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Posted by Jack Reading
Posted on Fri 20 Apr 2018
Posted in League News

Ahead of another round of fixtures this weekend, we look at the latest news from The Vanarama National League.

Daryl McMahon thinks his side handle pressure better than most after Ebbsfleet United climbed into the National League play-off places. They now sit in 7th place ahead of Wrexham and with a game in hand over the teams around them.

Tranmere Rovers’ Micky Mellon says they remain focused on themselves after they beat Dover 1-0 to remain in the title picture, however a win at the weekend for Macclesfield would clinch the title for The Silkmen.

Barrow’s manager Ady Pennock called for his side not to get carried away after they dragged themselves out of the relegation zone at the weekend. They now sit 2 points ahead of Woking with a game in hand.

Eastleigh v Macclesfield Town has been announced as a live game this Saturday, with kick-off at 12:30pm live on BT Sport, with Macclesfield looking to clinch the league title.

The National League Team of the Tuesday Night:

Goalkeeper: Nathan Ashmore (Ebbsfleet)
Just how big could his second-half penalty save against Eastleigh prove to be? It set the stage for his side to go on and grab the winner.

Defender: Jake Goodman (Maidenhead)
The centre-back got what turned out to be the all-important goal against Sutton United. Another late Magpies winner.

Defender: Kenny Clark (Ebbsfleet)
He’s hardly prolific but what is it they say, it’s all about the timing? A crucial goal won the match at Eastleigh and a clean sheet too. Captain.

Defender: Louis Laing (Hartlepool United)
A priceless winning goal preserved Hartlepool’s National League status. You could sense the relief.

Defender: Asa Hall (Barrow)
Playing in defence this week and struck the winner! Maybe Ady Pennock has found the magic formula. A huge result for Barrow.

Defender: Jack Holland (Bromley)
We’ve got a goalscoring back five – half the reason why it is a back five! This man got two against Dagenham. Outstanding again.

Midfielder: Harry Pritchard (Maidenhead)
He’s had a great season, and now has 13 goals from midfield to his name. Always causes teams problems, and gave Sutton United a torrid time.

Midfielder: Jim Kellerman (Aldershot Town)
Gary Waddock told his players to improve and they did just that to secure a play-off spot and Kellerman impressed as unpredictable Gateshead were pushed aside.

Midfielder: Lewis Walters (Barrow)
He’s coming into his own when it matters. Another appearance in our Team of the Weekend.

Striker: Andy Cook (Tranmere)
He’s on fire. The new Golden Boot leader notched the winning goal against Dover and was a constant threat.

Striker: Scott Rendell (Aldershot)
His winner just before half-time will give the striker a big lift. Are the Shots looking sharper ahead of the play-offs this year?

Substitutes:
Scott Loach (Hartlepool)
Moussa Diarra (Barrow)
Richie Sutton (Tranmere)
Craig Eastmond (Sutton United)
Frankie Raymond (Bromley)

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