Shaymen looking to clip the Wings

Adam Smith in action against Welling earlier this season at the Shay.
Adam Smith in action against Welling earlier this season at the Shay.

Two sides with the play-offs very much in their sights go head-to-head tomorrow at Park View Road.

Halifax have the carrot of a possible return to the play-off places dangling in front of them if they win, but will be overtaken by Welling if they lose.

It is the first of four crucial away games for the Shaymen against teams in and around them in the Conference, also including trips to Nuneaton, Barnet and Grimsby next month.

Welling have won four of their last six games, but have a mixed record on their own patch since the turn of the year, winning three, losing two and drawing one.

Only four sides in the Skrill Premier have won fewer games at home than Jamie Day’s side, but only Hyde and Southport have won fewer away games than Halifax.

Goals shouldn’t be a problem for either side, with the Wings have only failing to score twice at home all season, while Town have notched 13 goals in their last four matches.

They have actually scored more goals on their travels than at home, but have kept three clean sheets in their last four home outings.

Striker Ross Lafayette is their top-scorer with 12 goals in all competitions, but has only found the net once in his last nine appearances.

One of Lee Gregory’s three hat-tricks this season earned Town all three points in the reverse fixture back in October.

Town’s only previous match at Welling saw them lose 6-2 after promotion had already been secured, with Geoff Horsfield and Gary Brook on the scoresheet.

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