Car: (approx 208 miles from HW)
M40 north to junction 10. Take the A43 towards Northampton and M1. Join the M1 north at junction 15A. Continue north on M1 for 122 miles until junction 42. Exit onto M62 towards Bradford. Continue on M62 until junction 24 - signposted Huddersfield and Halifax. Follow the A629 (Skircoat Road), then onto Shaw Hill where you will find the ground. Check www.rac.co.uk for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station is Halifax - approximately ten minutes walk to Shay Stadium. Mainline connections from High Wycombe will take between 4 and 6 hours. Fastest route is via London Kings Cross. Other alternatives include travelling to Birmingham and taking the Nwe Street service to Leeds and then to Halifax. Check www.nationrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
KNOW YOUR HISTORY
The FA Cup First Round meeting between the two sides on Sunday 8th November 2015 at The Shay was the first time Wanderers had met a side from Halifax in any game. However, the two sides did cross paths at the end of the 1992/93 season - Wanderers gaining promotion to the Football League as Champions of the Conference, while the original Halifax Town Football Club were relegated from the Football League having finished in bottom place.
The Shaymen regained their Football League status as Conference Champions at the end of the 1997/98 season but were relegated back to the Conference in May 2002. The Club was placed in administation in 2007 and after severe finacial difficulties was wound-up in May 2008. However, the same Directors reformed FC Halifax Town during the summer of 2008 and were accepted to play in the Northern Premier League Division One North. They regained Conference Premier status in May 2013.
Players who have played for both Clubs.
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Lionel Ainsworth - Right sided winger who played on loan for both sides in 2007 while on the books of Derby County. He was first at Halifax (then in the Conference) in January 2007 where he scored on his debut against York City. Later that season he made 7 loan appearances for Wanderers in 'League Two'. His subsequent clubs include Hereford United, Watford, Huddersfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United and Motherwell.
Paul Sanderson - Winger who made more than 100 apperances for the original Halifax Town Football Club between 1984 and 1988. Later spent time with Cardiff City and Walsall. Then had a spell with Newport County at the time they went bust during the 1988/89 season. Made six appearances for Wanderers at the start of the 1989/90 season under Jim Kelman. Later went on to make 86 appearances for Yeovil Town during a two season spell 1992/93 to 1993/94.
Gus Uhlenbeek - Former Fulham defender who spent the 2004/5 season at Wycombe before transfering to Mansfield Town in the summer of 2005. Made 46 appearances for Wycombe, scoring four times. Spent the 2006/7 season at Halifax before retiring from the playing side.
Barry Richardson - Goalkeeper who made 24 appearances for the Shaymen between 2001 and 2003. Appointed goalkeeping coach at Wycombe in January 2014. His playing career included lenghty spells with Northampton Town and Lincoln City.
Grant Smith - Played for the Wanderers Youth Team during the 1997/98 season before a move to Reading. Eventually made his professional debut playing for Livinsgton in Scotland. Made 11 loan appearances for Halifax in Division 3 during the 2001/2 season while on the books of Sheffield United. Later had spells with Swindon Town and Bristol City.
all-time record against The Shaymen
|Sun, Nov 8, 2015
FAC = FA Cup