick is maintaining that the Conference were correct in the way they have dealt with both Halifax and Boston.

But he has admitted that "an outside influence" could affect the decisions made at the weekend.

Click here for more.

Saturday June 7 3.40pm

Halifax Town could discover their fate this Wednesday when the Football Association are expected to hear their appeal against the Conference ruling that the club is not eligible to play in the league.

The Shaymen's future was not discussed at the Conference's two-hour agm held in Blackpool on Saturday.

That was expected as Conference chief executive Dennis Strudwick said before the meeting that due to the appeal nothing could be decided.

Boston United's appeal against their expulsion from Blue Square North will also be heard on the same day.

Friday June 6 - 10:15am

Football Conference chief executive Dennis Strudwick has told the Courier that Halifax Town's Blue Square Premier future can not be discussed at the Conference's annual meeting in Blackpool tomorrow. Click here to find out why.

Thursday June 5 - 11am

In the latest letter on the subject of the Halifax Town to be sent into our Your Say pages, Philip Ashworth praises the actions of the Supporters' Trust and their back-up plan, but urges supporters to ultimately back the consortium.

Click here to read his letter.

Wednesday - 10.40am

Shay football fans are being offered discounted Bradford City tickets by a Halifax businessman.

Click here for more.

10:30am

Jon Shaw, one of six Town players still facing an uncertain future, brought the curtain down on the season with his first-ever goal at international level in the West Indies as England C beat Barbados 2-0. Click here for the full report.

Wednesday 7.30am

HALIFAX Town have appealed against their impending expulsion from the Blue Square Premier Conference League.

The news emerged today after talks were held between Halifax Town Supporters' Trust chairman Allan Baker and consortium leader David Bosomworth.

Click here for the full story.

Tuesday June 3 - 10am

The Halifax Town saga continues to prompt readers to send in letters on the subject to the Courier's Your Say pages.

Today, John Eccles argues that the loss of Halifax Town from the Blue Square Premier League will have a significant damaging impact on the local sporting community. Click here to read the full letter.

Monday June 2 - 9.30am

The supporters' trust is again writing to the consortium seeking clarification of its intentions.

"A further letter is going to be sent reminding it of our offer of help and to try and clarify its position regarding the future of the club," said Halifax Town Supporters' Trust spokesman Jonathon Monaghan.

Click here for the full story.

Friday May 30 - 8.40am

MEMBERS of the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust were receiving ballot papers today seeking views on the future direction of the club.

A newsletter to the 230-plus membership outlines the history of the club and its more recent troubles.

And members are being asked to decide whether the trust should withdraw its "statement of intent" and allow more time for the consortium to evaluate its position alone, or ask the consortium to withdraw its "statement of intent."

A decision is needed as the FA will only accept one application for a team from Halifax and the trust has set a deadline of June 5 for replies.

It has been frustrated at the lack of dialogue with the consortium but will support whichever option is chosen by the membership.

And, if the consortium does not pursue its interest, the trust will proceed with plans for a fans' owned club but warned continuing delays could see deadlines missed for the Unibond Premier League Division One North - and the club re-starting as low as the Northern Counties East League at step six of the national game alongside Brighouse Town.

Click here to read the full newsletter

Thursday - 9.45am

TOWN fans are being asked to choose between a supporters' run club and one run by businessmen.

The issue has split fans and the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust is now asking its 230-plus membership its views.

Wednesday May 28 - 8.15am

The chairman of fans owned club Scarborough Athletic has offered a message of hope to Halifax Town fans.

Simon Cope is convinced fans' clubs can be successful and believes it is the best way forward for the Shaymen. Click here for the full story.

Tuesday May 27 - 10.15am

A Calderdale councillor has joined efforts to keep football in Halifax.

Town fan Roger Taylor has accepted an invitation to join the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust board. Click here for the full story.

Monday - 8.30am

Jon Shaw admitted he was 'amazed' by the show of support from Halifax Town fans at England's clash with Wales on Saturday.

Around 150 - one-tenth of last season's average home crowd - travelled to Rhyl to see Shaw help England to a 3-0 win over the Welsh and clinch the Four Nations title. Click here for the full story.

Monday May 26 - 8.10am

A fourth resignation has hit the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust board.

Mark Yates has quit following the resignations of Pam Burton, Roger Bottomley and Anne Stajic last week. Click here for the full story

Saturday 11am

A statement from the Society Board of Halifax Town Supporters' Trust was issued on Saturday - click here to read it.

Friday - 4pm

A fourth resignation has hit the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust board.

Mark Yates resigned this afternoon and follows Pam Burton, Roger Bottomley and Anne Stajic. Click here for more.

10.30am

The Football Association has revealed there has been no appeal from Halifax Town over the club's expulsion from the Blue Square Premier League. Click here for more.

