Workington trip kicks-off hectic schedule

Lee Gregory (left) celebrates scoring for Town in the reverse fixture against Workington at the Shay earlier this season.

Lee Gregory (left) celebrates scoring for Town in the reverse fixture against Workington at the Shay earlier this season.

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FC Halifax Town play their first game for 11 days at Workington on Saturday (March 30, 3pm kick-off), starting an incredible end to their season.

After games against Harrogate and Chester were both postponed, Town are faced with the daunting prospect of playing 13 games between now and the end of April.

The trip to Cumbria is the first of four games for The Shaymen over the next eight days, with Bradford Park Avenue visiting the Shay on Easter Monday before Town visit promotion rivals Guiseley on Wednesday and host Altrincham next Saturday.

Halifax were clear winners in the reverse fixture against Workington back in August, when goals from Lee Gregory, Gareth Seddon, Dale Johnson and Jamie Rainford helped them to a 5-1 win.

Tuesday night’s 3-2 home defeat to Bishop’s Stortford was Workington’s first loss in six games, with the visitors snatching a last-minute winner despite being down to ten men.

Top scorer Gareth Arnison scored for Workington at the Shay, which was the third of 17 goals he has notched for them this season, making him the fourth highest scorer in the division.

New signings James Knowles, Adam Jackson, James Bolton and Danny Glover could all feature for Town, while defender Matt Pearson looks set to continue at centre-half before returning to parent club Rochdale after Monday’s game against Bradford Park Avenue.

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.