PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Halifax Town

Halifax arrive in fine fettle, and they’ll be encouraged by happy memories of North Wales.

They’ve lost just one of their last 8 visits to The Racecourse. Their last win was a 1-0 win in an LDV Vans Trophy match in December 2000,.

For our last home win over Halifax you have to go back to August 2015, when Javan Vidal, Dom Vose and Wes York struck in a 3-1 win. Before that, our most recent home win was all the way back in February 1992, when two second half goals in the space of ten minutes by Lee Jones and Gareth Owen earned a 2-0 victory.

Javan Vidal

We’ve only scored in two of our last seven games against them, yet our early domination of this fixture, means that we still have a superior head-to-head record to Halifax, having won forty nine games, drawn thirty four and lost forty four.

The list of our top scorers in this fixture is dominated by some of the great names from the club’s history. Billy Tunnicliffe is our equal top scorer alongside another Wrexham legend, Tommy Bamford. They each got six goals against Halifax, with Albert Kinsey and Sammy McMillan level on five and Karl Connolly, Gordon Gunson, Gordon Richards and George Snow behind them on four.

Billy Tunnicliffe

None of them managed a hat trick though. The only Wrexham player to have put three past Halifax was Dick Yates, who got half of our goals in a 6-3 win in December 1947, a result which remains our biggest win over Town and also is the highest aggregate score between the two sides.

Dick Yates

Our worst home result against Halifax came in the Third Division North in March 1936 when a goal from Charlie McCartney was a mere consolation in a 3-1 loss which was watched by a crowd of 946, the smallest to turn up to see the two sides clash at The Racecourse.

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