Solihull Moors v FC Halifax Town preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League clash at Solihull Moors.
Damson Park. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Damson Park. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Damson Park. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Venue: Damson Park

Date: Tuesday, December 15

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Referee: Elliott Swallow. Has shown 13 yellow cards and one red card in four National League games this season.

Odds: Solihull win 4/5, draw 5/2, Halifax win 3/1

Last five games

Solihull: Altrincham (a) W 2-0, Morecambe (FAC a) L 4-2, Hartlepool (h) W 2-0, Sutton (a), L 4-1, Bromley (h), L 1-0

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Halifax: Torquay (h) L 2-1, Sutton (a) L 1-0, Barnet (h) W 5-2, Weymouth (a) W 5-1, Aldershot (a) W 3-1

Manager: Jimmy Shan. The former West Brom coach and Kidderminster boss was appointed in February this year, just missing out on a play-off spot last season.

Position: 16th

One to watch: Jamey Osborne. The midfielder has netted twice this season having scored seven goals in 25 league appearances last season.

Match facts: Solihull go into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats, which has happened for the first time since January.

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Solihull have the best home defensive record of any team in the National League, having conceded just once at Damson Park in five home league games.

Only Stockport have conceded fewer goals in the National League so far than Solihull.

Town go into the match having won two away games in a row. If they win at Solihull, it will be the first time they’ll have won three away fixtures on the spin since March/April 2017.

Halifax have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches.

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Last time they met: Two goals from Liam McAlinden saw Town beat Solihull 2-1 at The Shay in August last year.

Tuesday’s National League fixtures:

Torquay v Dag & Red

Notts Co v Stockport

Solihull M v Halifax

Weymouth v Wrexham

Follow all the action from Damson Park on Tuesday night with our Town writer Tom Scargill’s live blog at www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/halifax-town, where there will also be a match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild.