Wealdstone v FC Halifax Town preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League game against Wealdstone.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:43 pm
A general view of the pitch at Wealdstone FC. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Venue: Grosvenor Vale

Date: Saturday, March 6

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Tom Bishop. Has shown two red cards and 33 yellows in the six National League games he has taken charge of this season.

Odds: Wealdstone win 12/5, draw 12/5, Halifax win evens

Last five games

Wealdstone: Torquay (a) D 1-1, Sutton (a) L 4-1, Eastleigh (h) D 0-0, Wrexham (a) L 4-1, Boreham Wood (h) W 1-0

Halifax: Wrexham (a) D 0-0, Maidenhead (h) L 3-2, Barnet (a) L 2-1, Torquay (a) W 3-2, Hartlepool (h) D 1-1

Manager: Stuart Maynard. Has been in caretaker charge since previous boss Dean Brennan, who guided the club to promomtion last season, left the club at the start of February. Maynard had been assistant manager to Brennan.

Position: 19th

One to watch: Top scorer Danny Parish, who has seven goals in 12 league appearances this season, including three in his last four.

Match facts: Wealdstone announced on February 22 that they had furloughed a small number of their players due to the ongoing uncertainty over funding for the rest of the season.

Wealdstone’s 1-0 win over Boreham Wood on Tuesday night was their first victory in eight games.

Wealdstone have conceded three or more goals in 11 matches this season.

Only Barnet have conceded more goals in the National League this season than Wealdstone (48)

Halifax have kept only one clean sheet in their last 21 games.

The Shaymen have only failed to score once in their last 16 matches.

Last time they met: Substitute Danny Parish struck an 86th minute winner for Wealdstone as they beat nine-man Halifax 1-0, with Jeff King and Danny Williams both being dismissed back in November.

You can follow all the action from the game on Saturday afternoon on Town writer Tom Scargill’s live blog at https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/halifax-town where there will also be an on-the-whistle match report and post-match reaction from Town boss Pete Wild.

Saturday’s National League fixtures

Torquay v Hartlepool

Woking v King’s Lynn

Notts Co v Aldershot

Chesterfield v Yeovil

Eastleigh v Bromley

Wealdstone v Halifax

Solihull M v Maidenhead

Weymouth v Stockport

Dag & Red v Boreham W

Sutton Utd v Wrexham