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Posted by Caro Boldt
Posted on Fri 12 Oct 2018
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FC Halifax Town (13th) v Chesterfield FC (20th)

Halifax are welcoming Chesterfield FC at the MBI Shay Stadium this Saturday. The Shaymen will be looking to get back on winning terms as they failed to do so over their last five matches.

Jamie Fullarton’s team lost the last fixture away at Aldershot, conceding three goals and not scoring one for themselves. Dayle Southwell claimed that his shot on target during the second half was over the goal-line, but the referee disagreed, and Southwell was shown the yellow card for having an argument with the match official.

The guests from Chesterfield drew their last match at home against AFC Fylde. So far, they only managed to win three of their Manarama National League fixtures this season.

This match will be live on BT Sports.

Salford City (1st) v Braintree (24th)

Braintree is struggling in their first season in the National League. Having lost 11 out of their 15 matches they are currently bottom of the league table. Gateshead at home was the only team that was defeated by Braintree.

Current number one in the table Salford City want to continue their winning streak when they host the match on Saturday night. The team has only been defeated by two teams and they won a total of ten matches so far this season.

Harrogate Town (3rd) v Dover Athletic (23rd)

After their promotion into the Manarama National League for this season, Harrogate Town lost their only match at home against Leyton Orient so far. In their first ever National League season, they are comfortable in the top half of the table. They won their last match before now welcoming Dover Athletic to the CNG Stadium.

The guests are having a much harder time this season. Only one point keeps them one before the last place in the league table. With ten out of 15 matches lost, they are under pressure to change their ways and start winning.

Leyton Orient (2nd) v Hartlepool United (6th)

Only the goal difference keeps Leyton Orient on place two in the table, just over Harrogate. Their suffered their first and only loss so far this season at home against Sutton United. Last season, Leyton Orient was defeated by Hartlepool in both fixtures. Hartlepool steadily have been making their way up in the table and will look to continue that.

Boreham Wood (14th) v Maidenhead United (17th)

Boreham Wood will try to break their losing streak that has been going on for the four matches now. When they last faced Maidenhead in March, both teams went home with one point after a one to one draw.

Bromley (16th) v Barrow (12th)

The last time Bromley and Barrow met they had to part after 90 minutes with a goalless draw. This time both teams could do with a win as they are both on the way up in the Manarama National League table. Barrow has as many won as lost matches this season, which gives them another reason to fight for the three points.

AFC Fylde (7th) v Maidstone United (19th)

Fylde has only lost one match so far, but the team drew most of their matches. To avoid dropping down in the table, they need a win and three points as Gateshead is right behind them. When Maidstone last travelled to Mill Farm in January they took the three points home with them, winning the match with three goals to nil.

Dagenham & Redbridge (22nd) v Wrexham (4th)

Eastleigh (10th) v Aldershot Town (18th)

Havant & Waterlooville (21st) v Gateshead (8th)

Solihull Moors (5th) v Ebbsfleet United (15th)

Sutton United (9th) P-P Barnet (11th)

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