Town looking for another happy away day

Lee Gregory in action for Town against Boston earlier this season.

Lee Gregory in action for Town against Boston earlier this season.

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FC Halifax Town can extend their unbeaten away league record to nine games at Boston United on Saturday (April 13, 3pm kick-off).

The Shaymen ended a five game home run without a win with a 2-0 victory over Corby on Thursday to lift them back above Altrincham into fourth place in the Blue Square North table.

Town have the best defensive record away from home in the league, having conceded only 11 goals in 16 games on the road so far and are unbeaten in the league away from home since New Year’s Day,

Manager Neil Aspin says his side will head into the game with confidence following the win against Corby, and wants his side to maintain their impressive form on the road.

He said: “You want to play well in front of your own supporters and I’m conscious of the fact that we want to win games in front of our home support, but a lot of our good performances have been away from home.

“We have had games at home where we’ve played really well and scored lots of goals but in too many games we’ve failed to score and struggled at times.

“But away from home we’ve had a good record, we’ve been consistent on our travels and now is the time we really need to keep it going, but we’ll go into Saturday’s game confident we can get a result.”

Boston are currently 12th in the table and won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Shay back in October,

They have won just one of their last five home games, although only four teams in the league have scored more goals than them on their own patch.

That’s thanks in no small part to top-scorer Marc Newsham, with the former Rotherham youngster tied with Town’s Lee Gregory in the scoring charts with 19 goals, although he has scored just two in the club’s last eight matches.