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Posted by Thomas Reyer
Posted on Wed 8 Nov 2017
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Saturday November 11 sees eleven National League games take place, as The Shaymen entertain 8th place Woking. The other league game taking place is at Chester, who are hosting Wrexham on the Wednesday before. Wrexham currently sit 3rd in the league, whilst Chester are down in 22nd with only one win in five league games.

Top of the league Dover Athletic welcome Eastleigh to The Crabble. This is a match where Dover will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table and are undefeated in their last five league matches. A victory for Eastleigh could see them jump up the table to 13th.

Newly promoted AFC Fylde head to the Recreation Ground as they face Aldershot Town. Five points separate these two sides, even though in the league Aldershot sit eight places higher than Fylde in 9th, one point off the play offs.

Macclesfield Town head north to face Barrow in a tie where The Silkmen will be desperate to get their season back on track after consecutive league defeats. They still sit just the one point off top spot and with Barrow in the relegation zone with just the one win in five, it could be a perfect time for this game to come for them.

12th spot Hartlepool United travel 240+ miles south to face 10th place Boreham Wood. Both sides sit on 27 points and neither team has lost in their last five league games. Hartlepool’s league form has been very impressive of late and their last defeat came to Eastleigh back on September 23.

Guiseley are currently one point clear of the relegation zone and face a visit from Bromley who are currently occupying the last play-off spot in the league. Bromley’s form of late has been a little rocky after picking up just the one point from their last two games, following four league wins in a row. Guiseley will be looking to capitalise on that and keep up their solid form after gaining seven points in their last three.

Gateshead travel to York Road, as they come up against Maidenhead. Maidenhead have been in free scoring form this season scoring 28 already. Gateshead however, have only conceded 18 goals even though they sit in 18th place so this is set up to be an interesting game.

Solihull Moors face a very tough test when Sutton United head to Damson Park. The Moors currently prop up the National League and Sutton are only three points off top spot. Sutton will view this a crucial game to pick up three points, especially after drawing their last three games.

Torquay United and Maidstone United have had contrasting seasons so far. Torquay are second from bottom and have just the 11 points this season, like Solihull Moors. Maidstone sit in 5th spot, four points from top and this will prove to be an interesting tie at Plainmoor.

Mid-table Tranmere Rovers welcome play-off spot occupier Dagenham & Redbridge in a tie where Tranmere could get themselves one point off the play-off spots and one point behind The Daggers with a victory.

Leyton Orient have the short trip to Ebbsfleet United in the 5.30pm kick-off game. The O’s have been on a poor run of late, being winless in their last five league games, whereas Ebbsfleet have picked up seven points in theirs. Ebbsfleet will be looking to bounce back following a 6-2 defeat to Doncaster in the FA Cup.

Chester v Wrexham takes place Wednesday November 8 at 7.45pm.

Ebbsfleet v Leyton Orient takes place Saturday November 11 at 5.30pm.

Every other fixture takes place Saturday November 11 at 3.00pm.

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