Macclesfield v Halifax (Saturday, 3pm)
AFC Halifax were officially founded eight years ago, replacing Halifax Town A.F.C after they went into administration during the 2007/08 season.
THEY play their home matches at the impressive 14,061 capacity Shay Stadium, with 5,830 of those seated.
THE Shaymen finished in ninth place last season on 66 points, three places behind Macclesfield.
HALIFAX currently sit 21st in the National League table, having taken 25 points from their 27 games.
NEIL Aspin was in charge at the start of the season, but he was sacked after a poor start, bringing his six year tenure to an end.
HE was replaced by Darren Kelly, but he was dismissed after just ten games and his assistant Jim Harvey took over instead.
HARVEY has performed well since being handed the reins, with Halifax going unbeaten in their last seven games.
FORMER Macclesfield player Hamza Bencherif is currently at Halifax, after spending two years at the Moss Rose from 2009 to 2011, making 60 appearances.
THE two teams were held to a 1-1 draw when they met in this fixture last season, with Arthur Gnahoua equalising for Macc after Scott Boden put Halifax in front.
IT was a similar story when they met in the reverse fixture in April, with that match finishing 2-2.
TWO goals from Jack Sampson were not enough, with a Thierry Audel own goal and a late Will Hatfield equaliser earning Halifax a point.
KRISTIAN Dennis will be trying to continue his fine run of form after netting 20 league goals so far this season.
THIS will be Macclesfield’s last league action for two weeks, with an FA Trophy game against Truro City taking place next week.