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Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Tue 13 Mar 2018
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Only four games in the National League will take place tonight. Teams need to catch up fixtures due to the odd fixtures being abandoned over the wet and snowy winter period the UK has hosted.

FC Halifax Town V Dagenham and Redbridge

FC Halifax Town will be the hosts to Dagenham and Redbridge. The fixture was cancelled on the 3rd of February due to snowy conditions when Halifax weren’t on their best run of the season. However, things have changed since then for Halifax.

Since that cancellation The Shaymen have only lost 1 game, drawing 2 and also winning 2. Neil Young took charge of a few games and now Jamie Fullarton has come in. The pair have done fantastic for the club taking them away from the relegation fight. Dagenham and Redbridge on the other hand have lost 4 of their last 6, including a 4-0 loss on Saturday to Tranmere.

The team currently sitting in eleventh will be hoping that the meeting at Victoria Road earlier in the season will be in the mind of the Halifax team with the reverse fixture ending in a 3-1 win to Tuesdays visiting side.

Boreham Wood V Maidenhead

Boreham Wood will be looking to put pressure on the top three teams in the league with another win in this mid-week fixture. With a game in hand on four of the teams above them, a win at Meadow park will see them leap frog Aldershot, and level on points with third place Tranmere.

The Wood haven’t lost in their last six games, only conceding one goal in that time so it will be difficult for Maidenhead to get a result from. Especially coming off the back of one of the biggest defeats in the league in a 7-1 loss to Gateshead. Maidenhead have also struggled on the road recently, winning 1 of the last 5 on the road.

Gateshead V Solihull Moors

Despite being in the relegation zone away side, Solihull Moors, will be quietly confident coming into this one as a side in fine form. With only 9 wins all season and 5 of them coming in the last 10 matches Mark Yates’ side will be looking too go one better than the reverse fixture when the score was tied at 1 all.

Former Halifax man Richard Peniket will be looking to add to the two goals he scored in the 7-1 thrashing of Maidenhead on Saturday by adding to his 8 goals this season.

Leyton Orient V Torquay

Leyton Orient, like FC Halifax Town will be looking to move further away from that bottom four on Tuesday. In that four teams include the visitors to the Brisbane Road, Torquay.

Torquay look like they will be one of the teams dropping out of the division at the moment as they’re 9 points off 20th place, Barrow. Torquay will be looking for an away performance of a similar standard to the one which helped them beat Maidenhead two weeks ago though.

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