• Will Bewsey

National League preview | FC Halifax (h)



THE DETAILS

Wealdstone FC vs FC Halifax Town

Vanarama National League match

Grosvenor Vale

15:00 kick off, Saturday 20th August


TICKETS

Tickets can be bought on our ticketing website up until a few hours before kick off! Prices are £17 for adults, £12 concessions, £10 for 18-23 year olds and £7 for under-18s.


THE CONTEXT

Wealdstone look to make it back-to-back wins following a famous success over Oldham in midweek at Boundary Park. The Stones take on a Halifax side that are yet to register a goal and therefore a win. Chris Millington took over from Barrow-bound manager Pete Wild in the summer, and it was all-change on the player front at the Shay as well, with several departing West Yorkshire, including top scorer Billy Waters, who joined his manager in Cumbria. Several Stockport title winners such as Sam Minihan and Jordan Keane joined the Shaymen in the summer.



WHAT THEY'VE SAID...

Wealdstone No. 2 Matt Saunders: “I watched the Torquay game, and they were very unlucky to lose. It’s going to be a really tough game. They’re a good team with a good manager who knows the group very well. We’ve just got to approach it the way we have, dominate possession and try to win the game.”


FC Halifax boss Chris Millington: "I'm looking forward to it, they're always good games against Wealdstone, they've been good interesting games over the last couple of seasons. They try and play a brand of football that's good to watch and good to coach and manage against, so I anticipate it will be an enjoyable game for the fans."


ONE TO WATCH

Towering centre-half Jesse Debrah has been linked with Huddersfield Town after an impressive debut season at the Shay. The 22-year-old Millwall graduate joined last summer following two seasons at Dulwich Hamlet and could still join the Terriers before the window shuts.


DID YOU KNOW?

Halifax is known for its namesake bank, but it is also the home of Quality Street. First produced in 1936, Quality Street is still made in the same factory in Halifax.




FORM GUIDE

Stones:


Oldham Athletic (A) 2-1 W (Browne, Allarakhia)

Eastleigh (A) 0-1 L

Bromley (H) 3-2 W (Olomola, Browne, Cook)

Chelmsford City (H) 0-3 L

Billericay Town (A) 5-1 W – (Napa, Olomola, Allarakhia, Ferguson, Kretzschmar)


FC Halifax Town:

Southend United (H) 0-0 D

Torquay United (H) 0-1 L

Barnet (A) 0-2 L

Colne (A) 1-2 L

Curzon Ashton (A) 0-3 W (Warburton, Dieseruvwe x2)


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played – 4

Won – 1

Drawn – 0

Lost – 3

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

Apr 2022 – FC Halifax Town 2-0 Stones

Dec 2021 - Stones 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Mar 2021 - Stones 1-2 FC Halifax Town - (Lewis)

Nov 2020 - FC Halifax Town 0-1 Stones - (Parish)


* Pictures by Darren Campbell






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