Altrincham v FC Halifax Town preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game with Altrincham.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:05 pm
Altrincham FC. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Venue: Moss Lane

Date: Saturday, April 10

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Matthew Dicicco.

Odds: Altrincham win 7/5, draw 12/5, Halifax win 8/5

Last five games

Altrincham: Woking (a) D 1-1, Dag & Red (h) L 1-0, King’s Lynn (h) W 3-0, Maidenhead (a) W 1-0, King’s Lynn (a) L 2-0

Halifax: Solihull (h) W 1-0, Aldershot (h) W 1-0, Eastleigh (a) L 1-0, Sutton (h) D 2-2, Weymouth (h) W 3-2

Manager: Phil Parkinson. Appointed in April 2017 and guided The Robins to two promotions in the last three seasons.

Position: 13th.

One to watch: 30-year-old midfielder Josh Hancock has 11 goals in 28 league appearances this season.

Match facts: Only four players have scored more goals in the National League this season than Altrincham’s Josh Hancock.

Only Torquay and Sutton have scored more goals in the division than Halifax (48).

Town have kept only one clean sheet in their last 14 away matches.

Altrincham have lost more games at home (6) than they have won (5) in the league this season.

Former Halifax loanees James Hardy and Nyal Bell and ex Town winger Matty Kosylo are all among the squad at Altrincham.

Last time they met: Luke Summerfield, Billy Chadwick and Martin Woods scored as Town beat Altrincham 3-2 at The Shay in December.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Torquay v Weymouth

Wrexham v Stockport

Bromley v Dag & Red

Altrincham v Halifax

Boreham W v Wealdstone

Maidenhead v Barnet

Eastleigh v Woking

King’s Lynn v Chesterfield

Hartlepool v Notts Co