Town look to pile the misery on Hinckley

FC Halifax Town
FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town are aiming for a fifth league win in six games against basement dwellers Hinckley at The Shay on Tuesday (March 5, 7.45pm kick-off).

The Shaymen celebrated the double accolade of Neil Aspin and Dan Gardner being named Blue Square north manager and player of the month respectively with a superb performance against Worcester on Saturday.

Four goals from Lee Gregory and one from Alex Titchiner eased Town to victory, but with The Shaymen set to play Harrogate on Thursday, Neil Aspin could make some changes to his side,

Gareth Seddon missed the win against Worcester with tonsillitis and looks set to be absent again, but Jon Worthington could return from an abkle injury, while Adriano Moke, Alex Johnson, Jason St Juste and Matt Pearson may also come in should the Town boss decide to freshen up his starting 11.

Meanwhile, defeat for Hinckley could put them one game away from relegation.

Carl Heggs’ side will go down if they lose their next two games and Corby win theirs, which would cap a miserable season for the Leicestershire club, who were docked three points earlier in the campaign for failing to pay their players.

The Knitters have conceded five goals or more in nine league games this season, although they kept it at two when the sides met earlier in the campaign when Lee Gregory and Dale Johsnon found the target at the Greene King Stadium.

Their goals against column broke the 100 barrier at the weekend though when they lost 2-0 at home to Gainsborough

However, Aspin is under no illusions about the rock-bottom side and says their young team may thrive in the surroundings of The Shay.

He said: “Hinckley have done better over recent weeks. They had a spell where they were getting beaten heavily and then they’ve managed to get a couple of draws and they did well the other week against Workington.

“We’ve got to be professional and do the job but you’re going to have 11 players coming here from Hinckley who are young lads who have probably never played at a ground like this. It’s a big occasion for them and they’ll want to do the best they can.

“The three points against Hinckley are just as important as the three against Worcester and we’ve got to be good enough to get them.”

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