Shaymen aiming to maintain perfect home start

FC Halifax Town fans at the Shay
FC Halifax Town fans at the Shay
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FC Halifax Town look to preserve their 100 per cent home record when they host Southport at the Shay on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm kick-off).

The Shaymen are on a three match unbeaten run having drawn 2-2 with Macclesfield on Saturday, with Lee Gregory netting his fourth goal of the season and Kevin Holsgrove bagging his second.

But Town could be without midfielder Matt Pearson, who picked up a shoulder injury in the game.

Boss Neil Aspin says victory on Monday would make it a good start to the campaign for his team, but says his side must keep their concentration after conceding a late equaliser at Moss Rose.

He said: “We have to be positive on Monday, we’ve got a home game.

“If we can win that we’ll have had a good start but Macclesfield is a good example that you have to play for 90 minutes.”

Southport go into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Gateshead on Saturday, which was their third win from four games so far this campaign.

The started the season with back-to-back wins over Luton and Hyde before losing 3-1 at Nuneaton.

A win for Town would lift them above Southport in the table, but victory for the visitors could see them go top.