FC Halifax Town v Bromley preview
FC Halifax Town v Bromley preview

Following last week’s impressive away win, Bromley are back in National League action again on Saturday afternoon when they travel up to The Shay to face an in form Halifax Town.

The Shaymen are currently sixth in the table with 56 points from 34 games, winning four out of their last five matches under boss Pete Wild.

On Tuesday night Halifax won 2-1 at Chesterfield thanks to first half goals from Jeff King & Jake Hyde.

Under new manager Andy Woodman Bromley are unbeaten in five, winning their last three games, the most recent success also coming at Chesterfield with a 2-1 win courtesy of goals from Michael Cheek & Joe Kizzi.

The win left The Ravens in ninth with 52 points from 34 games, just one point off the play off spots, with the two teams above them in Chesterfield & Notts County struggling for form.

Woodman is without the injured defensive pair of Jack Holland & Byron Webster, plus midfielder Taylor Maloney, but he has brought in centre back Alex Mitchell on-loan from Millwall and the youngster had a solid debut last weekend, with Chris Bush moving across from left back into the middle and recent arrival Charlie Fox at left back.

Midfielder Tate Campbell has also joined on loan from Birmingham City, coaches Alan Dunne & Roger Johnson seemingly using their old contacts in the game to bolster the squad.

When the teams met at Hayes Lane in January, The Shaymen won 2-1 with goals from Luke Summerfield & Jamie Allen cancelling out an early penalty from Cheek, The Ravens loosing Liam Trotter to a red card midway through the second half. Since then both teams have had up and down results before finding form in recent weeks.        

This game could go a long way to setting Bromley up for the final push of the campaign with seven matches to go after this, while Halifax will be looking to secure their place in the top seven and continue their own good run.

The game takes place behind closed doors due to Covid 19 restrictions, but it can be live streamed from the official FC Halifax Town website for £9.99. 

Picture supplied by Keith Gillard.

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