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Posted by Fin White
Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018
Posted in League News

Fylde host bottom of the league Braintree Town, the newly promoted side aren’t coping well with the step up from the National League South and their journey isn’t going to get any easier as they travel to Lancashire this Saturday. The Coasters are hoping to sneak into the play-offs once again and they currently sit in ninth, Braintree have just one win so far this season, it could be a long afternoon for the Southern side.

Last year’s promotion finalists Boreham Wood host high-flying and high-scoring Harrogate Town at Meadow Park in what promises to be an exciting fixture. Wood have lost their last two games in the division whilst their visitors have lost and drawn in their last two games, both teams will try to get back on form in Hertfordshire this Saturday.

FC Halifax Town travel to Bromley who currently sit in 17th place and only have 1 win in their last 5 Vanarama National League games and are looking to see the sort of form that would get them away from any danger in the latter stages of the season. The Shaymen are currently sitting pretty in 10th place after a solid result on Tuesday drawing with A.F.C Fylde.

Dagenham & Redbridge host Ebbsfleet United with both sides in not so good form over their last 5 games. The hosts currently are in the relegation zone with just 2 wins all season and are looking to improve after losing 2-0 to Solihull Moors whereas United haven’t won in their last five and sit in 16th place.

Second-bottom Dover Athletic host Barrow at the Crabble Athletic Ground this weekend and the hosts are looking at building on Tuesday nights draw at Sutton. Dover came from two down to recover a 2-2 draw but will be without left-midfielder Aryan Tajbakhsh after he received his second red card of the season.

Gateshead face in form Eastleigh at the International Stadium this weekend and both sides are looking to grab their third wins in the bounce. Recently the visitors have left it late to grab their victories, with their winning goals coming in the 80th and 89th minute respectively. The hosts currently sit in 6th place and are looking to solidify a place in the top 7.

Hartlepool United face Aldershot town at Victoria Park with the home side looking to bounce back after losing convincingly away to Salford City and are also trying to get back into the top 7 after falling out. Aldershot sit very near the drop zone and will want to stay well clear of the relegation fight.

Havant & Waterlooville host in-form Solihull Moors and the away side are looking to grab their fourth win on the bounce and climb the table into the top four. The home side are hoping to turn draws into wins after drawing their last two games and add to the only two wins they have culminated so far this season.

League leaders Leyton Orient are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, and don’t look like they are slowing down in momentum. Orient won 1-5 away from home at Braintree Town and next up for them is Sutton United at home who currently are in 7th place.

Maidenhead United host newly promoted Salford City, the visitors are in second place and don’t seemed to be phased by the step up into the Vanarama National League. The tie at York Road is promising to be an exciting one with both sides grabbing midweek wins.

Chesterfield travel to the Gallagher Stadium, the home of Maidstone United and both sides could really do with a win as United sit in 18th whilst the away side are struggling below them in 20th. Maidstone are looking to grab their third win in a row after victories against Braintree and Aldershot.

Fourth placed Wrexham host Barnet at the Racecourse Ground this weekend. Both teams drew in midweek and with a win and results going their way in other matches they could go as high as second place.

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