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Vanarama National League Round Up

Posted by Jack Booth
Posted on Sat 28 Sep 2019
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As well as FC Halifax Town’s away victory against Dover Athletic, there were 11 other matches taking place on Match Day 14 of the Vanarama National League…

Table-topping Bromley lost 3-1 away to Yeovil Town at Huish Park. Bromley did take the lead courtesy of Michael Cheek’s 22nd minute effort, however, Jimmy Smith levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time. An own goal from Marc-Anthony Okoye put Yeovil in front in the 72nd minute, and the points were sealed five minutes later as Charlie Lee added to Yeovil’s tally. Bromley stay top despite the defeat while Yeovil achieved their seventh victory in succession.

Dagenham & Redbridge played out a 0-0 draw with Chorley at Victoria Road. The main flashpoint of the game came in the latter stages of the second-half as Dagenham’s Luke Croll was dismissed following two bookable offences. Despite the one-man disadvantage, the Daggers hung on for a point which sees them into fifth place in the table. Chorley remain in 24th.

Boreham Wood made it three wins in five games as they beat Woking 2-1 at Meadow Park. The visitors took the lead in the 11th minute through defender Kane Ferdinand – his second goal of the season. The Wood levelled 28 minutes later thanks to Kabongo Tshimanga. Shortly after half-time, Tshimanga grabbed his second goal of the game which proved to be the winner. Tshimanga is now the league’s top goalscorer with 10 goals. Boreham Wood had to see out the last 34 minutes of the second-half with 10 men, following Mark Ricketts’s dismissal. The Wood are up to 12th place while Woking drop a place to fourth.

Seventh-placed Barrow recorded their fifth win in a row as they beat Maidenhead United 2-0 at Holker Street. John Rooney put Barrow in front in the 36th minute from the penalty spot, his eighth goal of the season. Striker Scott Quigley doubled his side’s advantage in the 57th minute, also making it eight goals for the campaign. The defeat sees Maidenhead drop to 14th.

Notts County beat AFC Fylde 2-0 at Meadow Lane. Striker Wes Thomas put The Magpies into the lead after 19 minutes with his third goal of the season. Notts had to wait until the final 10 minutes of the game to be assured of the three points when Damien McCrory doubled County’s lead. The Magpies jump up to 8th while Fylde fall three places to 18th.

Barnet and Solihull Moors played out a goalless draw at The Hive. The result brought an end to Barnet’s two-game losing streak while The Moors recorded their second 0-0 away from home of the season. Barnet drop a place to ninth while Solihull now sit in 13th.

Torquay United beat Stockport County 4-0 at Edgeley Park. All four of Torquay’s goals came in the first-half in a 26-minute period. They took the lead after 18 minutes after Jamie Reid converted from the penalty spot. Seven minutes later, Stockport’s Arthur Festus put into his own net to double Torquay’s advantage. In a bizarre set of events, a Stockport player put the ball past his own goalkeeper for a second time; midfielder Jordan Keane the unfortunate man on this occasion to make it 3-0 to the visitors. The rout was rounded off just before half-time as Reid scored his second of the game to give his side a big three points away from home.

Wrexham beat Ebbsfleet United 1-0 at The Racecourse Ground in a clash involving two teams towards the bottom of the Vanarama National League. Paul Rutherford’s 73rd minute effort was the only goal to separate the sides. The win lifted Wrexham out of the relegation zone into 20th while The Fleet remain 23rd.

Chesterfield won their second home game in a row as they beat Aldershot Town 2-1 at The Proact Stadium. The Shots took the lead in the 12th minute through Ethan Chislett’s fourth goal of the season. But the Spireites were level just before half-time as forward Scott Boden levelled proceedings with his sixth goal of the campaign. Chesterfield’s winning goal came in the 56th minute courtesy of Liam Mandeville’s goal – his second goal of the season. Chesterfield move up a spot to 22nd while Aldershot are now just above The Spireites in 21st.

Harrogate Town won their second National League game in succession as they beat Sutton United 2-0 at Wetherby Road. George Thomson gave Harrogate the lead in the 35th minute – his first goal of the season. The points were secured in second-half injury time as Jack Muldoon converted from the penalty spot, his second goal of the campaign. Harrogate move up to 11th place while Sutton remain 19th.

Eastleigh and Hartlepool United drew 1-1 at Silverlake Stadium. The visitors took the lead after the 12th minute thanks to Gime Toure’s sixth goal of the campaign. However, in the 71st minute the home side equalised thanks to Danny Hollands’s third goal in as many games. The share of the spoils now sees Eastleigh in 15th while United are a place below them in 16th.

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