Shaymen kick-off manic March with trip to Southport

FC Halifax Town v Wrexham at the Shay. Danny Hattersley
FC Halifax Town v Wrexham at the Shay. Danny Hattersley
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FC Halifax Town begin a manic March of eight games in 26 days with a trip to relegation-threatened Southport on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

Town’s clash at Haig Avenue is the first of four consecutive Tuesday night matches this month, with the Shaymen kicking-off a run of nine Saturday-Tuesday matches in-a-row at Kidderminster on Saturday.

Southport go into the game without a win in nine matches, and have conceded 19 goals in their last seven games.

Veteran keeper Peter Brezovan experienced a baptism of fire on his debut for the club, conceding five at Forest Green on Saturday in his first match for three months.

No other side in the division has fewer home goals than Southport before the match, with only bottom-club Telford losing more home games.

Town’s last defeat on the road was at Torquay back in December, which was two days after Southport’s last home win over Eastleigh.

Halifax’s clean sheet at Kidderminster was their 15th league shut-out of the campaign, a total only bettered by Bristol Rovers and Grimsby.

Town’s last win at Southport came thanks to a Danny Forrest goal in an FA Trophy tie back in 2005.

Steve Williams is expected to be Halifax’s only absentee with a hamstring injury, while Danny Hattersley (pictured) could be in line to appear against his former club.

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