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Posted Thu 08 Jan 15

Alfreton Town: Preview

FC Halifax Town will return to FA Trophy action on Saturday as they face off at home to Alfreton Town.

Neil Aspin’s men will be looking to push on from the 1-0 win in the last round at Worcester City, whilst The Reds progressed after disposing of Lincoln City.


Current Form


Following a busy festive period of five games in eight days, The Shaymen were given an opportunity to rest after their New Year’s tie with Gateshead was postponed due to the North East sides FA Cup involvement. The 2-0 defeat at home to Chester rounded off the Christmas period, where Town also picked up two victories and a draw. For Alfreton, they were able to stop a rot following a miserable last couple of matches. The draw at Torquay on Sunday followed the 5-1 home defeat to Macclesfield Town was followed by a close run loss at Lincoln, though three straight victories prior to the defeats saw the visitors increase their chances of escaping the relegation places.


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Key Man

A midfielder with five goals to his name this season, Dan Bradley is one of the shining lights in Nicky Law’s side, having resigned for the club in the summer. Bradley had left for current league leaders Barnet, but returned just two months later, despite offers from Bristol Rovers and Lincoln. The 25 year old is an England C international, who began his career with Aston Villa, and roundly considered one of the brightest talents in the league.


Last Meeting

The two sides last met in the Conference at the back end of November 2014, where Town secured a straight forward 2-0 victory at The Shay. Lois Maynard and Jamie Jackson struck for The Shaymen in the second half, as they completed a league double over the Derbyshire side, having won 2-0 at North Street.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: Darren England

Assistants: John Walton, Peter Gibbons

Fourth Official: Richard Abson

 

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. (https://twitter.com/FCHTOnline)

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.