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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sat 8 Sep 2018
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Aldershot Town 3-2 Bromley- James Rowe netted a late goal as Aldershot returned to winning ways with victory over Bromley in the National League. Scot Rendall headed home after 17 minutes to give the hosts the lead, before the visitors equalized 13 minutes later through the quick reactions of Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, who tapped in a rebound. The hosts went in front on the stroke of half time through a George Fowler own goal, sending Bromley into the second half with a lead to defend. 25 minutes into the second half, Aldershot equalized through a Dan Holman effort, with Rowe adding the winner on 89 minutes.

Barnet 1-0 Maidenhead United- Josh Walker scored the only goal of the game as Barnet beat Maidenhead to record their fifth successive win. Walker curled his effort in from the edge of the box after only 3 minutes, and the hosts managed to see the game out.

Barrow 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge- Cash strapped Dagenham made it 2 wins in a row with an away win at Barrow, thanks to a 90th minute winner by Elliot Romain. Dagenham substitute Chike Kandi hit the crossbar with eight minutes remaining before they finally made the breakthrough in the final minute through Romain’s strike from the edge of the box.

Braintree Town 0-1 Wrexham- Braintree Town are still without a win in the national league this season, after Shaun Pearson’s second half header secured a hard-fought win for Wrexham. The Wrexham skipper got his first goal of the season 20 minutes into the second half, powering home a header from a Luke Summerfield corner, with the hosts rising up to second, a point behind league leader Harrogate Town.

Chesterfield 0-0 Dover Athletic- Chesterfield ended a six-game losing streak in the National League with a draw against fellow strugglers Dover at the Proact Stadium. There was plenty of drama as the game entered the closing stages, with Aryan Tajbakhsh blazing over for Dover before the midfielder was sent off in added time. Chesterfield so very nearly took advantage of this, hitting the post and then the bar in the 90th minute.

Eastleigh 0-0 AFC Fylde- Eastleigh ended a run of three successive defeats by holding high-flying AFC Fylde to a goalless draw. The point extended Fylde’s unbeaten away record this season and they had the better of the few chances that were created in the first half. There were few clear-cut chances created in the second half also, as the points were shared in Hampshire.

FC Halifax Town 1-1 Leyton Orient- Leyton Orient scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser at Halifax to maintain their unbeaten start to the National League season. The Shaymen capitalised on the away side’s profligacy when Kosylo was fouled inside the area and Dayle Southwell slotted home the spot-kick to edge the hosts in front. James Alabi finished from close range in the first minute of added time to earn the visitors a valuable point, with Leyton Orient still to lose a game in the national league and FC Halifax Town yet to lose a game at home.

Harrogate Town 3-2 Havant & Waterlooville- Harrogate held on to top spot in the National League after beating Havant & Waterlooville in an entertaining game at Wetherby Road. Nicke Kabamba opened the scoring for Havant in the sixth minute when Josh Huggins won a header that fell to the striker, who ran into the area before drilling a low shot past James Belshaw. Harrogate got back on level terms only 6 minutes later after a towering header from Callum Howe found its way into the goal. Harrogate took the lead when Dominic Knowles poked home from George Thomson’s corner before Jack Muldoon added the third five minutes later with a tap-in. Karamba gave the Hawks a lifeline in the 63rd minute with his second goal of the match after he capitalised on a defensive mistake.

Salford City 1-0 Maidstone United- Salford made it four home wins on the spin by beating Maidstone United in the National League. In a one-sided first half, Rory Gaffney planted a header over and Tom Walker and Rooney were both denied by Stones keeper Lee Worgan. Three minutes after the restart, Salford took the lead through an own-goal from Shamir Mullings and held onto the lead to earn the 3 points.

Solihull Moors 0-1 Hartlepool United- Liam Noble scored his fifth goal of the season as Hartlepool extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with victory at 10-man Solihull. The home side endured a miserable opening 20 minutes, losing striker Adi Yussuf to injury and skipper Kyle Storer to a red card for a strong challenge on fellow midfielder Nicky Featherstone. Hartlepool broke the deadlock after 58 minutes, after Noble curled home from 25 yards out.

Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Gateshead- In the late kick off, Chris Bush’s first-half own goal gave Gateshead victory at Ebbsfleet United in the National League. In the 13th minute goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore saved from Tom White, but the ball cannoned off defender Bush and into the net. Darren McQueen came close to a spectacular equaliser with an overhead kick which was just too high. Fleet improved in the second half and McQueen was denied by a save from Aynsley Pears before Lawrie Wilson flashed a close-range effort wide. But Gateshead held on to claim the three points and climb to eighth after 10 games.


Aldershot Town 3-2 Bromley

Barnet 1-0 Maidenhead United

Barrow 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Braintree Town 0-1 Wrexham

Chesterfield 0-0 Dover Athletic

Eastleigh 0-0 AFC Fylde

FC Halifax Town 1-1 Leyton Orient

Harrogate Town 3-2 Havant & Waterlooville

Salford City 1-0 Maidstone United

Solihull Moors 0-1 Hartlepool United

Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Gateshead





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