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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sun 15 Apr 2018
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It was disappointment at Plainmoor for FC Halifax Town after a 1-0 defeat to Torquay. This leaves the Shaymen in 15th, winless in two games. However, they lie only one point below 12th, so a strong finish to the season could see them impressively finish there. However, it was very welcome three points for Torquay, who have given themselves a chance of survival.

It was a six-goal thriller between Boreham Wood and Chester, as Boreham Wood emerged victorious 4-2 against the struggling north-west side. It further solidified the chance of a home play-off Boreham Wood, whereas it was the fourth league defeat in five for Chester.

Maidenhead United left it extremely late to secure a dramatic victory against Dover Athletic. Max Kilman found the net in 94th minute to clinch the three points for Maidenhead, and subsequently making the score 3-2. This did not help Dover’s play-off hopes and they sit in eighth as it stands, two points off seventh.

Guiseley’s miserable season didn’t improve following a 3-1 defeat to Solihull Moors. A Frempah own goal on the sixth minute was not an ideal start to proceedings and things didn’t improve from there on in. Although it has not been mathematically confirmed yet, Guiseley are all-but relegated.

Gateshead had a comfortable afternoon against Eastleigh, scoring just before and after half time to seal a 2-0 win. Victory leaves Gateshead in 13th and level on points with the Shaymen. Eastleigh are now one point behind Gateshead, Halifax and Leyton Orient.

Maidstone United and Ebbsfleet United were both 1-0 victors against their opponents. Blair Turgot’s strike for Maidstone was enough to see them seal victory at home to AFC Fylde and Ebbsfleet picked up the three points away from home against Barrow.

Tranmere Rovers won their fourth league game in a row and reinforced their second place hopes after defeating Aldershot Town 2-0. James Norwood scored in the 70th and 80th minute to ensure victory and with two games in hand over leaders Macclesfield, there’s still a slight possibility of league glory.

Top of the league Macclesfield Town could only manage a draw against mid-table Leyton Orient, but the National League title is still well within their grasp. They only need to pick up three points from their final two games to finish as champions and return to the football league.

Bromley and Dagenham & Redbridge both scored twice away from home to pick up victories. Bromley travelled to Woking and scored twice with no reply to pick up their three points, whereas the Daggers came from behind to defeat Wrexham. That result leaves Wrexham in 7th, two points clear of eighth.

Finally, Hartlepool United and Sutton United shared the points at Gander Green Lane, with the game ending 1-1. It was a valuable point for Pools, as they battle to stay in the division. Sutton’s promotion push continues, and they sit in third place.

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