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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by Lewis Firth
Posted on Sun 22 Oct 2017
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In a game which kicked off late due to poor weather, a Scott Wilson strike was enough to seal the points for Macclesfield Town away at Leyton Orient. Wilson scored what turned out to be the winner in first half added time, and his goal means Macclesfield stay top of the Vanarama National League.

Scott Rendell bagged a late winner as Aldershot Town came from behind to beat Tranmere Rovers at home. Tranmere had led 1-0 at the break thanks to a Steve McNulty goal, but a goal from loanee Fabien Robert brought the ‘Shots’ level before Rendell’s winner in the fifth minute of added time.

Guiseley marked turning full time with a 4-2 victory over now-bottom side Solihull Moors. Oladapo Afolayan twice levelled for Moors after goals from Lee Molyneux and Rowan Liburd had put Guiseley ahead in either half. However, it was not enough for Solihull as goals from Jake Lawlor and John Rooney sealed all three points at Nethermoor Park.

Eastleigh were 3-2 victors over Gateshead but were made to sweat for their win. They had led 2-0 through goals from Ben Williamson and James Constable, but Jordan Preston and Theo Vassell looked to have rescued a point when Vassell scored in the 87th minute. Ben Strevens had other ideas though, and popped up to seal a last-gasp victory for Eastleigh.

Ebbsfleet United beat Barrow 3-2 thanks to goals from Aaron McLean, Andy Drury and Jack Powell, though they had been pegged back when Bedsente Gomis made it 1-1 in the 71st minute. Gomis scored both of Barrow’s goals, but with his second coming in added time it was a case of too little too late.

A late own goal from Craig Robson of 10-man Dagenham and Redbridge meant Wrexham bagged the points away from home, in a game where Kevin Lokko was sent off in the 32nd minute. The ‘Daggers’ twice had the ball in the Wrexham goal, but it was chalked off for offside each time.

Jack Holland and Josh Rees both scored just before half-time and that was enough to seal the points for Bromley at home to Woking, who had Kane Ferdinand sent off at the start of the second half.

Shaun Jeffers and Bruno Andrade were the scorers as Boreham Wood won at Chester 2-1, with Nyal Bell pulling one back for the home side in the second half. Jake Hyde bagged a 93rd minute equaliser for Maidenhead United away at Dover Athletic, after Ryan Bird had opened the scoring in the 76th minute. Hartlepool United and Sutton United also shared the points, with Tommy Wright of Sutton cancelling out Rhys Oates’s first half strike in added time.

AFC Fylde will consider themselves unfortunate to have to replay their game against Maidenhead United, as they led 2-1 at Mill Farm when the match was abandoned due to adverse weather conditions in the 48th minute.

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