FC Halifax Town v Sutton United preview
Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game against Sutton United.
Venue: The Shay
Date: Saturday, March 27
Referee: Steve Copeland. Awarded two penalties against Halifax in the 3-2 win at Torquay in February.
Odds: Halifax win 31/20, draw 23/10, Sutton win 6/4
Last five games
Halifax: Wealdstone (a) W 2-1, Notts County (a) W 2-1, Solihull (h) W 1-0, Aldershot (h) W 1-0, Eastleigh (a) L 1-0
Sutton: Yeovil (h) W 2-1, King’s Lynn (a) W 1-0, Chesterfield (a) W 1-0, Stockport (h) D 1-1, Bromley (a) W 3-1
Manager: Matt Gray. Was appointed in May 2019 and guided the club to 15th in the National League last season.
One to watch: Harry Beautyman. The attacking midfielder has 11 goals in 28 league games this season, including six in his last eight appearances.
Match facts: Sutton are four points ahead of second-placed Hartlepool with three games in hand.
Sutton have won more away games (9) than any other team in the National League, while only Notts County have conceded fewer away goals than them in the division.
They are unbeaten in their last 10 games, winning eight, and have won their last five away matches in a row.
Last time they met: Harry Beautyman’s ninth-minute penalty was enough to earn Sutton a 1-0 win over Town back in November.
Saturday’s National League fixtures:
Chesterfield v Weymouth
Dagenham & Redbridge v Torquay United
FC Halifax Town v Sutton United
King’s Lynn Town v Eastleigh
Solihull Moors v Aldershot Town
Stockport County v Hartlepool United
Wrexham v Bromley
Yeovil Town v Barnet
Maidenhead United v Altrincham