League Sponsor - Vanarama
League Sponsor - Motorama
League - National League
Tue 15
1st Team
FC Halifax Town
N Blissett (59')

Match preview

By Luke Turner
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A third round trip to Hemel Hempstead awaits either Solihull Moors or FC Halifax Town, as the two sides replay their Buildbase FA Trophy second round tie on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Should the game end in a draw after 90 minutes, a period of extra time will be played – two halves of 15 minutes. Penalty kicks will then be taken if the score is still level.

Here’s your full match preview ahead of the tie at the Automated Technology Group Stadium…


The Moors are unbeaten since the turn of the New Year, with two wins and two draws from their last four. A 4-1 victory over Eastleigh gave Tim Flowers’ side all three points last time out at the ATG Stadium.

After Saturday’s 2-2 result, the Shaymen have drawn their last four games in all competitions. They sit in 17th place in the Vanarama National League, six points clear of the drop zone.

In the opposite dugout

Jamie Fullarton (born 20 July 1974) is a former Scottish professional football player. As a midfielder he played for several clubs in Scotland, France and England, including St Mirren, Bastia, Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers, Dundee United, Brentford and Southend United. He was briefly the manager of Notts County in 2016.

Jamie was announced as the new manager of F.C. Halifax Town on the 20th February last year following the departure of Billy Heath. He stabilised performances on the field when relegation briefly appeared as a possibility.

Opposition key man

Captain Matty Brown began his career in the youth teams at Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City before playing semi-professional football with Northwich Victoria and Marine. He joined the Chesterfield on a one-year contract in 2013. He signed up with the Shaymen in time for the start of the 2015/16 campaign after a loan spell at Chester.

Keep a careful watch on striker Dayle Southwell who netted on Saturday. He started his career at Grimsby Town, then joined Boston United where in 74 appearances he netted 28 times (including some against us). In 2016 he signed for Wycombe Wanderers and then to Guiseley last season.

A quote from the assistant manager

Gary Whild: “It’s not ideal, but we’ve been able to rest a few lads today (on Saturday). This is a competition we want to do well in.

“On Tuesday we’ve got to make sure that we finish the job off.”

Did you know?

Halifax, formed in 1911, were members of the Football league between 1921 - 1993 and 1998 – 2002. After a 10-point deduction following the Club going into receivership in 2008, they dropped from the Conference to the Northern Premier League Division One North but steadily rose back to the fifth tier of English football.

They have played at “The Shay” since 1921 when they were elected to the Football League, and along with clubs such as Accrington Stanley, Ashington, Durham City and Nelson, becoming founder members of the newly formed Division Three North.


You can purchase your tickets in advance HERE

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: (18+ years of age): £15.00

Concession: (65+ years, Serving Military Personnel with a valid 'Forces ID' card, Students with a valid NUS card): £10.00

Under 18’s: £5.00 (Proof of photo ID may be required upon entry)

Under 12's: FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Disabled Visitors: Price as applicable above plus one 'carer' admitted FREE (we have a limited number of disabled car parking spaces on site which we advise should be booked in advance by contacting the club directly by telephone; 0121 705 6770 or by email; info@solihullmoorsfc.co.uk)

*Season tickets cannot be used for this fixture.

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Match details

Match date

Tue 15, Jan 2019