Town looking sharp for Shots visit

Andy Campbell in action for Town the last time they hosted Aldershot in April 2008.
Andy Campbell in action for Town the last time they hosted Aldershot in April 2008.

Aldershot beware - FC Halifax Town go into tomorrow’s clash at the Shay with more home goals than any other side in the Skrill Premier.

The Shaymen knocked four past Hyde on Tuesday, the same night Aldershot conceded four without reply at Cambridge.

Only Luton have scored as many goals as Town in the league this season, who have netted nine in their last three Shay outings.

Five of those have come from top-scorer Lee Gregory, who already has a dozen goals to his name this term.

Although Andy Scott’s visitors have scored fewer on the road than any other side they have the fourth-best defensive record away from home.

The Shots would be 16th in the table without their 10-point deduction for being in administration at the start of the season.

The club came down to the Conference with debts of £1 million and just six players on their books after the administrators made 13 redundant.

But Town will need to be wary of top-scorer Brett Williams, who has already scored more this season than the rest of his career put together with eight goals.

But he only has two in his last nine games, which has coincided with a poor run by the team too, with just one win from their last 10 matches.

The Shots have won just once in their last nine visits to the Shay, back in February 2004 when Tim Sills’ late goal completed the visitors’ comeback after Ryan Mallon’s early goal.

Aldershot will remain second-from-bottom whatever the result tomorrow, while three points for Town could lift them back into the play-off places.

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