Yeovil Town v FC Halifax Town preview

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

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 2:11 pm
Halifax v Yeovil at The Shay, October 13, 2020. Photo: Marcus Branston.

Venue: Huish Park

Date: Monday, May 3

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Elliott Swallow. Took charge of Halifax’s defeat at Solihull in December and their 2-1 win at Bromley in January, when he awarded both sides a penalty and sent-off Bromley’s Liam Trotter.

Odds: Yeovil win 13/8, draw 12/5, Halifax win 7/5

Last five games

Yeovil: Barnet (h) W 3-1, Boreham Wood (h) W 1-0, Solihull (a) L 5-1, Solihull (h) W 3-0, Wealdstone (a) W 2-0

Halifax: King’s Lynn (h) W 4-2, Chesterfield (a) W 2-1, Bromley (h) L 2-1, Woking (h) W 1-0, Stockport (h) L 1-0

Manager: Darren Sarll. Was appointed in June 2019 and guided Yeovil to fourth in the National League last season before they lost in the play-offs to Barnet.

Position: 13th

One to watch: Towering forward Joe Quigley scored a hat-trick in Yeovil’s last home game, and the second in their 2-0 win at Wealdstone on Saturday, taking his league tally for the season to 11, and recently signed a new contract with The Glovers.

Match facts: Yeovil are unbeaten in their last 12 home games, winning their last three in a row and collecting 31 points from their last 36 available at Huish Park.

The Glovers have kept three clean sheets in their last four games.

Halifax have won five of their last six away matches.

The Shaymen have scored in six of their last seven away games.

Last time they met: Jeff King’s early opener was cancelled out after the interval by Courtney Duffus as the two sides drew 1-1 at The Shay in October.

You can follow all the action from the game with 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.

Monday’s National League fixtures:

Bromley v Hartlepool

Yeovil v Halifax

Boreham W v King’s Lynn

Maidenhead v Wrexham

Chesterfield v Torquay

Stockport v Wealdstone

Solihull M v Altrincham

Weymouth v Barnet

Dag & Red v Woking