FC Halifax Town: Worcester preview

Lee Gregory scoring one of his four goals for Halifax against Worcester in 2013.
Lee Gregory scoring one of his four goals for Halifax against Worcester in 2013.

FC Halifax Town host Worcester on Saturday (3pm) as they aim to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Town are yet lose this campaign, but Worcester are yet to win, with The Blues having drawn 2-2 with Harrogate and lost 1-0 at Tamworth so far this season.

Former Halifax defender Graham Hutchison, who joined Town from Worcester, is back at the club after leaving The Shay in the summer.

Worcester also have veteran striker Lee Hughes in their ranks, whose previous clubs include West Brom, Coventry and Oldham.

Hughes joined Worcester in September 2015 and he went on to score 15 goals in 28 games last season.

Manager Carl Heeley played 536 games for the club as a centre-half and is second in their list of all time appearances.

He was appointed manager in January 2010, having previously been the assistant manager, and guided the club to the second round of the FA Cup in the 2014-15 season when they won 2-1 at Coventry before bowing out to Scunthorpe.

They lost to Halifax in the FA Trophy during the same season thanks to a late Scott Boden goal.

Halifax have won four of the five meetings between the teams, including a 5-0 mauling at The Shay in March 2013 in which Lee Gregory scored four goals.

Captain Liam King is rated as doubtful for the game with an ongoing back problem, so Town could be unchanged for the third consecutive match.

Town are running coach travel to Stockport on Tuesday, costing £10 and leaving at 5pm. Call 07707 143094.

Conference North fixtures on Saturday:

AFC Fylde v Brackley Town

Alfreton v Curzon Ashton

Bradford Park Avenue v Nuneaton

Darlington 1883 v Boston United

Halifax v Worcester City

Gloucester City v Gainsborough Trinity

Harrogate Town v Altrincham

Kidderminster v Chorley

Stalybridge Celtic v Salford City

Tamworth v Telford