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Latics vs. Halifax

15 August 2023

Club News

Latics vs. Halifax

15 August 2023

Latics welcome FC Halifax Town to Boundary Park for a local fixture under the floodlights

The opposition

This evening's opponents had mixed fortunes in the league last season, but a strong finish saw them end the season in 11th.

The highlight of their campaign was undoubtedly their run to the FA Trophy final, beating Gateshead 1-0 thanks to Jamie Cooke's goal just before half time.

Having lost a number of players in the summer, such as tough centre back, Jesse Debrah, and former Latic, Mani Dieseruvwe, it remains to be seen just how strong Chris Millington's squad actually is for the campaign ahead.

Halifax's last six

AFC Fylde 0-0 Halifax (PSF)

Ashton United 2-2 Halifax (PSF)

Curzon Ashton 0-1 Halifax (PSF)

Radcliffe 2-1 Halifax (PSF)

Halifax 2-0 Bromley

Boreham Wood 2-0 Halifax

Watch out for

Signed from Chorley at the start of last season, Millenic Alli quickly made his mark at The Shay, and became one of the first names on the teamsheet.

The young winger can operate on the left or the right, and bagged nine goals in the league last season, finishing as Town's second topscorer.

His most important goal, however, came in the FA Trophy semi-final when he rifled home an equaliser in stoppage time to take it to penalties.

In the dugout

Chris Millington is a figure well known to Latics fans, chiefly as the no.2 to Pete Wild for his interim spells, including the FA Cup win at Fulham in 2019.

Millington also spent time in the academy at Boundary Park alongside Wild, before following him to the Shay after leaving Latics.

Together, Millington and Wild oversaw two play-off charges for Halifax.

After a good end to last season, on top of the FA Trophy win, Millington will be looking to have Halifax in the play-off places come the end of the season.

Match officials

Steven Felton is the man in the middle, he'll be assisted by Niall Felton and Emily Carney, with Kieran Chell taking up the role of fourth official

Match coverage and information 

Live audio commentary is available on Latics Player, guiding you through the match. 

For more information, visit the Latics Player page by clicking here

Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC 

As this game is not being played within the blocked broadcast hours stipulated by UEFA, live streaming will be available through National League TV for supporters in the UK and overseas.

Matchday passes are available for £9.50, with further details here.

As always, we will endeavour to ensure confirmation of the line-up is published as soon as possible on social media. 

However, supporters should note that team sheets in the National League are not exchanged until an hour before kick-off. This is 15 minutes later than in the EFL and as a result, the line-up is likely to be published slightly later than in previous seasons.

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