FC Halifax Town: Grimsby preview

Halifax Town v Woking. Connor Hughes
Halifax Town v Woking. Connor Hughes

FC Halifax Town head to Grimsby on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off) aiming for back-to-back away league wins for the first time since January.

It’s 24 games since Halifax’s last clean sheet after Saturday’s disappointing 3-0 loss to Woking, while town have gone 11 away games without a shut-out.

Halifax have conceded 11 goals in their last three games, while only Welling and Altrincham have lost as many away games, and only Barrow and Bromley have conceded more away goals.

Draws have been Grimsby’s biggest problem this season, with The Mariners only losing two games, but winning only six of their 16 matches.

Indeed, they have drawn more games than any other side in the league.

Only Bromley have scored more goals than Grimsby, while only top-two Forest Green and Cheltenham have conceded fewer.

Grimsby’s last defeat came at home to Macclesfield on August 31, their only defeat in their last 10 home outings.

Striker Omar Bogle started the season in fine style with seven goals in his first nine games, but hasn’t scored in his last seven appearances.

Scott McManus sustained an injury on Saturday after passing a fitness test to play against Woking, so could be a doubt.

Town will slip to the bottom of the table if they lose and Kidderminster win at Altrincham.