MATCH PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to start their Bank Holiday Weekend double header on a positive note as Charlie Lee’s side travel to Halifax Town (3pm – Sat 30th April).

The Glovers camp will be in a positive mood after a victory over league leaders Stockport, but their task will be similarly difficult as Halifax sit in third place.

However, Yeovil can be buoyed by their strong away form this season and having already beaten the Shaymen in September.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking on Thursday afternoon about the busy Bank Holiday schedule, the interim boss said; “It’s going to be tough for everyone, it’s one of the nightmares of plating over the Bank Holiday.

“Two games in three days, it almost certainly means the team that starts on Saturday will be different to the team that starts on Monday.

“That will be the case for most teams, especially at our level. We don’t have 22 starting players so it means some will have to play both games and there’s no way around that. This group will be willing to do that.”

Team news

Former Halifax player Josh Staunton will be unavailable after surgery on his hernia on Tuesday.

Charlie Wakefield is continuing his recovery from illness so remains a doubt, whilst Matt Worthington is serving the last game of his suspension.

Returning for Town is Ben Barclay who was unavailable against Stockport due to the loan agreement between the two sides.

A foot in the opposition camp

FC Halifax Town are on the promotion hunt for the third successive season. The Shaymen currently sit third in the National League after another successful season under former Oldham man Pete Wild.

The Shaymen boast a number of former Yeovil Town men, including Tom Bradbury and Matt Warburton. Both players joined the side directly after leaving Somerset.

Billy Waters is the star man for Halifax. The forward has stuck 17 National League goals this season, but hasn’t scored since their 2-0 win over Wealdstone on the 2nd April.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, the Glovers tasted success in the reverse fixture. Joe Quigley’s first half penalty separated the sides in Town’s first victory on BT Sport.

Last season, the Shaymen were tricky customers for the green & whites, with Darren Sarll’s side picking up just one point in the two meetings.

The season before was far more successful, with Yeovil winning both fixtures games 2-0. That year, the two sides’ seasons came to an end in the same fashion, losing in the National League play-off eliminator.

Tickets

Tickets are only available on the day from the turnstile. 

When purchasing from the turnstile, card payments cannot be taken, so please have the correct cash with you. There are cash machines very close to the ground at both the Tesco store and the ESSO garage. 

Ticket Prices:
Adult: £21.00
Concessions: £18.00
Aged 12-17: £9.00
Aged Under 12: £4.00

Travel will be organised by the Green & White supporters coach as ever, to book your place, contact Paul Hadlow (after 6pm) – 07736044570.