FC Halifax Town v Wrexham preview

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

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 1:17 pm

Venue: The Shay

Date: Tuesday, November 23

Kick-off: 7.45pm

WREXHAM, WALES - AUGUST 30: Phil Parkinson, Manager of Wrexham gives a thumbs up prior to the Vanarama National League match between Wrexham and Notts County at Racecourse Ground on August 30, 2021 in Wrexham, Wales. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Referee: Martin Woods. Has shown 18 yellow cards and one red card in five National League games this season. Last officiated a Halifax game when Town drew 1-1 t home to Eastleigh in November 2019.

Odds: Halifax win 19/10, draw 2/1, Wrexham win 13/10

Season so far

Halifax: P18, W11, D4, L3, F32, A16

Wrexham: P18, W7, D7, L4, F33, A20

Last five games

Halifax: Solihull (a) L 1-0, Dagenham and Redbridge (h) W 1-0, Bromley (a) D 0-0, Maidenhead (FAC h) W 7-4, Dover (a) W 3-1

Wrexham: Torquay (h) D 1-1, Harrogate (FAC a) L 2-1, Aldershot (a) W 5-0, King’s Lynn (a) W 6-2, Wealdstone (h) D 0-0

Scorers

Halifax: Billy Waters (12), Jordan Slew (5), Matty Warburton (3), Tom Bradbury (2), Kieran Green (2), Kian Spence (2), Jesse Debrah, Martin Woods, Niall Maher, Jack Vale, Tyrell Warren, Elliot Newby

Wrexham: Paul Mullin (10), Jordan Davies (5), Jake Hyde (3), Jordan Ponticelli (3), Aaron Hayden (3), Harry Lennon (2), Dior Angus, Shaun Brisley, Cameron Green, Reece Hall-Johnson, Dan Jarvis, David Jones, Jamie Reckord

Manager: Former Bradford and Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson was appointed in July, hoping to emulate the promotions he has earned as manager of Colchester, Bradford and Bolton. Ex-Halifax goalkeeper and coach Lee Butler is the goalkeeping coach at Wrexham.

Last season: 8th in the National League.

One to watch: Top-scorer Paul Mullin has scored six goals in his last seven league games, and netted 34 goals for Cambridge United last season.

Match facts: No team has conceded fewer goals so far this season in the National League than Halifax (12).

The Shaymen have won their last eight consecutive home games.

Only Grimsby have won more home games in the division this season than Halifax (6).

Wrexham are the highest scorers away from home in the National League this season (24).

Only Stockport and Chesterfield have won more away games in the division this season than Wrexham (4).

Halifax have scored in every home match this season, and Wrexham have scored in every away match.

Last time they met: A hat-trick from Jordan Davies and one from Dior Angus saw Wrexham win 4-0 at The Shay in April.

Follow all the action from the game on Tuesday with our live blog on the Courier website, where there will also be an on-the-whistle match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild.

Tuesday’s National League fixtures:

Aldershot Town v Torquay United

Boreham Wood v Notts County

Bromley v Yeovil Town

Chesterfield v Altrincham

Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh

Dover Athletic v Wealdstone

FC Halifax Town v Wrexham

Solihull Moors v Grimsby Town

Southend United v Maidenhead United

Stockport County v King’s Lynn Town

Weymouth v Woking