FC Halifax Town v King’s Lynn preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game against King’s Lynn.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:47 am
Ian Culverhouse, Manager of King's Lynn Town. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Venue: The Shay

Date: Saturday, April 17

Kick-off: 12.15pm

Referee: Gareth Rhodes. Took charge of the reverse fixture this season, as well as Town’s home draws against Yeovil and Hartlepool, in which Danny Williams was sent-off.

Odds: Halifax win 1/2, draw 10/3, King’s Lynn win 5/1

Last five games

Halifax: Eastleigh (a) L 1-0, Sutton (h) D 2-2, Weymouth (h) W 3-2, Altrincham (a) W 1-0, Wrexham (h) L 4-0

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

Manager: Ian Culverhouse. Appointed in 2018 for a second time, former Norwich player Culverhouse has led the club to back-to-back promotions.

Position: 21st

One to watch: Midfielder Sonny Carey is a creative midfielder who has been linked to a move into the Football League.

Match facts: King’s Lynn have only scored once in their last five away matches, while they haven’t won in their last eight games on the road.

The Linnets have kept a clean sheet in just two of their 15 away matches in the league this season.

King’s Lynn have used 35 players already this campaign.

Halifax’s blank against Wrexham on Tuesday was the first time they had failed to score at home in 14 games.

Last time they met: Lewis Mansell scored for Town as they drew 1-1 at King’s Lynn in January.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Woking v Wrexham

Notts Co v Eastleigh

Barnet v Aldershot

Yeovil v Boreham W

Altrincham v Sutton Utd

Chesterfield v Bromley

Halifax v King’s Lynn

Stockport v Maidenhead

Wealdstone v Hartlepool

Dag & Red v Solihull M