Friday May 23 - 8.45am

Fans are being encouraged to take up positions on the board of the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust following a spate of resignations.

Pam Burton, Roger Bottomley and Anne Stajic have quit in support of the consortium's efforts to run a club next season.

The trust is working on a possible alternative option of starting a new club from scratch run and owned by supporters.

Last night it decided to invite fans to take up the vacancies on the board until the annual meeting at a date yet to be fixed.

Those invited include club vice president Jack Haymer and club historian Johnny Meynell.

"With regards to the future of Halifax Town we will be writing to our members within the next seven days with the aim of ensuring everybody is fully consulted and represented in what happens next," said a trust statement.

Thursday May 22 - 9.45am

The plight of Halifax Town has prompted a number of letters to be sent into our Your Say section. Today, reader Anthony Power writes how he feels the club's future lies with the fans. Click here to read his letter.

Other recent letters on the subject of Halifax Town include:

I want answers on Town crisis - click here to read

50 years a Town fan: I'm in shock - click here to read

Shock of Halifax Town's debts - click here to read

Wednesday May 21 - 8.45am

Members of the Halifax Town Supporters' Trust met council officers yesterday to discuss plans for a fans'owned club.

But it is now likely to be tomorrow night before a trust board meeting can be convened following developments over the last 48 hours. Click here for the full story.

Tuesday May 20 - 9.45am

The Halifax Town Supporters' Trust will meet tonight following the huge fall-out over the consortium. Click here for the full story.

Monday 11pm

THE consortium running Halifax Town have offered to end their efforts to keep the club alive - if that's what the club's supporters want.

In a statement issued tonight, the consortium repeated its desire to see the club return to action at 'the highest possible level' following its expulsion from the Blue Square Premier.

And, clearly stung by recent criticism of their efforts, they have sought to clarify their current position. Click here for more.

Plus: Fans trust duo quit - click here for their statement

11am

FANS should decide who runs a new Halifax club if two options are on the table, according to the supporters' trust.

The consortium has still to decide if it will be involved next season but the trust is pressing ahead with its business plan amidst the confusion.

And a public meeting is likely to be held next week to update fans.

"The FA won't accept two bids so it is a concern," said trust spokesman Gavin Butler.

"I think we will hear something today or tomorrow from the consortium but we are cracking on regardless.

"We are looking to hold a public meeting to which the consortium will be invited to attend.

"We don't feel it's up to a group of businessmen, or a small group of supporters, to decide the future of football in Halifax.

"It should be a decision made by all supporters of the old club, as it's the loyal supporters who are effectively the only real asset any new club would have."

Mr Butler said the trust would be seeking a deadline from the FA for when its business plan needed to be submitted.

Monday - 9am

Halifax Town Supporters' Trust will discuss plans to run a members' club with council officials tomorrow. Click here for the full story.

Saturday - 9am

THE demise of Halifax Town Football Club was due to be raised in the House Of Commons on Monday.

Halifax MP Linda Riordan will ask colleagues to pay tribute to players, fans and staff who have been involved with the club through its 97 year history.

She will demand the Government takes action to prevent other clubs experiencing a similar fate by setting up systems to redistribute the wealth of some of the biggest teams in the land.

And she will round off her Early Day Motion by paying tribute to Halifax Town Supporters Trust and wishing them "every success in their attempt to resurrect the football club and keep the Halifax Town name alive by re-forming and joining a lower league in time for the 2008/09 season."

12.20pm

A Calderdale councillor has told the Courier's Brian Coates that the Council is pressing ahead with its efforts to finish the Shay east stand despite the uncertainty surrounding Halifax Town. Click here for the full story.

Friday May 16 - 9.30am

The Halifax Town Supporters' Trust is pressing ahead with plans to form a members' club, reports Brian Coates. Click here for the full story.

Thursday - 4.20pm

The consortium are to be informed that a Halifax club will not be playing in the Conference next season.

As predicted on our website earlier today the Football Conference board has expelled the club. Click here for the full story.

4.10pm

Supporters' trusts umbrella group Supporters Direct has urged the consortium to talk with the Calderdale community as Halifax Town teeters on the brink of oblivion.

Businessmen David Bosomworth, Bobby Ham and Stuart Peacock have been working behind closed doors to try and secure a future for the troubled club and have left fans in the dark. Click here for the full story.

9.45am

AFC Telford chairman Lee Carter has offered hope to Halifax Town fans, suggesting the Shay club could in time repeat the resurrection his own club has enjoyed.

Four years ago Telford United - an established Conference outfit - went out of existence. But the reformed club has quickly climbed the non-league pyramid and only narrowly missed out on promotion to the Blue Square Premier last week. Click here for the full story.

9.30am

Unconfirmed reports are suggesting Halifax Town are to be expelled from the Football Conference, with Altrincham taking their place. Click here for the full story.

