Town return to action against lowly Lambs

Lee Gregory
Lee Gregory

FC Halifax Town are finally back in action tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm kick-off) when they host strugglers Tamworth at the Shay.

It will be 16 days since Town’s heartbreaking last-minute loss at Chester by the time they take to the field on Saturday, and just under a month since they thrashed Salisbury 5-1 in their last home game.

That was Halifax’s sole win of 2014, although Neil Aspin’s side have still only lost just once at home in the league this season and have found the net in every one of their league outings at the Shay.

Tamworth are without a win in their last seven games and have only kept three clean sheets on the road this term.

On-loan Scunthorpe striker Matt Godden has scored three times in his two games since joining Tamworth, but failed to find the net when he lined up against Town for Dartford back in December.

Richard Peniket is their top scorer with just six league goals, and has notched just two in his last 12 matches.

In contrast, Lee Gregory has scored in each of his last eight Shay outings, notching 14 goals in those games.

Only leaders Luton have scored more goals at home than Town, who have scored three or more goals on nine occasions on their own patch.

Town are aiming for their 13th home win of the season against a Tamworth team who have just one win from their last 11 away games.

Halifax could move up to 7th win a win, while Tamworth are guaranteed to end the day in 23rd whatever the result.

The half-time game will be played by Crossley Juniors’ under 9s.

FC Halifax Town are offering coach travel to Hyde next Saturday, leaving the Shay at 1pm and priced at £13.

Follow Halifax Town reporter Tom Scargill on Twitter for live updates throughout every Shaymen match - and check www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/halifaxtown for reports after the game.