FC Halifax Town v Sutton United preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game against Sutton United.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 11:48 am
Sutton manager Matt Gray. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Venue: The Shay

Date: Saturday, March 27

Kick-off: 3pm

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.

Position: 1st

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