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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by Jake Teagle
Posted on Sat 23 Feb 2019
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Barrow 0-0 Ebbsfleet: Barrow and Ebbsfleet both missed the opportunity to close in on the National League play-off places after drawing 0-0 at Holker Street. Barrow had the ball in the net twice, but on both occasions – Josh Kay in the first half and John Rooney in the second – the flag was up for offside.

Braintree Town 0-1 Aldershot Town: Aldershot got back to winning ways beating basement club Braintree one nil thanks to a 64th minute goal from Reece Grant, who beat his marker to a long ball over the top and struck home. A late red card endured a nervy ending for Aldershot when Scott Rendell was sent off five minutes from time following a verbal altercation with a linesman, but the visitors held on for all three points.

Chesterfield 0-1 Harrogate Town: Harrogate climbed back into the National League play-off spots with a 1-0 victory over Chesterfield. The visitors took the lead in the 8th minute when George Thomson crossed in low and Burrell, under pressure from Scott Boden, helped the ball on its way past Shwan Jalal.

Dag & Red 1-0 Sutton United: Dagenham & Redbridge picked up only their second win in nine games with victory over Sutton United at Victoria Road. After a lot of pressure from the home side throughout the game, The Daggers took the lead on 71 minutes when Conor Wilkinson looped a header over Ross Worner to establish a lead that proved enough to claim all 3 points.

FC Halifax Town 0-0 Havant & Waterlooville: Halifax secured a determined goalless draw at home to Havant & Waterlooville after playing the last hour with 10 men. James Berrett was dismissed on 32 minutes after a lunging tackle on Theo Lewis, but a resolute defensive performance ensured the share of the spoils at The Shay.

Gateshead 1-1 Wrexham: National League leaders Wrexham scored a last-minute equaliser to earn a point away from home at Gateshead. The home side went in front after 40 minutes with Steven Rigg heading home after his initially effort was saved and rebounded into the air. Wrexham equalized through Cole Stockton in the 93rd minute to salvage a point.

Hartlepool 1-2 Bromley: Bromley stretched their unbeaten run to 3 games with a 2-1 victory away at Hartlepool. The visitors broke the deadlock on the half an hour mark through Marc-Anthony Okoye converting from a long throw in. Luke Coulson added a second on the stroke of half time, volleying home past Scott Loach. A late Liam Noble goals was nothing more than a consolation for the hosts as Bromley took home all three points.

Maidenhead United 1-0 Dover Athletic: Adrian Clifton’s 13th-minute goal allowed Maidenhead to make it three 1-0 wins in a row as Dover were beaten. Clifton’s strike, deflected in past Mitch Walker after he cut inside, was his fifth goal in six games and was enough to secure the victory.

Salford City 0-2 Eastleigh: A double from Paul McCallum lifted Eastleigh above Salford in the league securing a 2-0 win for the hosts. McCallum’s first was a towering head in the 25th minute; his 20th league goal of the season. McCallum added a second 7 minutes into the first half, with it being enough to secure all three points.

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