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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 16 Aug 2017
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FC Halifax Town suffered injury heartbreak last night as Dover Athletic grabbed all three points with an injury time winner.

Mitch Brundle put the visitors ahead on 87 minutes however Tom Denton got Town’s first goal in four games with a header in the 90th minute.

Substitute Tobi Sho-Silva was on hand in injury time to seal the win for Dover which sees them go into 3rd place with three wins out of four so far this season.

Aldershot Town dropped their first points of the season with a 1-1 draw at Maidstone United.

Jake Gallagher’s first goal of the season for the Shots put them ahead with 14 minutes left on the clock however they were denied by a Josh Hare headed goal in the 5th minute of injury time.

Substitute Alex Reid’s goal on his debut for Wrexham was enough for them to beat Neil Aspin’s Gateshead 1-0 at the Racecourse Ground.

Bromley beat Leytor Orient 6-1 at Hayes Lane with goals from George Porter, 2 for Jack Holland, Josh Rees, Adam Mekki and Brett Williams. MacAuley Bonne got the only goal of the game for Orient.

Four goals for the league’s top goalscorer Dave Torpey helped Maidenhead United to a 4-1 away victory at AFC Fylde.

His two goals in the first half were both from the penalty spot before Lewis Montrose pulled one back in first time injury time but Tarpey completed his four goal haul with two more in the second half.

Solihull Moors and Barrow drew 3-3 in an eventful game in front of 558 fans last night.

Dave Nieskens and Dan Jones put the Cumbrians ahead in the first half but Jimmy Dunne’s sending off on 56 minutes games helped to shift the momentum back to Solihll. Jimmy Dunne was shown a red card for the visitors.

Joel Kettle pulled one back for Solihull before Dapo Afolayan and then Darren Carter made it 3-2 to the home side but a Harry Panayiotou penalty 6 minutes into injury time gave Paul Cox’s side a point

Dagenham are fifth in the league following a 3-3 deaw at home to Ebbsfleet United.

The league’s second top scorer Corey Whitely put the Daggers ahead on 22 minutes, Kevin Lokko doubled the lead just before break.

Substitute Jack Powell pulled one back with a freekick before Morgan Ferrier’s strike put them ahead again. Luke Coulson and Danny Kedwell’s goals ensured Ebbsfleet had a share of the spoils.

James Akintunde first goal of the season in the opening minute at Hartlepool gave Chester the lead but they couldn’t hold on as Jake Cassidy scored his second goal of the season in the second half ensured the points were shared.

Scott Wilson put Macclesfield ahead down at Sutton United in the 2nd minute but they were denied anything from the game with late goals for Moses Emmanuel and Tommy Wright with their first goals of the season.

Boreham Wood recorded a 4-2 victory at Torquay United.

Angelo Balanta put them ahead in the 50th minute before Bruno Andrade scored for the third successive game for Wood.

Ruairi Keating pulled one back for the home side and Ryan Clarke saved a Balanta penalty.

Keating equalised for Torquay but goals for Shaun Jeffers and Bradley Sach completed the win for Boreham wood.

Inih Effiong and an own goal by Gavin Hoyte were enough for Woking to seal victory over Eastleigh despite substitute Ayo Obileye’s 64th minute penalty.

Finally it was all goal-less at Nethermoor as Guiseley drew 0-0 with Tranmere Rovers.


AFC Fylde 1 Maidenhead United 4, Bromley 6 Leyton Orient 1, Dagenham & Redbridge 3 Ebbsfleet United 3, FC Halifax Town 1 Dover Athletic 2, Guiseley 0 Tranmere Rovers 0, Hartlepool United 1 Chester 1, Maidstone United 1 Aldershot Town 1, Solihull Moors 3 Barrow 3, Sutton United 2 Macclesfield Town 1, Torquay United 2 Boreham Wood 4, Woking 2 Eastleigh 1, Wrexham 1 Gateshead 0

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