FC Halifax Town v Leyton Orient: Preview

Actions from Halifax Town v Chester City, at the Shay Stadium
Actions from Halifax Town v Chester City, at the Shay Stadium

FC Halifax Town go in search of their first league win of 2018 when they host Leyton Orient on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Town’s last win in the league at The Shay came against Chester on December 23 (pictured). Halifax have won only once in their last seven in all competitions.

Since beating Orient 3-0 on September 12, Halifax have won only three games in 20 league outings.

Billy Heath’s side have only scored once in their last four league matches, while Matty Kosylo is the only member of the squad to have found the net in their last six outings.

Orient will climb above Halifax in the table if they win. If Halifax win they will be seven points above the relegation zone, but if they lose the gap will remain only four points.

Orient are without a win in five and have won only three times on the road in the league this season. Their total of 14 away goals is the fourth-worst in the division.

Striker Macauley Bonne has six goals in his last nine appearances, and 14 in 28 league appearances this season.