FC Halifax Town v Bromley preview

Michael Cheek.  (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)Michael Cheek.  (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
Michael Cheek. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game with Bromley.

Venue: The Shay

Date: Saturday, April 24

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Scott Simpson. Took charge of Town’s 5-2 win over Barnet at The Shay in December.

Odds: Halifax win 7/5, draw 23/10, Bromley win 7/4

Last five games

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

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Bromley: Wealdstone (h) D 2-2, Stockport (a) D 0-0, Dag & Red (h) W 1-0, Woking (a) W 4-3, Chesterfield (a) W 2-1

Manager: Andy Woodman. The former Northampton, Brentford and Colchester goalkeeper and ex-head of goalkeeping at Arsenal was appointed at the end of March after Neil Smith’s surprise departure and has won three out of his first five games.

Position: 9th.

One to watch: Michael Cheek. The 29-year-old striker once scored a hat-trick at The Shay for Braintree and is the National League’s top-scorer with 21 goals in 35 games.

Match facts: No club in the National League has scored more goals than Halifax (55).

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The Shaymen have collected 29 points from the last 39 available.

Bromley have won more games away (8) than they have at home (6) this season.

Top-scorer Michael Cheek has scored in each of Bromley’s last three games.

Cheek has scored 40 per cent of Bromley’s league goals this season.

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Last time they met: A penalty from Luke Summerfield cancelled out Michael Cheek’s spot kick before Jamie Allen scored the winner in January.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Torquay v Notts Co

Wrexham v Chesterfield

Aldershot v Wealdstone

Altrincham v Barnet

Boreham W v Stockport

Maidenhead v Woking

Halifax v Bromley

King’s Lynn v Dag & Red

Solihull M v Yeovil

Eastleigh v Sutton Utd

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