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Posted by Caro Boldt
Posted on Tue 28 Aug 2018
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FC Halifax Town go up to be first in the league, keeping their 100% home record so far this season after beating Gateshead. The only goal of the match came close to the half-time whistle from Jordan Preston, who scored a brilliant goal after Matty Kosylo’s pass into the box.

Fylde and Harrogate secured the Shaymen’s place up top, sharing a goalless draw, both sides missed out on becoming number one in the table.

Suffering their first league defeat under new boss Sam Ricketts, Wrexham drop on place two in the table. Solihull Moors won the match thanks to a late free-kick scored by Alex Gudger.

Boreham Wood brought home their second win in just three days after taking over an early lead from Maidstone. Josh Umerah, who scored twice against Halifax on the weekend, won the three points for his side once again with a late goal.

Salford also made a comeback from their visitor’s lead just before the break. With two goals in the short time of four minutes, Barrow was defeated at Moor Lane. The hosts stayed unbeaten for the last four matches and moved up to the top 10 in the league table.

Nicky Featherstone scored the only goal of the match in the first half, securing the third successive win for Hartlepool. Having failed to level up, this defeat marked the fourth successive game lost for Chesterfield.

Ebbsfleet took home the three points thanks to a last-minute effort from Danny Kedwell in the stoppage time of the first half. They defeated 10-men Eastleigh after Alex Wynter got sent off.

Sutton United faced their hosts also having only 10 men on the pitch for most of the match. Ross Lafayette scored a last-minute penalty for the visitors, but they were already two goals down. The narrow victory was only the second win for Aldershot in this season.

Bromley also secured their second win this season, defeating their visitors with four goals. Whilst the hosts climb up three places in the table, Havant and Waterlooville drop into the relegation-zone.

Dover stays in the relegation zone after loosing away against Leyton Orient. Jobi McAnuff scored the first of three goals for the hosts, making this his 18th season he consecutively scored in.

While Maidenhead made it out of the relegation zone, winning three points against Braintree today. The hosts remain winless this season, being defeated two nil at home.

Dagenham and Redbridge stay bottom of the league, although their early lead in the match against Barnet. But before half-time the home team made a comeback and Jack Barham’s effort settled the win.

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