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Vanarama National League Round-Up

Posted by Ben Armitage
Posted on Sat 23 Sep 2017
Posted in League News

Following a great afternoon at the MBi Shay Stadium, FC Halifax Town are up to fourth in the Vanarama National League after their 2-1 win over Bromley.

Reduced to ten men following Scott Garner’s first half dismissal, the Shaymen found an opener through the in-form Matty Kosylo ten minutes into the second half. Everything looked positive until Bromley substitute George Porter levelled just six minutes later.

However, any worries of dropping points were quickly squandered as Tom Denton latched onto Kosylo’s ball in to the box to get Town back to winning ways in non-league’s top flight. Here, we look at the other results in our league, starting at the top.

League leaders Sutton United managed to avoid any threat of a second half scare as they ran out 3-2 winners against Barrow. With the scores 1-1 at half time, the home side raced to a 3-1 lead through Taylor and Emmanuel, until Harrison grabbed his second of the game for the visitors on the hour mark, who were unable to complete the comeback.

Aldershot Town entertained Leyton Orient, who did manage to complete their comeback after going into half time at 2-1 down, the goals coming from Alexander, McClure and Clay. It took until the final ten minutes for Orient to earn the point, as Boco fired home to move the O’s up to thirteenth place.

Dover Athletic, who made the long trip up to Guiseley, managed to also earn a point after Nortey’s 40th minute equaliser cancelled out Rooney’s opener just ten minutes earlier. Elsewhere, Wrexham quickly forgot about Wedgbury’s earl dismissal as Holroyd scored the only goal against a struggling Tranmere side.

In sixth place, Woking travelled to AFC Fylde who saw an early lead through Tunnicliffe cancelled out by Ward early in the second half. If that wasn’t enough, Philpot fired the away side into the lead just a minute later, leaving Fylde with three defeats in their last five.

The final play-off place sees Dagenham and Redbridge who travelled to Solihull Moors in their latest round of fixtures. The early stages were entertaining for all those at Damson Park as Enlgbokan-Bloomfield saw his sixth minute opener cancelled out just five minutes later as Solihull’s Carter levelled.

Afolayan put the home side in the driving seat for the rest of the game just before half time, or that’s how it seemed. Dagenham were resilient as Howell levelled in the fourth minute of added time to give the visitors a point on their travels.

Struggling Torquay United sit bottom of the table after their 1-0 defeat at home to Macclesfield Town. Wilson grabbed the only goal in the second half to add to Torquay’s increasing miseries.

With Torquay, Solihull and Guiseley below them, Chester occupy the final relegation spot despite their 2-0 victory over Maidenhead United. The home side only took six minutes to open the scoring through Sates, before Hannah’s second half penalty wrapped up the game at the Deva Stadium.

Elsewhere, Boreham Wood were beaten 1-0 at home to Ebbsfleet, Eastleigh grabbed a 2-1 away victory on their long travel to Hartlepool and Richard Peniket was on the score sheet for Gateshead as they drew 2-2 away at Maidstone United.

Results in full:

AFC Fylde 1-2 Woking
Aldershot Town 2-2 Leyton Orient
Boreham Wood 0-1 Ebbsfleet United
Chester 2-0 Maidenhead United
FC Halifax Town 2-1 Bromley
Guiseley 1-1 Dover Athletic
Hartlepool United 1-2 Eastleigh
Maidstone United 2-2 Gateshead
Solihull Moors 2-2 Dagenham and Redbridge
Sutton United 3-2 Barrow
Torquay United 0-1 Macclesfield Town
Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Wrexham

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