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Posted by Jack Green
Posted on Mon 29 Oct 2018
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The midweek fixtures will see FC Halifax Town take on Solihull Moors on Tuesday the 30th of October. The Shaymen travel to Damson Park looking to pick up a positive result after the weekend.

Saturday saw FC Halifax Town stay rooted in 14th place in the National League table after a 1-0 loss to Eastleigh thanks to a solitary Josh Hare goal.

There was plenty of other news to take note of in the week of matchday 17, before and after the fixtures took place.

Braintree moved off the bottom of the table after a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Dover Athletic. A Reece Grant penalty secured the points for the Essex side as interim manager Hakan Hayrettin has seemingly galvanised the squad after a 2-2 draw to promotion hopefuls Salford City in the game previous.

Leyton Orient returned to the top of the table after scoring four goals against Havant & Waterlooville. Goals from Macauley Bonne, Charlie Lee, Josh Coulson and an own goal from the opposition contributed to Justin Edinburgh’s side regaining top spot from Salford City.

Paul Doswell was proud of his Sutton Side as they ran out 3-2 winners over Hartlepool United after trailing 2-1 just after the break. Craig Eastmond’s late winner secured the points for the London side in a match where the manager now thinks his team after in the right place to once again challenge for promotion.

There have been a few transfers this week in the league to report as Solihull Moors have acquired the services of Matty Stenson on an 18-month contract from Leamington. The striker has already amassed six goals this season and won the Player of the Month award in August.

Salford City have signed midfielder Dennis Politic on loan from Bolton until January whilst defender James Jones has left the club on a month loan to National League North side Boston United. Another player to depart from the Ammies is striker Mani Dieseruvwe who has agreed a loan move to Chester pf the same division where he will link up with former managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.  The final departure from Salford is midfielder Nick Haughton who has joined AFC Fylde on a permanent basis.

Barnet picked up 3 points this week as they beat Barrow in an away fixture thanks to goals from Manny Duku and Wesley Fongduck.

A winning goal came from Gozie Ugwu with his first touch of the game to complete a comeback for Boreham Wood after they overturned a one goal deficit to beat Bromley 2-1 at home.

A 90th minute equaliser from Jonathan Smith cancelled out a first half Brad Walker penalty in a match that saw both Chesterfield and Wrexham share the spoils.

Harrogate Town fell to their second league defeat of the season at the hands of Dagenham & Redbridge. An Alex McQueen first half brace was enough to secure the win for the Essex side before an 83rd Joe Leesley goal turned out to only be a consolation.

A comprehensive win for Gateshead made in three victories in a row for the side from the North East as they disposed of Aldershot Town on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Greg Olley, Scott Barrow and Tom White where enough to see the points secured for the 7th place side.

AFC Fylde extended their unbeaten run to eight games after a thumping 6-0 win over Maidenhead United who finished the game with 10 men. A Danny Rowe goal after 4 minutes started the scoring before he added a second from the penalty spot on 32 minutes. Goals from Gime Toure, Serhat Tasdemir, Danny Philliskirk and Andy Bond killed the game and made sure that the Lancashire side headed back up north with the 3 points.

Halifax’s next opponents Solihull Moors picked up three points this weekend away at Maidstone United. A goal from Danny Wright after 2 minutes started the afternoons scoring before an 8th minute Adi Yussuf strike doubled their lead. Blair Turgott halved the deficit and gave Maidstone a little hope before a Jermaine Hylton strike in the 75th minute made the points safe for the midlands side.

Finally, Salford City dropped to second place after they were only able to draw 1-1 with Ebbsfleet United. The away side took the lead through Corey Whitely in the 35th minute before Salford responded quickly as Rory Gaffney struck home three minutes later which saw the game finish level.

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