Shaymen aim to preserve perfect home record against Grimsby

Marcus Carver leaps to head in one of Town's four goals against Grimsby last season.
Marcus Carver leaps to head in one of Town's four goals against Grimsby last season.
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FC Halifax Town will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent home record when they host Grimsby in the Conference Premier on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

A win for the Shaymen could lift them above Woking back into second place, depending on their result at Torquay.

Jamie Jackson missed Town’s 2-0 defeat at Forest Green with a groin injury, but could be in contention for a return to action.

Town completed the double over Grimsby last season, trashing them 4-0 at the Shay with goals from Marcus Carver, Adam Smith and a brace from Dan Gardner, while Lois Maynard’s goal won the return game at Blundell Park.

Grimsby have had an underwhelming start to the campaign, winning three of their first nine games, but only leaders Barnet have scored more goals than the Mariners.

Former Halifax loanee Craig Clay has featured in every game for Grimsby so far, scoring twice.

Grimsby could rise as high as eighth with a win. Their last win at the Shay came back in 1978.

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