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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sun 8 Oct 2017
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A late Adam Morgan strike meant FC Halifax Town returned to West Yorkshire with a point after trailing for most of the game.

Bruno Andrade gave Boreham Wood the lead with a free kick that beaten goalkeeper Sam Johnson at his near post.

The Shaymen were later reduced to ten men after the referee deemed Tom Denton’s aerial challenge worthy of a red card.

Elsewhere in the league, Tranmere Rovers have moved down to 15th place following their 0-0 draw with Chester.

Fans of both sides would have been hoping for a more exciting derby day to talk about but neither team managed to break the deadlock.

It was a game of two halves between Barrow and Leyton Orient as a thrilling first 45 minutes saw the ball hit the net four times.

Leyton Orient took the lead twice, with Bedsenté Gomis ruling out Dave Mooney’s 19th minute opener, before Craig Clay put the O’s back in front before the half an hour mark.

The visitor’s hopes of taking the lead into the break were then dashed, as Jordan White struck on the 41st minute, changing Steve Davis’ team talk.

Gateshead failed to keep hold of a 1-0 lead at home, as Bromley came from behind to take all three points deep into injury time.

Louis Dennis’ 84th minute strike ruled out Danny Johnson’s second half opener, before Brett Williams scored the winner ten minutes later with his fifth goal of the season.

The victory takes The Ravens up to sixth position.

Macclesfield Town have consolidated their lead in the league table with a 1-0 win over Ebbsfleet United.

The visitors would have been confident coming into this one after three wins on the bounce.

However, Mitch Hancox’s 42nd minute goal was enough to give the Silkmen an essential three points.

Dover Athletic remain hot on the tails of the league leaders following their 2-0 with at Torquay United.

Goals from Paul Lewis and Ryan Bird gave the visitors a routine win over the 24th placed Gulls.

There was an increased police presence as Maidenhead United took on Aldershot Town, but fortunately there was more drama on the pitch than off it.

Goals for both sides inside the opening 20 minutes saw Adrian Clifton rule out Jim Kellerman’s opener.

In the topsy turvy affair, Adam McDonnell gave the Shots the lead just prior to half time, before Brad Inman levelled.

It seemed like the points were sealed after Pritchard sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with his 86th minute penalty, but Kellerman could grab a point for Aldershot at the death.

A 92nd penalty from Frank Mulhern saw Guiseley grab a point from the jaws of defeat against Maidstone United.

The goal ruled out Zavon Hines’ first half strike, which was his sixth of the season.

Richard Money’s first game as Solihull Moors manager didn’t quite go to plan as his team failed to hold on to a point.

Substitute Rhys Oates had an instant impact as he put Hartlepool United ahead minutes after coming onto the pitch at half time.

Darren Carter equalised, before The Pool took the lead again four minutes later.

Jonathan Franks nicked the winner for the visitors, netting his fifth of the campaign.

Two goals in two minutes was enough for Sutton United to see off AFC Fylde, going into half time with a 2-0 lead through Craig Dundas and a Simon Grand own goal.

Fylde were reduced to ten men after Lewis Montrose received two bookings in as many minutes.

The visitors could half the lead late on through Grand, with the defender trying to make up for his earlier error.

A long-range strike from Charles-Cook was enough to separate Woking and Dagenham & Redbridge.

The win keeps the home side in 3rd place, while the Daggers move down to 5th.

The late kick off saw Wrexham AFC come from behind to beat Eastleigh 2-1 at home.

Craig McAllister gave the Spitfires the lead going in to the break but the Welsh club could turn it around, with a 74th minute equaliser from Shaun Pearson, before Chris Holroyd completed the turn around.


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