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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Tue 3 Oct 2017
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As FC Halifax Town and Wrexham battled to a goalless draw at the MBi Shay Stadium, there were ten other National League fixtures taking place around the country. Here we round up the scores from around the division…

Macclesfield Town moved to the summit of the table with a 2-1 victory over Guiseley at Nethermoor Park. Danny Whitaker put Macclesfield ahead, but they were pegged back by debutant Mike Fondop-Talum’s chip just before half time. Elliott Durrell struck the winner for the Silkmen in the 86th minute to leapfrog Dover Athletic into top spot.

Dover themselves earned a late point at fellow high-flyers Sutton United thanks to Manny Parry’s last-gasp strike. Giancarlo Gallifuoco had put Dover ahead on the half-hour mark, but they found themselves chasing the game in the last ten minutes. Substitute Tommy Wright had levelled just after coming on, and then Kieron Cadogan put Sutton in the driving seat. But Parry popped up to level with almost the last kick of the game, allowing Dover to finish the night in second place whilst Sutton drop to fifth.

Torquay United recorded their first win of the Vanarama National League season in startling fashion as they thrashed Maidenhead United 4-0 at Plainmoor. All the goals came in the first half on a night where Torquay remain bottom by a point, but will have reignited hope of survival for their fans. Josh McQuoid’s header got them off the mark inside four minutes, before Luke Young doubled their lead in the 12th. Rhys Murphy and Jamie Reid also struck for the Gulls.

Woking moved up to third in the table with a 2-0 win at Chester. Kane Ferdinand and Jamie Philpot scored the goals which saw new boss Marcus Bignot record his first loss as Chester manager as they remain in the relegation zone.

Aldershot Town managed to hold out for a 1-1 draw at home to Dagenham and Redbridge despite playing the last half hour with 10 men. Adam McDonnell, on loan from Ipswich, put the Shots ahead in the 22nd minute. It looked like they would hold on for all three points, even after Jake Gallagher’s red card, but defender Sam Ling rescued a point for the Daggers with less than five minutes remaining.

Ebbsfleet United followed up their weekend win over the Shaymen with another by a two-goal margin, this time 3-1 at struggling Solihull Moors. Myles Weston and Danny Kedwell scored in the first half to set the Fleet on their way, although Moors did get a foot back in the game thanks to Darren Carter’s 57th minute free kick. However, Danny Mills made the points safe with his 83rd minute finish.

Elsewhere, a Magnus Okuonghae own goal coupled with Louis Dennis’s late strike gave Bromley a 2-0 win in the Kent derby at Maidstone United, and Bruno Andrade’s second half goal gave Boreham Wood a 1-0 home victory over Eastleigh. Hartlepool United’s Michael Woods headed a 95th minute winner to snatch victory at home to Barrow, and AFC Fylde and Gateshead drew 0-0 at Mill Farm, with Patrick McLaughlin missing a penalty for the visitors.


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