Shaymen set for bumper crowd in play-off clash

Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Kidderminster at The Shay
Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Kidderminster at The Shay
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FC Halifax Town could be set for their biggest home crowd of the season on Wednesday when they host Cambridge United in the first-leg of their play-off semi-final (7.45pm kick-off).

Town booked their place in the play-offs yesterday with a 1-1 draw against Kidderminster to leave them fifth in the Skrill Premier.

Just over 2,000 fans were at the Shay on Saturday, while their biggest home crowd of the campaign so far came when 3,586 saw them beat champions Luton 2-0 last month.

But that figure may well be beaten with Town just 180 minutes away from the play-off final at Wembley.

Town have already surpassed even their wildest expectations this season with an outstanding top-five finish, but a Wembley appearance would represent a magnificent accomplishment for the part-time club and their manager Neil Aspin.

He has already guided the Shaymen to three promotions in the last four seasons, but another promotion this year would see Town return to the Football League for the first time since 2002.