United face Halifax Town on Saturday at Plainmoor in a 3pm kick-off. We take a closer look at the Shaymen.

Opposition Profile | FC Halifax Town

Manager: Jamie Fullarton

Fullarton was put in charge in late February and has since picked up 12 points to lead Halifax away from relegation trouble.


FC Halifax Town
The MBi Shay Stadium
West Yorkshire

Capacity: 14,061 (5,830 seated)

Telephone: 01422 341222

Nickname(s): The Shaymen

Founded: 2008

Website: http://fchalifaxtown.com/

Recent History

2016/17 Finish: 3rd (National League North)

Halifax were promoted through the play-offs after beating Chorley on penalties on the final at the Shay.

Last Meeting: (21/10/17) FC Halifax 1 – 1 Torquay United

Jamie Reid scored an 76th minute equalizer to cancel out George Waring’s opener.

Current position: 14th (W13, D14, L15)

Halifax come into Saturday’s game on the back of back-to-back wins. They secured a 2-1 win over Boreham Wood thanks to goals from Matty Brown and Mike Fondop-Talom. Fondop-Talom struck again when he scored the opening goal in the Shaymen’s 2-1 win over Sutton United. Ben Tomlinson scored the winner in the 89th minute.

Last 5 National League Matches: DDLWW

Key Players

Matty Brown (Defender): Brown is a mainstay in Halifax’s back line. He has scored 4 goals so far this season.

Mike Fondop-Talom (Forward): Fondop-Talom has been a successful loan signing. He has scored three goals since his loan move from fellow National league side, Guiseley.

Played For Both

Torquay United defender Sean McGinty appeared for FC Halifax Town on loan from Rochdale in 2014.

Midfielder Nicky Wroe (TUFC 2008-2011) was a part of United’s promotion-winning campaign in 2009. He first joined Halifax on loan in 2015 before making it permanent in 2016.

Striker Waide Fairhurst made two appearances for FC Halifax Town scoring one goal in 2016.

Torquay United Vs FC Halifax Town | 14/04/18 | Kick-Off 3pm | Click here for information on how to book pre-match hospitality.