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Posted by Charlie Russell
Posted on Tue 20 Feb 2018
Posted in League News

FC Halifax Town fans and players were delighted tonight as they won 2-0 with goals from Jake Hibbs and Ben Tomlinson. A vital win for the side threatened with relegation last weekend.

Elsewhere in the National League, there were 11 games with Tranmere Rovers vs Macclesfield Town being the big one as the title race heats up.

The home side went home disappointed in the end as top spot side, Macclesfield won 4-1. Two goals each from Danny Whitaker and Elliot Durrell meant that the away side would secure all three points and continue to be in the driving seat at the top of the table.

Guiseley managed to pull off an impressive win over AFC Fylde, but they left it late as John Rooney waited until the 86th minute to grab a vital winner for the side who are fighting relegation.

Down south, Aldershot Town and Bromley finished one a piece alongside Barrow vs Gateshead who always finished with one goal each. Meaning each side increased their point tally by just one.

Leyton Orient got an important 1-0 win away from home against Chester with James Brophy scoring the only goal of the game. Boreham Wood’s inform striker, Bruno Andrade also scored the only goal against Maidenhead as he gifted his side three points by scoring in the 36th minute.

Ebbsfleet United repeated Saturday’s result, winning 2-1 against Woking with Danny Kedwell scoring both goals in the space of seven minutes. Charlie Carter got a constellation goal in the 62nd minute, but it was not enough at the end of the 90 minutes.

Dagenham and Redbridge failed to pick up any points at all as Dover Athletic won 1-0 thanks to Mitchell Pinnock’s strike.

Wrexham will travel back to Wales with a point to their name following a goalless draw against Solihull Moors. The Dragons remain fifth in the National League table and will continue to chase the play-offs.

There were goals galore in both Torquay United vs Sutton and Maidenhead United vs Eastleigh. However, Torquay failed to beat Sutton despite scoring twice, a 92nd minute penalty from captain, Jamie Collins secure the three points for the visiting side.

Maidenhead put three past Eastleigh in front of 1,055 people, they increased the gap between the two sides by three points with the score finishing 3-1.

 

 

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