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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sat 30 Dec 2017
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Macclesfield Town came out on top in the battle of the top two against Sutton United, winning 1-0 at Moss Rose.

Former West Ham midfielder Danny Whitehead scored the match’s only goal from the penalty spot after just ten minutes, but Town were forced to play the final 25 minutes with ten men after the sending off Shwan Jalal.
But, Macclesfield held on for the points and now sit six points clear at the top of the table having not suffered defeat in their last nine matches.

Aldershot moved up to second place in the table after a late equaliser from James Kellerman secured a 1-1 draw against Maidstone.
After a goalless opening 45 minutes, 20-year-old Aaron Collins scored the only goal of the game early in the second half – his first goal for the club.
But, Kellerman’s late leveller in the 93rd minute earned a point for the Shots after they moved ahead of Sutton United.

Solihull Moors kept alive their chances of escaping the bottom three after a late strike from Jamie Reckord gave them a 2-1 away win at Barrow.
Both sides scored within the space of two minutes early in the second-half with Asa Hall opening the scoring with his first goal of 2017/18 before an immediate equaliser from Darren Carter.
But, Reckford stole the three points for Solihull as he hit the winner in the 84th minute to cut the gap between themselves and safety to nine points.
Boreham Wood returned to the play-off positions after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Torquay United at Meadow Park.

Colombian striker Angelo Balanta gave Boreham Wood an early lead in just the 11th minute before a penalty from top-scorer Bruno Andrade 70 minutes later wrapped up the win.
The Wood leapfrog Dagenham into 7th position whilst 23rd placed Torquay are now without a win in their last six matches in all competitions.

Callum Howe’s injury time goal earned Eastleigh a 2-2 draw with Woking in a thrilling match at The Silverlake Stadium.
Woking were reduced to ten men less than ten minutes into the first-half after midfielder Chez Isaac was shown a straight red card and Eastleigh soon capitalised, taking the lead through Chris Zebroski.
But, Woking fought back into the contest and goals from Charlie Carter and Inih Effiong – from the penalty spot – put the away side in front with just seven minutes remaining.
However, Woking couldn’t hold onto their advantage with Howe scoring in the dying minutes to earn a vital point for his out-of-form side.

Dagenham & Redbridge fell out of the play-off places after drawing 1-1 with Ebbsfleet United with a late goal from Mason Enigbokan-Bloomfield rescuing a point.
Jack Powell gave Ebbsfleet a 1-0 half-time lead after his opener shortly after the half hour mark before Enigbokan-Bloomfield salvaged a draw for Dagenham with a leveller in the 86th minute.
Both sides fall a place in the table with Ebbsfleet dropping to 10th and Dagenham to 8th.

Bromley moved to within a place of the play-off positions after a 1-0 victory over Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.
In-form striker Louis Dennis scored the only goal of the game – his sixth in four matches – midway through the first-half after Orient had seen Bondz N’Gala shown a straight red card in the 6th minute.
Victory for the Ravens is their first in six matches in the league and ends Orient’s four-match winning run.

AFC Fylde came from behind to defeat Maidenhead United 2-1 at York Road and end their poor run of form.
Harry Pritchard’s penalty put Maidenhead in front late in the first-half but second-half goals from Lewis Montrose and Jack Muldoon gave Fylde the win.
Victory for Fylde ends their run of six without a win whilst denying United a fourth straight victory.

Tranmere Rovers extended their fine run of form with the best win of the weekend, beating Guiseley 4-0 at Prenton Park.
A brace from Connor Jennings as well as strikes from James Norwood and Andy Cook gave Tranmere a fifth win in their last six and moves them within a couple of points of second placed Aldershot.Meanwhile, Guiseley remain in the bottom four having won just once in their last 11 matches.

Two proposed fixtures this weekend was postponed with Gateshead vs Wrexham (frozen pitch) and Chester vs Hartlepool United (waterlogged pitch) both being cancelled.

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