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Posted Mon 12 Jan 15

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The Shaymen will head down south for this fixture as they take on Dartford in their first league match of 2015.

Town will be looking to kick off the new year with a win in the Vanarama Conference after their 2014 ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Chester. Dartford have already played two games this year and both have ended in defeat, their most recent was a 2-1 home defeat to Kidderminster.


Current Form

The Shaymen have struggled for consistency lately and have picked up three wins, two defeats and a draw in their last six league games. FC Halifax Town come into this one following a 5-3 victory over Alfreton Town at The Shay on Saturday. Their opponents have suffered three consecutive league defeats and have only managed to avoid defeat once in their last eight games.


FC Halifax Town:WWLWDL



Key Man

Dartford’s Elliot Bradbrook is the man Neil Aspin’s men will have to watch out for on Tuesday. The striker has netted on seven occasions this season and is the main reason they sit off the bottom. The Darts have found goals hard to come by so far so keeping this man quiet will go a long way towards a successful away day for Shaymen fans.


Last Meeting

These two sides last met in December 2013 where The Shaymen recorded a 2-1 victory at Princes Park. Sheffield United loanee  Joe Ironside gave Town the lead before Josh Wilson added a second fifteen minutes from time. Dartford did manage to pull a goal back in the 83rd minute through Connor Essam but Town held on for all three points.


Match Officials

Referee:Robert Whitton   Assistant Referee: Andrew Parker

Assistant Referee:Anthony Da Costa   Fourth Official: Stuart Pawley


Follow the game

There will be full match commentary on Shaymen Player.

Match updates will also be available on the Shaymen Wall as well as the club’s official Twitter feed. (

Shaymen Player will also have full match commentary from the game as well as extended match highlights from the game, as well as all the reaction from Neil Aspin and the rest of the camp.