FC Halifax Town v Barnet preview

Halifax v Barnet at The Shay last seasonHalifax v Barnet at The Shay last season
Halifax v Barnet at The Shay last season
Here is our match preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League clash with Barnet.

Venue: The Shay

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Referee: Scott Simpson. This is the official’s first season at National League level. He has shown four yellow cards in his two previous National League games this season.

Odds: Halifax win 6/5, draw 12/5, Barnet win 19/10

Last five games

Halifax: South Shields (FAC a) L 2-0, Wealdstone (h) L 1-0, Notts County (h) D 1-1, Torquay (h) L 2-1, Sutton (a) L 1-0

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Barnet: Bromley (h) L 3-1, King’s Lynn, (h) L 2-0, Woking (a) L 4-1, Hartlepool (h) D 0-0, MK Dons (FAC h) L 1-0

Manager: Peter Beadle. Former Barnet player Beadle was appointed as boss in August after a hugely successful spell as Hereford manager.

One to watch: JJ Hooper. Scored six goals in 19 league games last season and has three this campaign, all of which have been scored away from home.

Match facts: Town are without a win in their last nine games

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Both teams come into the match with one draw and four defeats from their last five matches

Barnet have just one goal in their last four games, and have only scored once in open play in their last five matches

Barnet’s last win at The Shay came in August 2004. Dean Howell and Mark Monington gave Town a 2-0 half-time lead, but Barnet fought back in the second-half to take all three points.

Last time they met: Jack Redshaw scored for Town in a 1-1 draw at The Hive in January.

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You can follow all the action from the game at The Shay on Wednesday evening with Town writer Tom Scargill’s live blog, plus there will be an on-the-whistle match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild on the Courier website.

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