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Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Sun 8 Dec 2019
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FC Halifax Town fell to a 2-0 defeat despite having an extra man for 80 minutes. Gold Omotayo saw red just nine minutes into the game after kicking Jeff King in the head. This did not prove to be an issue for the hosts as a goal in each half from Courtney Duffus gave them a 2-0 win.

Barrow retained top spot as the managed a 1-0 win over struggling Aldershot. The southern side now have just one win in their last five. John Rooney slotted home in the 23rd minute to keep his side top of the league.

Chesterfield slumped to a fourth defeat in five games as they lost 2-1 at home to Bromley. Despite taking the lead through Mike Fondop-Talom in the 15th minute, it wasn’t to be thanks to goals from Ben Williamson and an own goal from Will Evans. The defeat leaves Chesterfield just one place from bottom, level on goal difference.

Maidenhead United did well to record a 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge. Maidenhead took the lead in the 26th minute before being pulled back in the 64th. It wasn’t until the 70th minute that Maidenhead got the winner thanks Remy Clerima with his second of the game.

Dover fell to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Boreham Wood. Sorba Thomas made no mistake from the penalty spot to give the visitors the lead before Justin Shaibu confirmed the win in the 59th minute.

Eastleigh managed to hold on to a 1-1 draw against Ebbsfleet United despite Joe Partington seeing red towards the end. Myles Weston gave Ebbsfleet the lead before Eastleigh levelled through Scott Rendell.

Harrogate Town held on for a 2-1 home win over Torquay United. Goals from Alex Bradley and Jon Stead proved too much as Torquay couldn’t complete the comeback despite pulling one back from Jamie Reid.

Sutton United grabbed a late goal to take a valuable point away from Notts County. A 14th minute strike from West Thomas was cancelled out by Harry Beautyman’s 76th minute goal. The point means Sutton now only have goal difference separating them from safety.

Stockport County ran riot over bottom side Chorley. Two goals from Nyal Bell and one from Festus Arthur and Tom Walker gave Stockport a 4-2 win. The three points mean Stockport climb to 8th in the National League.

Woking came from 1-0 down to take a 2-1 win at home against Hartlepool United. Second half goals from Jake Hyde and Dave Tarpey proved too much for Hartlepool who remain 13th the league whilst Woking climb to 4th.

Wrexham were able to overcome high-flying Solihull Moors 2-0. Goals from Omari Patrick and James Jennings gave the Welsh side three points as they climb out of the relegation zone. Solihull drop down to 5th as they failed to get the three points.

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