FC Halifax Town: Woking preview

Action from FC Halifax Town v Woking, at The Shay, last season
Action from FC Halifax Town v Woking, at The Shay, last season

FC Halifax Town are aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time since February when they host Woking on Saturday (3pm).

The two teams have only one win each in their last seven outings.

Tuesday’s win at Altrincham was only Halifax’s second win in 21 games and only their third win in 30 matches.

Only Torquay have conceded more home goals than Halifax, although Woking have lost their last four games in a row and have won just once in their previous seven outings.

That is quite a reversal of fortune for Garry Hill’s men, who won four of their first five matches this season.

It is 23 games since Halifax last kept a clean sheet, and 14 matches since their previous shut-out at The Shay.

Sheffield United loanee CJ Hamilton is expected to be in contention after featuring in a Sheffield United under 21s friendly against Sunderland.

Woking are without star striker Scott Rendell, who scored 24 goals for them last season, but will miss the whole season after suffering knee ligament damage.

But supporters of Woking have raised more than £10,000 through an online fundraising scheme to pay for his medical treatment.

Halifax’s last win over Woking came back in September 2007 when they won 1-0 thanks to Anthony Griffith’s goal.

The game takes place on Non-League Day, which is designed to promote non-league football and encourage fans of clubs in the Premier League and the Championship, who have no fixtures due to the international break, to watch a local non-league game instead.