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Posted Thu 04 Feb 16

Chester: Preview

FC Halifax Town will take on Chester on Saturday, in the third round of the FA Trophy. Both teams will be hoping to progress to the quarter-final and going one step closer to a trip to Wembley.


The Shaymen have been on a fantastic run of form and made it 12 unbeaten last Saturday, with a one all draw against Welling. Whilst Halifax are on a good run on of form, their opponents Chester are not and they have only managed one win in six. The teams have met twice this season already, with Chester winning both games.


Kingsley James and Matty Brown will again be becoming up against their former side, whilst Ross Hannah and Jon Worsnop will be returning to the Shay.

Recent Form (Last Five)


FC Halifax Town:  


  D – Lincoln City (H)

  W – Macclesfield (A)

  W – Barrow (H)

  D – Woking (A)

  D- Welling (H)




D- Altrincham (H)

L- Aldershot (A)

W- Hungerford Town(H)

D- Southport (H)

L- Braintree (A)



Team News


Halifax are likely to make changes with Sam Walker likely to be fit for the game. The Shaymen will obviously be without striker Shaun Tuton, after he left for Barnsley on deadline day.


Chester may be forced to make a host of changes. Ross Hannah and Sam Hughes both missed training on Wednesday and James Alabi and Ryan Astles are ineligible.   


We’ve Met Before


The last game between the side came back in October, with Chester coming out on top. James Roberts and Johnny Hunt put Chester two up before Jordan Burrow pulled one back late on.


Match Officials


Referee: Salisbury, Michael

Assistant Referee: McNamara, David

Assistant Referee: Fisher, David

Fourth Official: Sherwood, Robert


Admission Prices


Adults £15

Concessions £12

Under 16s £5

Under 12s £1


Next Game


Our next match will be on the 13th of February, as Forest Green Rovers travel to the Shay.   


Match Coverage


We will be providing audio commentary from 2.50pm at for FREE along with match updates on the Shaymen Wall from 2.30pm and we will have all the usual post match reaction, report online within 24 hours.


The goals will be available on Shaymen Player HD at 5pm on Sunday.