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Posted by Matt Howitt
Posted on Wed 27 Sep 2017
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FC Halifax Town make the long journey down to Ebbsfleet United this Saturday and provides a good opportunity to make up ground on teams above them, with the home side sitting in 16th place.

Some big games elsewhere in the league could create chances for Town to climb up the table, especially with it being so tight at the top, with Halifax only separated from current leaders Sutton by a single point.

Table toppers Sutton have a tough away fixture away at 5th placed Wrexham this week, who are putting in some fine performances under boss Dean Keates and will be on a high after their 10-man victory over Tranmere last week which should make this an enticing match up.

Tranmere will be looking to put that disappointing defeat behind them as pressure mounts on boss Micky Mellon. They travel to Bromley who come off the back of last week’s defeat to Town and will be looking to bounce back themselves and get back to a winning run of form.

At the bottom of the table, Torquay United have a tough test if they want to get their first win of the season as they travel to Dagenham and Redbridge who will still be feeling the highs of their last gasp equaliser away at Solihull Moors which earned them a point and they will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to three games.

Solihull themselves have another tricky game this week following their draw with Dagenham as they make the long trip down to Dover who currently sit in 3rd, with just goal difference propping them up above Halifax. Dover suffered a disappointing draw against Guiseley in their last game which they will be hoping to make amends for on Saturday.

Guiseley travel to Maidenhead in a hope to distance themselves from the bottom three against a Maidenhead side who have suffered to hit consistent form and find themselves in 11th however a win could see them rise as high as second if results go their way.

Another side looking to push themselves away from the relegation zone is Chester, as they face Eastleigh who surprised many as they ended Hartlepool’s five game unbeaten run at the weekend with a 2-1 win and will be hoping they can achieve another good result here.

A mid table clash sees Gateshead take on a Boreham Wood side who have struggled in their last two games, suffered defeats to Ebbsfleet and Maidenhead, however those tough games could see them ready to put in a big performance at the weekend to keep them above Gateshead.

AFC Fylde have been struggling since their promotion last season along with Halifax and they have another test on their hands if they want to get past a resilient Leyton Orient who fought back from two goals down to hold Aldershot to a draw in their last game.

These dropped points from Aldershot would have seen them sitting top of the table, but sitting in second they still look very good value so far and they travel to 8th placed Macclesfield who are another team who have struggled to hit any kind of consistent wins so far, this season so will be looking to make it two on the bounce following their victory over Torquay.

The final game of the weekend sees Woking welcome Hartlepool, with the home side on an impressive run of five wins from six so far, this season, a run which sees them sit nicely in 6th. Hartlepool on the other hand have had a disappointing start and sit in 17th, regardless of their recently ended 5 game unbeaten run and will be hoping they can kick start another run like that here.

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