Town hope to break away league duck at Alfreton

Lee Gregory has scored four goals in his last two games
Lee Gregory has scored four goals in his last two games

FC Halifax Town go in search of their elusive first away league win of the season at Alfreton tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm kick-off).

Town will be hoping their away day blues end against the Reds, with the Shaymen collecting just two points from a possible 21 on their travels in the Skrill Premier.

Alfreton sit one place below Town in the table and have a similarly paradoxical home and away record.

Like the Shaymen, Alfreton have been impressive at home with six wins out of eight, but with six defeats out of eight on the road.

Only Town themselves have scored more goals than them on their own patch in the league but only Gateshead and Nuneaton have conceded more at home in the top half of the table.

Halifax have also conceded more than any other side in the top half of the Skrill Premier.

Lee Gregory is aiming to add to his four goals from his previous two matches, with his next effort set to move him into double figures for the season.

Former Bradford striker Jake Speight is currently on loan at the club from Mansfield and scored his first goal for them in their last league outing, a 3-2 win at Aldershot.

Since then, Nicky Law’s side, like Town, have booked their place in the first round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win at North Ferriby.

John Akinde and Tom Shaw are their joint top-scorers with five goals, with Law’s men notching three or more goals in seven games this season.

But their form of late has been the very definition of inconsistency, with four wins and four defeats in their last eight matches.

Law is in his seventh full season at the Impact Arena, having previously managed Bradford, while his son Josh has made more than 200 appearances for the club.

A win for either side in what is their first ever meeting could see them leap up into the play-off places.

Town then travel to Harrogate Railway on Monday in the West Riding County Cup.

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