FC Halifax Town v York City preview

Here is our preview for FC Halifax Town’s National League game against York City.
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Venue: The Shay

Date: Monday, April 1

Kick-off: 3pm

Action from the reverse game at York earlier this seasonAction from the reverse game at York earlier this season
Action from the reverse game at York earlier this season

Referee: Michael Crusham has shown 21 yellow cards and one red card in eight National League games this season. He officiated Town's 2-0 win at Ebbsfleet on October 7 and their 2-0 defeat at Wealdstone on January 27.

Odds: Halifax win evens, draw 12/5, York win 21/10

In the league this season

Halifax: 8th - PL40 W17 D11 L12 F50 A45 GD5 Pts62

York: 16th - PL42 W11 D16 L15 F52 A66 GD-14 Pts49

Last five games

Halifax: Bromley (a) L 2-0, Boreham Wood (h) W 2-1, Oxford City (a) W 2-0, Chesterfield (h) W 4-2, Hartlepool (a) L 1-0

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York: Kidderminster (a) D 0-0, Altrincham (a) L 6-1, Aldershot (h) W 1-0, Bromley (a) W 2-0, Chesterfield (h) W 2-1


Halifax: Alli (7), Harker (6), Hoti (5), Summerfield (4), Wright (4), Senior (4), Oluwabori (4), Cosgrave (4), Cooke (2), Thomson-Sommers, Evans, Cummings, Keane, Cappello, Golden, Hunter, Stott, George

York: Akinyemi (13), John-Lewis (9), Davies (5), Kouhyar (5), Fallowfield (4), Cordner (3), Howe (2), Crookes (2), Chadwick (2), Latty-Fairweather (2), Siziba (2), Armstrong, Burgess, De Castro, Harriott, McLaughlin, Smith

Manager: Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood was appointed as York's new manager on February 27, replacing Neal Ardley. Hinshelwood, the father of Brighton midfielder Jack, had been in charge at Worthing since 2017 and guided them to promotion to National League South in 2022-23.

Last season: 19th in National League

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One to watch: Striker Dipo Akinyemi has had a nomadic career to date but scored goals for fun in the Scottish Championship last season for Ayr United. He hasn't got close to the 24 goals he scored for Ayr last season but is top-scorer for The Minstermen this term and scored the winner against Chesterfield on Friday.

Head-to-head: Played 112, Halifax wins 31, draws 37, York wins 44

Last time they met: Paddy McLaughlin's last-gasp equaliser earned York a point after Florent Hoti's opener in the reverse fixture back in October.

Match facts: Halifax have won seven of their last nine matches

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York go into the game on the back of three straight wins, something they achieved for the first time this season with Friday's victory over Chesterfield

York's three wins in a row have all come against teams in the top seven

Monday's National League fixtures:

Bromley v Woking

Barnet v Oxford C

Southend v Boreham W

Aldershot v Dorking W

Altrincham v Oldham

Rochdale v Hartlepool

Chesterfield v Kidderminster

Eastleigh v Maidenhead

Halifax v York

Fylde v Gateshead

Wealdstone v Solihull M

Dag & Red v Ebbsfleet

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