National League: FC Halifax target home benefits | Guiseley desperate to end home misery

Jim Harvey

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Jim Harvey believes three home wins will be enough to keep FC Halifax Town up.

The Shaymen moved back out of the relegation zone in midweek with a last gasp victory over Boreham Wood.

Aldershot Town are the visitors to The Shay today as Harvey’s men look to take another step towards safety.

“It is about what we do now,” said Harvey, whose side also host Eastleigh and Macclesfield during a run-in that will take the Yorkshire club to Cheltenham, Forest Green Rovers and Kidderminster.

“The focus will be on us, what we do and what we can achieve. There are three home games left and I would imagine that if we win those that will be enough to secure our place in the league.”

Aldershot head to Yorkshire on the back of two losses and sit 15th in the table.

Guiseley will hope to end a winless home streak which dates back to November 28 when they host league leaders Cheltenham today at Nethermoor.

It is a game which has big connotations at both ends of the National League table, with the Lions, just two points above the drop zone, desperate to end their 10-match winless league streak with a massive victory to relieve their parlous situation, while the Robins are chasing promotion and title points.

But Guiseley’s recent home displays against several of the division’s leading sides have given Bower cause for some comfort.

On a tough-looking outing, Bower said: “Cheltenham will be high on confidence after getting a great win against Grimsby last weekend and they can see that championship on the horizon now.

“They will be looking to start at a good tempo and put us under pressure.

“But we have had the likes of Forest Green, Grimsby, Tranmere and Dover come to us in the last few weeks and we have given a good account of ourselves against all of them.”

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