Thursday May 15 - 8am

Halifax Town fans are waiting for the consortium to unfold the latest drama surrounding the club.

The Football Conference board meeting broke up late on Wednesday and club representatives will be contacted on the outcome of talks. Click here for more.

Wednesday - 6pm

The meeting has ended. But officials are not giving anything away. The General Manager of the Football Conference Dennis Strudwick told the Courier this evening: Halifax Town's position in the Conference was discussed. The club will now be informed of the meeting's decision. They must be informed first.

4.30pm

Conference meeting still progressing

1.50pm

Former Halifax Town chairman Jim Brown has told the Courier's Brian Coates he will definitely not be returning to Halifax Town.

Earlier today Mr Brown announced he was standing down as Bradford City's vice chairman, sparking rumours he may be planning to return to the Shay - click here for the full story

11.20am

The Football Conference is currently discussing Halifax Town's future after the consortium funding the club approached the Conference with a view to reforming the club rather than starting from scratch. - click here to read the full story.

10.45am

Halifax Town fans are pressing ahead with plans to form a supporters-owned team – in case a consortium of businessmen cannot save the club.

Click here to read the full story.

10am

Former Halifax Town chairman Jim Brown has announced that he is to stand down as vice charman of Division Two side Bradford City. Click here to read more.

9.45am

Football fans from all corners of the country have been following the plight of Halifax Town on our website.

Through our user analysis software we can see which sites are linking to our stories, and how many people are clicking through from each site.

Click here for a league table of fans' groups who have been following the Halifax Town story.

Wednesday May 14 - 9am

Johnny Meynell, a Halifax Town fan since a young boy, is angry about the demise of his favourite team. He has closely followed the running of the club. The author of The Definitive Halifax Town AFC gives his personal account of where the blame lies for the collapse of the Shaymen - click here to read it.

Tuesday - 11.45am

Halifax Town and the consortium who have been trying to take over the club have issued a statement detailing the current situation.

The consortium say they are continuing to fund the ongoing running of the existing company and are working on the various scenarios relating to the club and its future.

Click here to read the full statement.

10.45am

The fund-raising chairman of the Shay Stadium Trust believes the arena is viable even without a football team.

Philip Hellawell said plans to develop the Shay should go ahead and that the demise of Halifax Town need not impact on the future of Halifax RLFC. Click here for the full story.

Tuesday - 9.15am

Football's ruling body is this week considering putting a potential new Halifax club into the Northern Premier League.

The Halifax Town Supporters' Trust has lodged a "statement of intent" with the Football Association.

Click here for the full story.

Monday - 5pm

Halifax Town administrators have postponed issuing a statement regarding the club because of ongoing discussions with a potential buyer.

Click here for more.

10am

Chris Wilder has pinpointed mistakes made in the two years before he was appointed manager in 2002 as the cause of Halifax Town's ultimate demise. Click here for the full story

9.30am

Halifax RLFC bosses will seek urgent talks with Calderdale Council later this week to discuss the management of the Shay Stadium. Click here for the full story.

Monday - 8.20am

Defiant Halifax supporters have held an emergency meeting to resurrect a football club and restore some pride in the town. Click here for the full story

Saturday - 11am

Administrator Rob Sadler offered fans some hope of keeping professional football alive in Halifax in the form of a fans' run club.

He said: "We have no tangible assets so there would be nothing to stop the supporters trust, for example, approaching the Shay Stadium Trust and saying they would like to be the team that plays here."

Click here for the full story.

Saturday - 9am

Town boss Chris Wilder has spoken of his devastation that the club looks set to fold.

But he said he would leave the club with no regrets about how his side had performed on the pitch. Click here to read the full story.

Friday - 2.35pm

Halifax Town appear to be heading for liquidation.

Administrator Rob Sadler told the Courier's Dave Fletcher today the debt to the Inland Revenue appeared insurmountable.

Initial estimates had put the amount Halifax Town owed at 500,000 - but the meeting was told the figure was around 814,000.

He said this was likely to mean the end of the club.

"The cleanest way forward is to start from the bottom and build up again debt free."

1.35pm

Former chairman Geoff Ralph has just been called back to the meeting.

1.05pm

The meeting has resumed.

A progress report is thought to be underway with the club's situation over the Inland Revenue.

12.40pm

The meeting has now broken up for lunch. Due to resume at 1pm.

12.10pm

Talks are continuing into the afternoon which is pushing time limits to the brink.

Earlier indications from administrators suggested a decision either way would be known by lunchtime.

If a deal is struck the necessary paperwork has to be completed today to meet deadlines set by the football authorities.

11.35am

Sponsorship in lieu of cash was turned down by creditors holding out for 10p in the pound, reports Brian Coates.

Businessman Gary Pearson was contacted by an intermediary on behalf of administrators this morning.

