PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town (A)
THE DETAILS FC Halifax Town v Wealdstone Vanarama National League The Shay Stadium Saturday 2nd April, 3:00pm kick-off
TICKETS Tickets for Saturday's National League fixture are £21 Adults, £18 Concessions, £9 11-17 years old and £4 for U12s. Our hosts operate a cash only turnstile, please ensure you bring the correct cash with you on the day, tickets are not available to buy pre-match online. You can find the full away supporters info HERE.
THE CONTEXT The hosts title charge has taken a little bump in the road with consecutive defeats to Wrexham and then surprisingly to King's Lynn Town has seen the Shaymen drop to fourth in the table and now 13 points behind the now-runaway leaders Stockport County. Wealdstone meanwhile left Grosvenor Vale on Saturday disappointed to only take a late point away after a dominant performance over play-off chasing Bromley and will travel to Yorkshire full of confidence.
TEAM NEWS Charlie Cooper is a doubt after coming off on the weekend against Bromley with injured. The Stones were boosted however with Connor McAvoy and Nikola Tavares both returning from their injuries. David Sesay and Ashley Charles are also back with the squad after missing the Bromley match on international duty. Andrew Eleftheriou remains out.
FORM GUIDE Stones:
Bromley (H) 1-1 D (Umerah) Stockport County (A) 4-2 L (Cook, Henry) Weymouth (H) 3-2 W (Browne 2, Cook) Maidenhead United (A) 0-2 W (Cook, Browne) Eastleigh (A) 4-1 L (Clayden) FC Halifax Town: King's Lynn Town (A) 2-0 L Wrexham (A) 3-1 L (Dearnley) Torquay United (H) 2-0 W (Waters, McDonagh) Bromley (H) 1-0 W (Summerfield) Dover Athletic (H) 2-1 W (Waters, Warburton)
WHO TO WATCH FOR? Billy Waters: A summer signing from last seasons play-off finalists Torquay United, Waters has been a hit since making the move north. The striker has 19 goals in all competitions so far this season after spending the last year in and out of Gary Johnson's Gulls squad. Had a dry run over Christmas and New Years but has picked up form recently with his last goal coming against his former club two weeks ago.
HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 3 Won - 1 Drawn - 0 Lost - 2
LAST THREE MEETINGS 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)
Preview by Chris Woods