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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by Thomas Reyer
Posted on Sat 24 Mar 2018
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FC Halifax Town and Solihull Moors shared the spoils today at the MBi Shay Stadium, following a 0-0 draw. The Shaymen now remain unbeaten in their last six league games and remain in 15th pace in the table, seven points clear of relegation. The point was not enough for Solihull Moors to move out of the relegation zone and they lie in 21st.

Sutton United defeated Chester 3-2 at the Deva Stadium and subsequently took top spot in the league. However, it may be a short tenure up there, as Macclesfield still have a game in hand over them and currently have the same amount of points. Even though they mounted an impressive comeback attempt in the second half, Chester’s efforts were not enough, and they remain in the relegation zone, nine points from safety.

It was a four-goal thriller in the early kick-off match between Tranmere and Eastleigh. Tranmere were the dominant side and comfortably won 3-1. Andy Cook scored twice for Tranmere and surely earned himself contention for goal of the season, after he scored a dipping strike from 35 yards. Tranmere are still in contention for automatic promotion, as they sit in third, five points behind the leaders. Eastleigh are in 16th, one point behind the Shaymen.

Aldershot Town remain in the play-off spots after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Boreham Wood. A goal in both halves was enough to win the game and they saw no reply from Boreham Wood. The Wood missed their opportunity to overtake Aldershot in the league and they remain one place behind them in 6th.

Similarly, to Town today, Barrow and Dover Athletic finished 0-0. Barrow remain dangerously close to the relegation zone in 20th and have not won at home in the league since October. Dover remain in seventh and hold on to the final play-off position in the league.

Dagenham and Redbridge returned to winning ways after defeating AFC Fylde 2-0. Goals from Kandi in the 33rd minute and Enigbokan-Bloomfield in the 42nd was enough to wrap the game up in the first half. Both sides sit out of the play-offs, but both will believe they can still push for promotion.

Ebbsfleet United and Maidenhead United finished 1-1 with both goals coming 77 minutes apart. Ebbsfleet scored in the fourth minute, but Pritchard ended their victory hopes when he equalized in the 81st minute. Ebbsfleet have gone six league games without a win.

Leyton Orient easily defeated Woking today, emerging victorious with a 3-0 victory. Following their victory, the O’s are now on 47 points and sit one place above the Shaymen. Woking are just the points clear of safety as it stands.

Finally, Wrexham overcame Maidstone at home 1-0 and it leaves them in fourth position, five points off the top. Pearson’s strike was enough to seal the victory in Andy Davis’ first game in charge. Following the result, Maidenhead are in 12th spot.

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