Halifax Town vs York City: National League Preview, Gameweek 12, 2022
Halifax's 101-year-old ground: The Shay Stadium (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

A severely disappointing start to the season has left FC Halifax Town in an unthinkable position after eleven games, as they frightfully sit rock bottom, with just a mere two wins to their name.

Woking visited the famous 101-year-old Shay Stadium on Saturday, and left with all three points, and four goals to top it off. It isn't the first time that Town have shipped four goals at home this season, and Chris Millington has just three days to get his players back up and running for York's arrival on Tuesday.

Talk of the opponents, York City; they have encountered some promising, but inconsistent form in their returning campaign in the National League, already getting the better of sides like Woking, Maidenhead, Bromley and Yeovil.

In addition to the list of The Minstermen's victims, comes Barnet, who received quite the thrashing at the weekend, as City eased past The Bees with a surprising 5-0 victory, which gives good momentum towards Tuesday.

  • Team News

Halifax Town

Experienced forward Matty Warburton missed out in the recent defeat to Woking, potentially meaning a short-term injury may be the case, or even just a rest for the prolific goalscorer ahead of a huge night game.

The same case applies to the tricky Brazilian Angelo Cappello, and Shaymen fans will hope he is back fit for the upcoming game.

York City

Full-backs Adam Crookes and Michael Duckworth are out due to respective injuries, and have been since mid-August, unfortunately for The Minstermen.

Midfielder/sports scientist Paddy McLaughlin is yet to appear for York in this campaign, after captaining his side to promotion in the last term.

During defeat to Notts County, striker Manny Duku was forced off early with a thigh injury, and was not named on the teamsheet last time out.

  • Likely Lineups

Halifax Town

Johnson, Minihan, Debrah, Clarke, Senior, Keane, Summerfield, Spence, Alli, Dieseruvwe, Cooke

York City

Ross, Fallowfield, Kouogun, Kerr, Sanders, Whittle, Pybus, Dyson, Kouhyar, John-Lewis, Hurst

  • Key Players

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe

There are doubts to whether striker Matty Warburton may miss his second consecutive game midweek, so Emmanuel Dieseruvwe is the stand-out who makes the star player this time. Signing from a League Two outfit, alike a vast five other of his teammates, the striker has made a decent impression so far, scoring three times for The Shaymen.

Dieseruvwe's triple have come in his eleven matches, exceptionally making him the top scorer in the team. EFL experience should prove useful to the 27-year-old and carry him to a ton more goals, though it's quite some test to get Halifax back up the table from their current position.

 

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Lenell John-Lewis

In the away form that John-Lewis is in at the moment, he is always the first name on the teamsheet, and consistently solidifies his place, incredibly netting in every away match he has appeared in this season.

A brace against Barnet made it six in five on the road for 'The Shop', and Halifax's wobbly defence will really have to up their game to prevent York's main man from grabbing goals at The Shay.

 

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  • Match Details

Where is the game being played?

Halifax's famous Shay Stadium hosts their 12th game of the 2022/23 campaign.

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at 19:45, with it being a midweek tie.

How can I watch?

There is no way to stream the game - the only way to watch it is by purchasing a ticket on the gate. Live commentary will be provided on BBC Radio York, with both clubs and Jorvik Radio tweeting out live updates throughout.

Highlights from this match-up, and every other National League game at the time, can be published as soon as the game finishes.

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