FC Halifax Town v Bromley preview
Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game with Bromley.
Venue: The Shay
Date: Saturday, April 24
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
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.
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).
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.
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