Shaymen must go for three points - Eastwood

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Simon Eastwood has joined the call for Town to go for the win when they travel to Solihull even if a point is enough to get them in the play offs.

The Shaymen need just a draw to secure their place in the top five while three points would ensure they finished third, avoiding Guiseley in the semi-finals.

And keeper Eastwood says Town should stick to what they know best and that means going for the victory.

“We have to go there and try to win, like we do every game,” he said. “Hopefully that will be enough.

“We will go there, be professional and get what we need to get in the play offs.

“We all know that the play offs are a lottery and we will see what happens when we get there.”

Town have already won at Solihull this season, a Danny Holland goal sending them through to an FA Cup first round clash with Charlton.

Only 551 watched that game and there will be at least that many Town fans there tomorrow.

“We went there for the FA Cup game and the reward was to play Charlton,” said Eastwood.

“It is only a small ground, but I am sure we will take a lot of fans.”

Once a play off place is secured, Town can contemplate a two legged semi-final.

And while their away form has been better than their Shay form, they have won their last three on home soil and Eastwood is confident they can shine.

“I think we have turned it round at home,” he said. “I thought we looked nervous and were poor at the start of the season.

“Now we look solid and look like was are going to score.”

One thing Eastwood will be hoping is that whoever comes to the Shay in a semi-final, their keeper does not play as well as Droyslden’s keeper Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton did at the weekend.

“He had a great game,” said Eastwood. “Even if Tom Baker had hit the target with the penalty I think he would have saved it.

“He said it was one of the best games he had ever had and fair play to him.”

Town’s directors are subsidising the official club travel to Saturday’s final regular season game at Solihull Moors.

The cost of the trip, which would have been £16, has been set at £9 per person although anyone wishing to donate more is welcome to do so.

Transport leaves the Shay at 11am and places can be booked by calling 07707 143094 after 5pm.

AFC Halifax and Halifax Town Supporters Club are holding a joint race night tomorrow at Kingston Social Club on Hopwood Lane.

There are a number of horses still available to sponsor (£3) and names can be e-mailed to

The first race is at 8pm and all age groups are welcome to attend.

Pep Guardiola has revealed he will speak to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell about how the club moves forward from their shock Champions League semi-final exit to Chelsea.

The Catalans went into Tuesday night’s second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and then suffering a home loss to arch rivals Real Madrid.