Town return to scene of promotion glory

Halifax Town star players Geoff Horsfield and Jamie Patterson celebrate winning at kidderminster where Halifax Town clinched the Vauxhall Conference title in 1998
Halifax Town star players Geoff Horsfield and Jamie Patterson celebrate winning at kidderminster where Halifax Town clinched the Vauxhall Conference title in 1998

FC Halifax Town return to the scene of one of the old club’s greatest triumphs when they play Kidderminster tonight (Tuesday, 7.45pm kick-off).

The Shaymen clinched promotion from the Conference in 1998 when they won at Aggborough under the guidance of George Mulhall.

Memories of Town’s last meeting with the Harriers are less pleasant though, when Kidderminster came away from the Shay with a 6-1 win.

Steve Burr’s side have won six of their first 10 games, including three out of four at home.

There should be plenty of goals on show, with only Halifax conceding more than Kidderminster in the top half of the table, while only Forest Green have scored more than Town in the league.

Adam Smith is expected to come back into the starting line-up for Town after serving a one-game ban against Hereford.

Lee Gregory should also continue up-front, while Kevin Holsgrove is pushing for a start after coming off the bench on Saturday.

Former Port Vale striker Anthony Malbon is the danger man for the hosts with three goals to his name so far, bringing his total to 30 for the club since joining from Leek in January.

Kidderminster could move up to third in the table with a win, while three points for the Shaymen would lift them above the hosts.

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