Chesterfield v FC Halifax Town preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game against Chesterfield.
Chesterfield's Nathan Tyson in action against Bromley on SaturdayChesterfield's Nathan Tyson in action against Bromley on Saturday
Chesterfield's Nathan Tyson in action against Bromley on Saturday

Venue: Technique Stadium

Date: Tuesday, April 20

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Referee: Thomas Parsons. Took charge of Town’s 3-1 win over Eastleigh in December, and Chesterfield’s 1-0 defeat to Sutton last month.

Odds: Chesterfield win 11/10, draw 13/5, Halifax win 9/4

Last five games

Chesterfield: Weymouth (h) W 1-0, Eastleigh (a) W 1-0, King’s Lynn (a) W 2-1, Boreham Wood (h) D 0-0, Bromley (h) L 2-1

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Halifax: Sutton (h) D 2-2, Weymouth (h) W 3-2, Altrincham (a) W 1-0,l Wrexham (h) L 4-0, King’s Lynn (h) W 4-2

Manager: James Rowe. The Spireites have only lost five of 23 league games since he took over in November, taking them them from the relegation zone to the play-off places.

Position: 7th.

One to watch: Kairo Mitchell. The 23-year-old striker scored seven goals in 20 league appearances for King’s Lynn before being snapped up by Chesterfield recently.

Match facts: Only top two Hartlepool and Sutton have scored more goals in the National League than Halifax (53).

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Only three sides have conceded fewer goals in the division than Chesterfield (31).

Chesterfield have kept five clean sheets in their last seven games, and nine clean sheets in their last 12 home outings.

Halifax have won four of their last five away matches.

Last time they met: Jack Redshaw’s penalty proved decisive as Town beat Chesterfield at The Shay in December 2019.

Tuesday’s National League fixtures:

Aldershot v King’s Lynn

Woking v Torquay

Boreham W v Barnet

Chesterfield v Halifax

Wealdstone v Maidenhead