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PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town (A)

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Weymouth conclude their Easter Weekend fixtures with a trip up to West Yorkshire to face FC Halifax Town.

The Terras come into the game full of confidence, coming from a goal down to see off Maidenhead United in the final minutes of the game. Sam Barratt gave the visitors the lead directly from a corner. Manny Parry received a red card eight minutes after the Magpies took the lead which gave the Terras hope for a comeback. Sean Shields provided that hope in the 86th minute, when a cross-come-shot caught the goalkeeper unaware putting the ball in the back of the net. Weymouth completed the comeback 5 minutes into added time, Andy Dallas converting s penalty late on.

Halifax are in good form going into Monday’s fixtures. The Shaymen have collected 10 points from the last 5 games, recently drawing 2-2 at home to table topping Sutton United. The side got a boost during the week when manager Pete Wild committed himself to the Fax for 2 more years.

The last time the sides faced each other was back in December, in front of both fans and BT Sports cameras. The day was a game for Terras fans to forget as Halifax ran out 5-1 winners. The Shaymen scored twice before half time. Josh McQuoid scored for the Terras in the 64th minute to get the Terras back in the game but 2 goals in quick succession made a comeback impossible. Jake Hyde finished off the scoring in the 82nd minute.
Hyde has 6 goals for Halifax this season, but goals have been spread across the side, with Billy Chadwick netting twice in 4 appearances. Tahvon Campbell has also impressed during his time at the Shay on loan from Cheltenham Town.

Weymouth have the chance to climb into 18th place with a win above Woking, however Halifax are knocking on the doors of the play offs. They sit 3 points off of 7th and with a game in hand, Pete Wild’s side will go into the game to get all 3 points and make it tough for Weymouth.

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