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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by Jack Booth
Posted on Sat 12 Oct 2019
Posted in League

As well as FC Halifax Town’s game with Boreham Wood, there were seven other matches taking place in the Vanarama National League on Saturday 12 October.

Solihull Moors made it four home wins in succession as they beat Bromley 2-1 at Damson Park. Gavin Gunning opened the scoring for The Moors on the stroke of half-time with his first goal of the campaign. Nine minutes after the restart, Danny Wright extended Solihull’s advantage. Alfie Doughty reduced Bromley’s deficit in second-half injury time, but the home side were able to hang on. Despite the defeat, Bromley remain in 2nd place while Solihull move up to 6th.

Harrogate Town recorded their fourth win in five games as they beat Yeovil Town 2-1 at Huish Park. All of the goals came in the second half, with Harrogate’s Brendan Kiernan putting the visitors in front after 71 minutes. Seven minutes later, Jack Muldoon doubled Harrogate’s advantage with his third goal of the season. Rhys Murphy grabbed a consolation goal for Yeovil in injury time. Harrogate jump up to 8th in the table while Yeovil stay in 3rd.

Notts County won their fourth home game in a row as they beat Torquay United 2-0 at Meadow Lane. Richard Brindley put the hosts ahead after eight minutes with his first goal of the season. The Magpies made it 2-0 just after half time when striker Kristian Dennis notched his third goal in as many games to lift County up to 5th in the league table.

Maidenhead United beat Ebbsfleet United 2-1 at The Kuflink Stadium. The Fleet went ahead after 10 minutes courtesy of Josh Umerah’s fourth strike of the season. The visitors levelled the score after 21 minutes thanks to Danny Whitehall’s second goal in as many games. The decisive goal of the game came in the latter stages of the second-half as Maidenhead’s Ryan Upward struck to give his side their first away victory since the end of August.

There was late drama at The Hive as Barnet and Woking shared a point apiece in a 2-2 draw. Ben Gerring got the goalscoring underway as he notched in the 15th minute to put Woking in front. In the 53rd minute, Woking doubled their lead courtesy of Mark Shelton’s first goal for the club. Moments later, Mauro Vilhete reduced the deficit for Barnet with his second goal of the campaign. In the sixth minute of injury time, Ephron Mason-Clarke popped up to salvage a point for his side.

Hartlepool United won their first away game since the start of September as they beat Aldershot Town 3-0 at The Electrical Services Stadium. An early goal from Josh Hawkes gave the Monkey Hangars the lead with his first goal of the season. The visitors confirmed their win with a 13-minute salvo in the final stages of the second half. Substitute Gavan Holohan doubled Hartlepool’s lead, before Nicke Kabamba made sure of the points in injury time.

Eastleigh and Chorley produced a stalemate at Eastleigh’s Silverlake Stadium. The draw extended Eastleigh’s unbeaten run to five matches while Chorley drew their fourth game in succession, all of them being 0-0 draws. Eastleigh and CHorley remain in their respective positions of 13th and 23rd.

Town face Harrogate Town in the F.A. Cup Fourth Qualifying round next Saturday afternoon at The Shay.

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