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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017
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Dagenham & Redbridge moved into the play-off positions after they won 1-0 at home to league leaders Dover Athletic.

Morgan Ferrier scored the only goal of the game midway through the first-half to see Dagenham rise to 5th whilst Dover fall behind Wrexham to 2nd.

Two goals in the final six minutes saw Eastleigh saw rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Maidenhead United.

Maidenhead took a 2-0 lead after 51 minutes through goals in either half from Harold Odametey and Harry Pritchard before late strikes from Ayo Obileye and Ben Williamson secured a point for the hosts.

Both sides remain without a win in their last four league matches.

Barrow earned their third in their last four matches after a surprise 2-1 win away to Gateshead at The Gateshead International Stadium.

Byron Harrison put Barrow in front with his third goal in his last five starts before Wesley York equalised a couple of minutes before half-time.

But, the Cumbrian side regained their lead in the second-period, with Harry Panayiotou scoring his first goal of the season to earn Barrow the three points.

Leyton Orient’s wait for a league victory stretched to 13 matches after they drew 2-2 at home to fellow strugglers Chester.

Macauley Bonne put Orient ahead after just six minutes but Chester took the lead into half-time after goals from James Akintunde and Ross Hannah.

After Jamie Sendles-White was sent off for a second yellow card just before the break, Jobi McAnuff equalised for the hosts on the hour mark.

Leyton Orient fall to 20th in the table, sitting just three points and a place ahead of Chester.

 Substitute Ty Marsh scored in the final minute to give Macclesfield Town a 2-2 draw against Tranmere Rovers.

Tranmere took a 2-1 lead into half-time via goals from Larnell Cole and Andy Cook whilst Scott Wilson scored for Town.

Rovers looked set to take maximum points back to Merseyside but Marsh struck late on to see Macclesfield rise to 3rd.

Tranmere also move up a place, to 14th, but have not won away from home in the league in their last five.

 Boreham Wood continued their fantastic run of form after they thrashed Maidstone 4-0 at The Gallagher Stadium.

Dan Holman scored twice for Boreham whilst Kane Smith and Blair Turgott also netted in the rout.

Boreham Wood are now unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions and move up to 9th, just a point outside the play-off positions.

 Bottom side Torquay produced the shock result of the evening as they snatched a 1-0 away win at Sutton United.

Ruairi Keating scored the only goal of the game, after just ten minutes, to see Torquay move off the bottom to 23rd.

Sutton remain in the top seven, dropping a place to 4th, after suffering their first loss in the league since September.

Woking moved level on points with 7th placed Maidstone after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Ebbsfleet United.

Inih Effiong scored the match’s only goal after 30 minutes to leave Woking 8th in the table.

Wrexham moved to the top of the Vanarama National League table after a third straight win over Solihull Moors.

Paul Rutherford’s goal in the 39th minute was enough to earn victory and see Wrexham go ahead of Dover to top the table.

Solihull fall below Torquay to 24th having lost for the 15th time in 21 matches this season.

Two matches scheduled for this evening were postponed with neither Bromley vs Aldershot Town and AFC Fylde vs Guiseley going ahead. Bromley vs Aldershot was called off at late notice due to an electrical problem within the stadium whilst Fylde vs Guiseley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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