FC Halifax Town: Wrexham preview

Andy Bishop, who has left Halifax to join Southport, in action for Wrexham against Halifax last season
Andy Bishop, who has left Halifax to join Southport, in action for Wrexham against Halifax last season

FC Halifax Town head to Wrexham on Saturday (3pm kick-off) with the two clubs in contrasting form at the start of the season.

The Shaymen are yet to win this term and picked up their first point of the campaign in last Saturdays 2-2 draw against Bromley.

Wrexham, though, have recovered from their opening-day defeat at Bromley to record four straight victories over Torquay, Aldershot, Kidderminster and Welling.

Their win over Welling last time out came courtesy of a 90th minute goal from danger-man Dominic Vose, who has three goals in five games this season after joining the club from Welling this summer.

Former Town winger Adam Smith is among the ranks at the Racecourse Ground and scored in their 3-1 win at Kidderminster after coming off the bench.

Only Grimsby have scored more goals in the division than Wrexham, whose last home defeat came back in January when they were beaten 4-0 by Telford 14 games ago.

The last two meetings between the teams at Wrexham have both ended 0-0, with the last goal in this fixture coming back in Town’s last win in North Wales when Gary Jones’ effort sealed a 1-0 win in the Football League Trophy in December 2000.

The was also the last season Halifax failed to win any of their first five league games, with The Shaymen having to wait until their ninth game for a 2-1 win at Torquay.