FC Halifax Town host Lincoln City on Saturday (3pm kick-off) in their final game of 2013 as their festive schedule continues.
Town have won twice as many home games in the league than Lincoln, and have scored more than three times as many goals on their own patch than the Imps.
The Shaymen’s impressive home record in the second-half of 2013 is in stark contrast to earlier in the year, with Neil Aspin’s men winning 10, drawing two and losing two home games this campaign so far compared to just three wins, nine draws and three defeats between January 1 and their final home match of last season on 30 April.
Their overall home record for 2013 before the Lincoln clash is only five defeats, 11 draws and 13 wins from 29 matches at the Shay in all competitions.
Lincoln’s away record in the Skrill Premier is enough to give them nightmares after Christmas, having won just once in their last 11 away matches in the division.
Manager Gary Simpson was caretaker-manager at Sincil Bank between November 2003 and March 2004 and returned to the hot seat in February this year.
Top-scorer Ben Tomlinson joined the club from Alfreton this summer and was one of 10 players to join the club in the close season.
Town winger Adam Smith is in line to face his former club after scoring twice in 34 appearances for Lincoln last season.