FC Halifax Town: Chester preview

Jordan Burrow in action for Halifax during their 1-0 defeat against Chester earlier this season
Jordan Burrow in action for Halifax during their 1-0 defeat against Chester earlier this season
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The leakiest defence in the country head to Chester on Saturday (3pm) aiming to end a run of 25 games without a clean sheet.

Halifax have conceded more goals than any team in the country and have the worst goal difference of any club in the top six tiers.

It’s now three hours since Town’s last goal, a Kingsley James penalty at Altrincham, while only Boreham Wood and Southport have had fewer shots on target than Halifax.

Chester beat Halifax 1-0 back in August and have experienced a mixed set of results so far, with draws against Dover and Cheltenham, wins over Wrexham and Eastleigh but defeats to Welling and Lincoln.

But they’ve only failed to score three times this season..

Only Dover’s Nicky Deverdics has set-up more goals in the division that Chester’s John Rooney

Chester have collected more yellow cards than any other team, and go into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win at Southport thanks to two goals in the last 11 minutes.

Chester have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six games, conceding 14 goals.

But the only time they’ve won back-to-back games was in their first two matches against Braintree and Halifax.