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Posted by Jake Broderick
Posted on Sun 6 Jan 2019
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Leyton Orient suffered a huge loss to fellow title challengers Salford City at Brisbane Road. It only took six minutes for Salford to get on the scoresheet with Carl Piergianni making it 1-0. Two minutes later, Salford made it two with Rory Gaffney giving Salford a shock two goal lead inside eight minutes. Piergianni put an end to the game with ten minutes to go making it 3-0 and putting Salford within two points of the top.

Title challengers Wrexham suffered a dramatic loss against relegation battlers Dover at the Racecourse. Wrexham had a host of chances, but Dover held on till the 87th minute where Anthony Jeffrey found the winner to continue Dover’s good form.

The game of the day came at Dagenham. Boreham Wood were the challengers and in 35 minutes Boreham Wood found themselves 3-0 up. Kanu, Shakes and Shaibu with the goals. With only five minutes to go till half time the unthinkable happened. On the 40th minute Conor Wilkinson pulled one back for Dagenham, one minute later they got another with Liam Gordon finding the net, and on the 45th minute Angelo Balanta brought it back for Dagenham making it 3-3 before HALF TIME! It was a closer second half and Liam Gordon got his second of the game on the 74th minute to make it 4-3 to Dagenham and they were on their way to a massive comeback. Bradley Ash ruined Dagenham’s day by equalising for Boreham Wood on the 87th minute and the game resulted in 4-4.

Another high scoring game came at Chesterfield where they faced Ebbsfleet United. Ebbsfleet found themselves 3-0 up at half time and looked in a comfortable position. Tom Denton brought one back in the second half and Marc Antoine Fortune made it 3-2 on the 83rd minute. William Evans saved Chesterfield’s day by scoring in the 95th minute to make it 3-3. The drama wasn’t over with Chesterfield keeper Callum Burton being sent off for Chesterfield. Chesterfield’s three substitutes were used so goal scorer William Evans stepped in goal for the penalty. Michael Cheek stepped up in the 97th minute to win the game for Ebbsfleet but his penalty was miraculously saved by Evans to hold Chesterfield on for a point.

Bromley continued their good form against AFC Fylde after a late goal from Hooper gave them the 3-2 victory. Solihull got back to winning ways after smashing a poor Eastleigh side 4-1.

Maidstone United came away with a vital 2-1 away win against Hartlepool with Powell getting the two goals. Sutton United bagged themselves a huge win against play off rivals Harrogate town with Beautyman getting the late winner to make the game 2-1 to Sutton.

Havant & Waterlooville beat Barrow 2-0 at home, while Maidenhead pulled off a 1-0 away win to Gateshead.

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