Crusaders v Halifax preview

Celtic Crusaders take on Co-operative National League One highfliers Halifax on Saturday at the Brewery Field in Bridgend (kick-off 5.30pm) in the third match of their inaugural season at this level after being promoted as Champions last year.

It is the first of two meetings in eight days for the sides, as they face off at The Shay on Sunday week in the first knockout round of the Northern Rail Cup.

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