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Posted by Ashley Brewer
Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017
Posted in League News

After two trips up and down the country, all attention turns back to the MBi Shay Stadium as FC Halifax Town welcome Eastleigh.

After 9 Vanarama National League games without a win, the side will be hoping they don’t enter double figures against The Spitfires, who sit on place below them in the table.

Meanwhile, here are the other games going on around the league.

Dover Athletic will have the bit between their teeth after being knocked off the league summit following their midweek defeat.

However, they take on an AFC Fylde outfit with 3 wins in 5 games, and an inform Danny Rowe, who currently tops the goal scorer charts with 10 after banging in 4 in his last 5.

Wrexham will be hoping to hold on to their 1st place spot after capitalising upon Dover dropping points.

But, the league’s best defence will have its work cut out when they travel to The Rec to take on Aldershot Town, who have scored the joint most goals in the league to date.

Macclesfield Town will be trying to keep the pressure on at the top as they take a trip to York Road, despite going into the fixture with only 1 win in 5.

But the Silkmen will be confident going into this one as they take on a Maidenhead United side who are yet to win at home since their 3-0 victory over Guiseley at the back end of September.

After an inconsistent spell, Dagenham & Redbridge go to the Swansway Chester Stadium on the back of 2 consecutive wins.

The Daggers will be confident of making it 3 against Chester, with Marcus Bignot’s men still yet to find any form this season.

Barrow’s recovery under Ady Pennock continues, as they prepare to host a fresh Bromley side at Holker Street, after their midweek fixture was cancelled.

The Bluebirds have won 3 of their last 4 since Pennock replaced Mickey Moore, fighting their way out of the relegation zone and up to 19th.

After first wins in 4 and 5 games respectively in their midweek fixtures, both Boreham Wood and Woking will both go into this one hoping to make it two on the bounce.

Luke Garrard’s men go into this encounter having drew in their previous 3 home games, but a win will see them hurdle their visitors in the table, with Woking currently sitting a point ahead.

Hartlepool United will want to build up on their impressive midweek win over Halifax Town, as they take on Ebbsfleet United at Stonebridge Road.

Ebbsfleet remain the league’s draw specialists, they will be hoping to stifle the confident visitors and dodge a 3rd successive defeat.

Paul Doswell’s Sutton United travel up to Yorkshire to face Guiseley, having tasted defeat for the first time since mid-September on Tuesday night.

They face a Lions side who have been in and around the relegation zone all season.

After a draw and defeat on the road for Solihull Moors, Saturday’s encounter with Gateshead marks the first time Mark Yates’ first game in front of home fans since replacing Richard Money.

Moors have not won in 4 games, and they come up against a Gateshead team with 3 victories in their last 5.

There is a bottom of the table clash as manager less Leyton Orient travel down to Devon having not won in 13 matches, with form not improving immediately after sacking Steve Davis last week.

They take on a Torquay United side who are doing just badly as The O’s, but Gary Owers’ men were able to pull off a surprise win over Sutton United in midweek.

And finally, Maidstone United will be hoping to shake off their 4-0 drubbing against Boreham Wood on Tuesday night, as they go to Prenton Park this weekend.

Tranmere Rovers remain be to inconsistent in the league, but will be wanting to make up for throwing away a win at the death against Macclesfield.

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