He runs Jacamast Ltd, of Huddersfield, and is owed 193,000 following work on the half-finished east stand.

"They were hoping to get something in place and I've been asked if I would accept sponsorship but I won't for that money," he said.

"We feel 10p is still a poor offer. We have to draw the line and that is where we are drawing the line."

Mr Pearson's stance is backed by Roy Barnett who is owned a similar sum for work on the stand.

"Sponsorship might not be worth anything," said Mr Pearson.

11.30am

Geoff Ralph, who left the meeting at 11.30am, told the Courier's Dave Fletcher talks were progressing but could take some time. A sticking point is understood to be how much was owed to the Inland Revenue.

It is thought two votes will be taken on any rescue package proposed - the first where 75 per cent of creditors need to agree and the second where a simple majority was required but only among creditors not directly involved with the club.

10.40am

As administrators frantically try to save Halifax Town this morning a major creditor refuses to compromise, reports Brian Coates.

Roy Barnett is owed nearly 200,000 and insisted he receives 10p in the pound rather than the 2.5p offered on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Courier 30 minutes into the 10am meeting he said: "The last I heard was there might be a short adjournment for a couple of hours to try and get the dividend increased.

"My position has not changed.

"I get 20,000 or I don't get anything. There is no room for negotiation.

"However they want to do it is up to them but at the end of it I get my 20,000.

"I believe they are still trying to do it."

His company R. M. Barnett Ltd, of Huddersfield, was involved in the building of the half finished Shay east stand.

10.15am

The meeting has now begun, reports Dave Fletcher from the Begbies Traynor offices in Leeds.

Halifax Town general manager Angie Firth, former commercial manager Andrew Pinfield, advisor Chris Yewdall and former chairman Geoff Ralph turned up and it is understood much of the negotiations with creditors may be carried out on the telephone.

Major creditors including Jacamast Ltd and R. M. Barnett Ltd were not present.

Halifax Town manager Chris Wilder was understood to be holding talks with players at the Shay at the same time.

Friday May 9 - 9.00am

Halifax Town officials and creditors are making their way along the M62 to the Leeds offices of administrators Begbies Traynor for the adjourned creditors' meeting.

Proceedings are due to start at 10am with the future of the club in the balance.

The first meeting on Wednesday had to be abandoned when major creditors refused to accept 2.5p in the pound in settlement of debts.

Instead, they demanded a minimum of 10p.

Administrator Rob Sadler now has to persuade potential new owners to increase the offer which would take their total outlay for taking control of the club to around 800,000.

Without an agreement, the club will fail to gain membership of the Blue Square Premier League for the 2008/09 season, and could face liquidation.

Keep up to date with the day's developments right here.

Thursday - 12 noon

Halifax Town today stands on the brink of disaster, with the threat of liquidation hanging over the club - Brian Coates reports in full on yesterday's creditors' meeting. Click here to read.

Thursday May 8 - 9.30am

Halifax Town could face a local derby with Brighouse Town next season if the consortium bidding to buy the club and creditors fail to agree on a deal by lunchtime Friday, reports Dave Fletcher.

Click here to read the full story.

Wednesday May 7 - 12 noon

The meeting broke up just before noon without agreement. It has been adjourned until 10am on Friday.

The consortium wanting to take control of the club are now being asked to up their offer to 10p and administrator Rob Sadler warned there were no guarantees.

It would mean businessmen David Bosomworth, Bobby Ham and Stuart Peacock would have spent 800,000 to take control of the club and a commitment to fund ongoing losses running at up to 30,000 a month.

Only a handful of creditors turned up personally to the creditors' meeting held at the Shay in the Weaver's restaurant.

It was adjourned until 10 am on Friday to the Leeds offices of administrators Begbies Traynor.

11:00am

An hour on, the creditors are still locked in the meeting.

10:15am

A major creditor of Halifax Town threatened to reject a 2.5p in the offer being put by administrators today.

Click here for the full story

8.30am

A CREDITORS' meeting was being held today for those owed money by Halifax Town.

The proposal from administrators running the football club is for creditors to accept 2.5p in the pound in full settlements of their debts.

A vote will determine whether it is accepted, rejected or adjourned.

"It could be concluded or adjourned for a short time but it needs to be sorted quickly," said administrator Peter Sargent, of Begbies Traynor.

If the offer is accepted the administrators will sell the club to a consortium of businessmen by the weekend.

That deadline has to be met for club to be considered for membership of the Blue Square Premier League next season and a decision on that will be taken at the Football Conference annual meeting on June 7.

Halifax Town avoided relegation from the league on the last day of the season last month after suffering a 10-point deduction for being placed in administration. It has debts of 2 million.

Visit this page throughout the day to keep up to date with all the developments from the creditors' meeting.

 
 
 

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