Sutton United v FC Halifax Town preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League clash at Sutton United.
Sutton United celebrate a goal during the National League match against Dagenham and Redbridge at Gander Green Lane on November 17. )Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Sutton United celebrate a goal during the National League match against Dagenham and Redbridge at Gander Green Lane on November 17. )Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Sutton United celebrate a goal during the National League match against Dagenham and Redbridge at Gander Green Lane on November 17. )Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Venue: Gander Green Lane

Date: Saturday, November 28

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Lloyd Wood. Took charge of Halifax’s 3-0 defeat at Maidenhead in September 2018.

Odds: Sutton win 7/10, draw 5/2, Halifax win 7/2

Last five games

Sutton: Yeovil (a) W 2-1, Ling’s Lynn (h) W 5-1, Dag & Red (h) D 1-1, Wealdstone (a) D 3-3, Wrexham (a) L 4-0

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Halifax: Woking (a) D 0-0, South Shields (a) L 2-0, Wealdstone (h) L 1-0, Notts County (h) D 1-1, Torquay (h) L 2-1

Manager: Matt Gray. Was appointed in May last year and guided the club to 15th in the National League last season.

Position: 2nd

One to watch: Isaac Olaofe. The Millwall loanee has scored four goals this season, including a hat-trick against King’s Lynn earlier this month.

Match facts: Former Town striker Tobi Sho-Silva is among the ranks at Sutton, having joined them in the summer, and has one goal to his name this season.

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If Halifax fail to win, it will equal the nine without victory they went between December 29, 2018 and February 16, 2019 under Jamie Fullarton.

Town’s last away win was at Chorley on January 25.

Last time they met: Devante Rodney’s 88th minute penalty sealed a 1-0 win for Town at The Shay on March 3.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Bromley v Wrexham

Altrincham v Maidenhead

Sutton Utd v Halifax

Weymouth v Chesterfield

Follow all the action from Sutton v Halifax on Saturday with Town writer Tom Scargill on our live blog on the Halifax Courier website, where there will also be an on-the-whistle match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild.