New date for Trophy tie

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A new date has been found for a third attempt to stage FC Halifax Town’s Buildbase FA Trophy game against Macclesfield Town.

It will now take place on Tuesday, January 9 (7.45pm).

The Shay game was frozen off last Saturday and more controversially on Tuesday, less than half an hour before kick-off.

The pitch had been passed fit by the match referee in the afternoon but he was alerted to slippy areas as the players warmed-up and decided it was unsafe.

The second round takes place on Saturday, January 13 with Halifax or Macclesfield at home to Maidenhead United.

Winning clubs will receive £7000 from the FA’s prize fund.