Town travel to Grimsby in another promotion six-pointer

Marcus Carver heads in one of Town's four goals against Grimsby at the Shay earlier this season.
Marcus Carver heads in one of Town's four goals against Grimsby at the Shay earlier this season.

The big games just keep on coming for FC Halifax Town, who face another vital game in the race for the play-offs as they travel to Grimsby on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

Town go into the game on the back of their thrilling 4-0 win over Barnet, the same score they beat Grimsby by in the reverse fixture back in September.

If Halifax can complete the double over the Mariners, they could move up to third in the table on goal difference depending on the result between Braintree and Gateshead.

Should Grimsby and Braintree both win, Town could drop out if the top-five altogether.

Grimsby have collected a disappointing four points from a possible nine in their recent outings, beating Chester last time out but drawing with Woking and losing at Dartford.

But they have won six of their last 10 matches and have only lost once in their last 13 home fixtures.

Town have gone nine-and-a-half hours without conceding a goal after keeping their sixth consecutive clean sheet on Saturday.

Lee Gregory once again moved ahead of Andre Gray as the division’s leading goalscorer with 28 league goals as he bagged one of Halifax’s four at Barnet.

Neil Aspin has some tough decisions to make in terms of team selection, with Simon Ainge available after serving a two-game ban, but may be tempted to keep an unchanged side.

Town’s last visit to Grimsby came back in 1989 when they drew 1-1, with their last win there coming in 1969.

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