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Posted by Thomas Reyer
Posted on Tue 24 Oct 2017
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There is a full round of National League fixtures on Tuesday 24 October. The Shaymen entertain Maidstone United but there are 11 other exciting games taking place.

Top of the table Macclesfield Town travel to Victoria road to face Dagenham & Redbridge. The daggers are currently in 9th position, two points off the play-off spots. A win for Macclesfield could potentially put them six points clear at the top. The Silkmen have won their last five league matches.

Solihull Moors currently prop up the National League and travel to Silverlake Stadium to face Eastleigh. Solihull have lost their last four league games and are looking for their first league victory since September 5.

Newly promoted AFC Fylde are looking to create some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone but face a visit from Wrexham who have been in great form of late. The Dragons have not been defeated in the league since August 19, however AFC Fylde did triumph 1-0 when the two sides met in the FA Cup on October 14.

Aldershot Town host Sutton United and both sides currently occupy a play-off spot. Aldershot’s victory in their last league game against Tranmere Rovers was their first league win since September 16. Sutton just scraped a point in their previous game against Hartlepool, scoring an equaliser in the 94th minute to make the score 1-1.

Mid-table Maidenhead United travel to sixth place Bromley. As the league is so tight this year, only four points separate the sides. Bromley have won their last three league games, whereas Maidenhead haven’t won in their last three.

Both Chester and Barrow are struggling to gather any momentum this season and a win for either side would be crucial when they face each other. Chester currently sit in 22nd, whilst Barrow are just evading the relegation zone in 20th spot.

Woking head to Dover in a clash of two in-form sides who are both looking to gain automatic promotion this season. A win for either will put pressure on Macclesfield at the top of the table. Depending on results, Dover could draw level with Macclesfield or Woking could end up being just the one point behind the leaders.

Ebbsfleet United welcome Torquay United to Stonebridge Road and it will prove to be a tough test for Torquay who have only won eight points thus far this season. Ebbsfleet are currently just the two points off the play-off places.

Guiseley haven’t had the greatest of starts to the season, but were victorious in their last game, defeating bottom of the table Solihull Moors 4-2. They will be hoping to carry on this form when 8th place Boreham Wood head up north.

Hartlepool United and Tranmere Rovers currently occupy 14th and 15th place respectively and a victory for Tranmere would put them on level points with Pools.

Gateshead have the 560-mile round trip down to Leyton Orient and both teams have been on poor runs of form recently. Neither side has won in their last five league games and both teams have been slipping down the table.

All fixtures are being played on Tuesday October 24 and will kick off at 7.45pm

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