Jan 19 2012 by Paul Wheelock, Chester Chronicle
VAUXHALL Motors are hoping their club record attendance for a league match will be broken on Saturday when they welcome FC Halifax Town to Rivacre Park for the first time (3pm).
The current best stands at 818 – for the visit of Burton Albion 10 years ago – but Motors officials believe that could be smashed given the following the Shaymen boast.
Halifax, whose average home attendance is 1,384, are expected to be backed by a large travelling support for their maiden visit to the Ellesmere Port club.
Neil Aspin’s promotion-chasing team are on a superb run of form, winning their last six matches in the Blue Square North to haul themselves into the play-offs.
They will also be out to avenge their incredible 5-1 loss to Motors at The Shay in September.
Leighton McGivern hit a hat-trick as Carl Macauley’s men overcame the loss of John Bennett to a 14th-minute red card to record a famous 5-1 victory.
Motors extended their unbeaten run to three matches on Tuesday when they drew 0-0 at Colwyn Bay.
Bay were the better side before the break but the visitors dominated the second half and only glaring misses from Leighton McGivern and Josh Wilson prevented them from earning a third successive win.
Motors are at home to high-flying Guiseley next Tuesday (7.45pm).