Maidstone v FC Halifax Town: Preview

Actions from FC Halifax Town v Aldershot at the Shay. Ben Tomlinson
Actions from FC Halifax Town v Aldershot at the Shay. Ben Tomlinson

The curtain comes down on FC Halifax Town’s 2017-18 season when they travel to Maidstone on Saturday (12.30pm).

The game is effectively a dead-rubber, with both sides having already secured safety and only having positions to play for: Halifax can still finish as high as 13th and as low as 19th.

Maidstone can overtake Halifax if they win. They have won their last two games on the spin - 1-0 at home to Fylde and 3-1 at Chester.

But that Chester win is their only victory in 13 away games. They have only kept a clean sheet in one of their last 13 matches on the road.

Halifax will welcome back forward Ben Tomlinson (pictured) from suspension on Saturday, but will be without loanee Sam Graham, who has been recalled to Sheffield United, as well as injured trio Josh Macdonald, Matty Brown and Josh Wilde.

Maidstone will be without defender Alex Wynter, who was sent-off in their last game.

Maidstone won 2-0 at Halifax in October with goals from Joe Pigott and Jai Reason.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Boreham W v Guiseley

Woking v Dover

Gateshead v Leyton Orient

Tranmere v Hartlepool

Macclesfield v Dag & Red

Torquay v Ebbsfleet

Sutton Utd v Aldershot

Solihull M v Eastleigh

Wrexham v AFC Fylde

Maidstone v Halifax

Barrow v Chester

Maidenhead v Bromley