FC Halifax Town v Solihull Moors preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League clash with Solihull Moors.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Solihull Moors v FC Halifax Town, December 15, 2020. Photo: Tom King.

Venue: The Shay

Date: Saturday, March 13

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Aaron Jackson. Took charge of Halifax’s away win at Aldershot and away draw at Wrexham this season.

Odds: Halifax win 29/20, draw 9/4, Solihull win 13/8

Last five games

Halifax: Barnet (a) L 2-1, Torquay (a) W 3-2, Hartlepool (h) D 1-1, Wealdstone (a) W 2-1, Notts County (a) W 2-1

Solihull: Torquay (h) L 2-1, Boreham Wood (a) D 2-2, Dag & Red (h) L 1-0, Maidenhead (h) D 1-1, Stockport (h) L 5-0

Manager: Mark Yates was re-appointed as manager on a short-term deal until the end of the season on Thursday, a day after previous boss Jimmy Shan left the club.

Position: 17th

One to watch: Midfielder Jimmy Ball scored against Halifax in the reverse fixture earlier this season and has an eye for goal.

Match facts: Solihull have won just once in their last 10 games.

Solihull have won only one of their last 11 away matches.

Only three sides in the National League have scored fewer goals than Solihull (28).

Only two teams have scored more goals in the division than Halifax (41).

The Shaymen have only failed to score once in their last 18 matches.

Halifax have kept only one clean sheet in their previous 23 games.

Last time they met: Martin Woods put Town ahead at Solihull in December but the hosts fought back to win with goals from Jimmy Ball and Kyle Hudlin.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Wrexham v Weymouth

Bromley v Barnet

Yeovil v Woking

Aldershot v Altrincham

Maidenhead v Chesterfield

Halifax v Solihull M

Hartlepool v Eastleigh

Stockport v Dag & Red

King’s Lynn v Sutton Utd

Wealdstone v Notts Co

Boreham W v Torquay