Barnet Football Club


Match Preview | Halifax Town

The Bees travel to Halifax Town on Tuesday evening, looking to make it five wins on the bounce.


Halifax Town will be looking to climb up the table as they seek to remain out of reach of any potential relegation battle.


The Bees come into the game on the back of 4 consecutive victories, while Halifax will be looking to secure their 3rd win in 3 consecutive matches.


The two sides have crossed paths 13 times in the past, with Halifax coming out on top more times than the Bees have. The west-Yorkshire side has come out on top 6 times, with 4 draws and the Bees only managing to secure 3 points on 3 occasions.


Nickname: The Shaymen

Founded: Halifax Town A.F.C founded in 1911, before dissolving to become F.C Halifax Town in 2008

Ground:  The Shay

Manager: Chris Millington

Top scorer: Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (8)

League position: 15th


Recent result: Oldham Athletic 0-1 FC Halifax Town


One to watch: Emmanuel Dieseruvwe

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe is F.C Halifax Town’s top scorer for the 22/23 season thus far, and will be sure to make himself a handful for Dean Brennan’s backline.


The Leeds born striker has been in his sides starting 11 on 82% of all possible occasions, contributing to 32% of all the goals scored by his side.


The striker has exceptional ariel skills thanks to his impressive height of 6 foot and 3 inches, meaning Brennan’s defence will have their hands full should Halifax get themselves a corner or a free kick just outside the penalty area.


Brennan will need to ensure his defence plays at its very best if they want to come back with all 3 points and a clean sheet.


In the dugout: Chris Millington

Millington began his managerial career as an assistant manager at Oldham Youth in the 18/19 season, acting as assistant manager of Pete Wild and Paul Scholes.


Millington was quickly upgraded to the Oldham Athletic team with Pete Wild before moving onto Halifax Town at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.


Millington was the assistant manager for The Shay from July 25th 2019 up until May 27th 2022, when he was promoted to head coach at the West-Yorkshire side.


Millington has taken charge of 29 games so far for The Shay, winning 10, drawing 5 and losing 13. The Englishman will be looking to take home 3 points in his 30th game in charge of the club.



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