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Vanarama National League Roundup

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Posted on Sat 16 Feb 2019
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AFC Fylde 0-1 Chesterfield:

Chesterfield added to their now seven match unbeaten run in the league thanks to an early Marc-Antoine Fortune goal, with the striker slotting home into the bottom right corner after thirteen minutes.

Boreham Wood 0-0 Hartlepool United:
Nicke Kabamba and Josh Hawkes scored twice as Hartlepool defeated Boreham Wood 4-0. Kabamba headed the visitors into an early lead on 7 minutes, before Hawkes added a second 5 minutes into the second half. Hawkes then added a third for Hartlepool only 7 minutes later from the penalty spot, with Kabamba wrapping up the points with a 4th in the 88th minute.

Bromley 2-0 Maidstone United:
Bromley saw off struggling Maidstone United thanks to a double from JJ Hooper. Hooper’s first came from his quick reactions in the box after a failed clearance from the Maidstone defence, before adding a second in the 95th minute to seal the deal for the hosts.

Dagenham & Redbridge 0-2 Gateshead:
Two goals from Steve Rigg secured victory for play off contenders Gateshead away at Dagenham and Redbridge. Gateshead found the breakthrough late in the first half when Emmanuel Onariase fouled Mike Williamson in the box and Rigg slotted home the penalty, with Rigg’s tapping in a second in the 55th minute. The hosts missed a chance to grab one back when Aynsley Pears saved a penalty from Conor Wilkinson.

Eastleigh 2-1 Braintree Town:

Two early goals from Paul McCallum was enough to ensure victory against bottom club Braintree Town despite being down to 10 men for much of the second half. McCallum’s first came as he headed home from a Mark Yeates corner, before adding his second in similar fashion only 3 minutes later. Braintree failed to get one back from the penalty spot soon after, with home goalkeeper Luke Southwood saving Callum Morton’s penalty. Braintree did get one back however on 42 minutes, with Cameron James volleying home just before the break. Eastleigh substitute Cavanagh Miley was sent off for two bookable offences in quick succession, but the home team held on to claim maximum points.

FC Halifax Town 0-0 Aldershot Town:

A 0-0 draw at The Shay means Aldershot’s winless run extends to 18 games as they look to avoid relegation. Neither side had any real chances to take the lead, with the game remaining 0-0 for the entirety of the 90 minutes.

Harrogate Town 1-2 Ebbsfleet United:

Ebbsfleet grabbed a late goal through Andy Drury to emerge as victors away at Harrogate, who slip out of the play off spots after the loss. The visitors took the lead through Michael Cheek only 8 minutes in, before Jack Muldoon fired an equaliser home for the hosts 5 minutes after the second half restart. However, Ebbsfleet won it with two minutes remaining as Drury tapped in from close range after Josh Payne’s free-kick was headed back across the six-yard box to take all three points.

Havant & Waterlooville 2-3 Wrexham:
Wrexham rose to second in the National League with their first away win in the competition in four months as they triumphed at Havant & Waterlooville. The hosts took the lead through a Joe Quigley penalty on 16 minutes, before Shaun Pearson equalized for Wrexham 3 minutes into the second half. Wrexham then scored 2 in 12 minutes through Akil Wright and James Jennings, with Alfie Rutherford clawing one back not being enough to salvage any points for the hosts.

Leyton Orient 0-1 Maidenhead United:
Leyton Orient missed the chance to go top of the National League and instead slipped to third as they lost at home to struggling Maidenhead. The only goal of the game came in the 53rd minute when Adrian Clifton, despite suggestions of offside, side-footed home, which was enough to clinch all 3 points for the visitors.

Salford City 1-3 Dover Athletic:
David Beckham’s first Salford viewing ended in defeat with Dover running out 3-1 victors at the Peninsula Stadium. Salford took the lead 9 minutes in, with Dennis Poltic providing the goal in Beckham-esque style, lobbing the Dover goalkeeper from 45 yards. Dan McNamara slotted in the equaliser for Dover on 25 minutes, with Scott Doe’s header on 59 minutes adding a second and Jai Reason’s 25-yard piledriver adding the hosts third of the day.

Solihull Moors 2-2 Barnet:
Kyle Storer netted in the fourth minute of stoppage time as National League leaders Solihull salvaged a point from a draw with 10-man Barnet. The visitors raced into the lead after 4 minutes through Wesley Fonguck, with Shaq Coulthirst adding a second on 59 minutes. But following the dismissal of Ashley Charles for Barnet, Solihull grabbed two goals back late on through Nathan Blissett and a last gasp equalizer from Storer to salvage a point.

Sutton United 0-1 Barrow:
Sutton were condemned to their first home defeat since November thanks to a last gasp goal from Josh Kay to snatch all three points for Barrow.  Kay’s late goal came from a strike from the edge of the box which took a significant deflection before ending up in the back of the net for the visitors.



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