WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
FC Halifax Town, The Shaymen, Founded 2008.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
The Shaymen finished 10th last season, with 65 points, five places and 13 points above The Shots.
HOW DID SHOTS GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Halifax took all 6 points off Aldershot Town in the National League last season. In December 2020, The Shaymen won 3-1 at the EBB and they completed the double over Shots with a 1-0 victory at the Shay in March 2021.
WHO’S THEIR GAFFER?:
37-year-old Royton-born Pete Wild took up coaching at the age of 18. After working for Oldham Athletic for 10 years including time as an interim academy manager, Wild was appointed as Oldham’s caretaker manager on 27 February 2018 following the sacking of Frankie Bunn. After eight matches in charge, (four wins, three losses and one draw) he was replaced by Manchester United legend Paul Scholes. In March 2019, Wild returned as caretaker manager and later that month, he was appointed as the club’s permanent manager on a contract until the end of the season. He left the club for personal reasons in May 2019 before joining Halifax on 24 July 2019 and took them to the play-offs where they lost to Boreham Wood in the eliminator. Last season, they finished four points outside the play-offs.
Several key players that left Halifax in the close season including; Jeff King (to Chesterfield), Jack Earing (Walsall), Jake Hyde (Wrexham) & Neil Byrne (Hartlepool).
Familiar faces still at the Shay include; Keeper Sam Johnson, Defender Jack Senior, Midfielder Luke Summerfield and Srriker Jamie Allen.
Wild’s key signing to date, has proved to be six-goal Striker Billy Waters, who was rather surprisingly released by Torquay United. Matty Warburton has also arrived from Northampton Town. In total (including loanees) Wild has brought in eleven new players this season.
Striker Gerry McDonough made 13 appearances for Aldershot Town in the 2018-19 season but failed to find the net for The Shots.
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Saturday’s referee is Daniel Lamport. So far this season, he has taken charge of 3 National League matches, showing 10 Yellow Cards and 0 Red Cards.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
We would like to remind both home and away supporters of our ticketing/match-day protocols HERE.
Although our Ticket Office will be opening on the day of the game from an hour and a half before kick-off, (we advise fans planning on buying tickets on the day to arrive earlier), we further encourage supporters to pre-book their tickets via our upgraded Flowte ticket website HERE to avoid queues on the day.
With our Flowte ticket website, supporters can pick their exact seats and have their tickets emailed to them which can be scanned off a smart phone or printed off before the day of the game.
We will NOT be accepting payment at the turnstiles but for supporters who decide to attend closer to the game, they will be able to purchase their tickets via the Club Shop/Ticket Office in person through cash, card or contactless payment and use the scanners on the turnstiles to enter through to the ground once they’ve collected their ticket.
We would also like to take the time to remind supporters of our new pricing structure going forward, with updated Concession categories and in replacement of our Under 11s Go Free scheme, we have now introduced a new Family Ticket as shown in the full pricing list below:
Adult – £20
Concession (Disabled + Carer, Senior (over 65) – £16
Junior (17 & under) – £7
Family Ticket (2 Adults, up to 3 Juniors) – £45
Family Ticket (2 Concession, up to 3 Juniors) – £40
• Tickets for away fans will not be available on the turnstile. We recommend purchasing online before the game.
• All FC Halifax Town Supporters will enter then ground via the front turnstiles using turnstile 4. This game is NOT segregated. They will be seated in the Community Stand.
• Disabled/Carers should be booked in advance via our ticket office, but if they arrive on the day those people need to purchase their ticket from the ticket office. We have limited wheelchair spaces, so we advise supporters are advised to reserve them prior to the game.
• Any planned Supporter Coach travel needs to be advised to Aldershot Town in advance so that coach parking can be organised and planned.
• For this fixture, away supporters will be seated in the Community Stand
• There will be catering units available on the day of the game. Click HERE for more information.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE MATCH:
There will be ‘Live’ BBC Radio Surrey Sport Online commentary of the match with Rob Worrall and a Guest Summariser, Steve Gibbs. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the afternoon.