As well as FC Halifax Town’s great 3-0 win against Barnet, there were five other National League fixtures on Tuesday evening…
Leyton Orient were able to narrow the gap to leaders Wrexham to two points as The O’s overcame Barrow 3-2. Sam Ling opened the scoring for Orient after 15 minutes with his first goal of the season.
Orient doubled their advantage just after the start of the second half as Jay Simpson scored his first goal for the club since returning in February. Orient’s win looked to be assured in the 69th minute when Jordan Maguire-Drew grabbed Orient’s third, his third goal in four games. However, moments later Josh Kay opened Barrow’s account for the evening to make the game a little closer. Then, with 15 minutes of the game remaining, Rhys Turner struck to make it an interesting ending to the game however Justin Edinburgh’s side held on for the three points.
Salford City made it two wins in a row inside three days as they beat Sutton United 2-0 at Moor Lane. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe opened the scoring for The Ammies after 12 minutes with his first of the season. Salford had to wait until the 55th minute to secure their win as Carl Piergianni popped up with his second goal in as many games to help Salford towards the win.
Braintree recorded their fourth consecutive National League defeat as they lost 1-3 at home to Chesterfield. Scott Boden scored Chesterfield’s first after 14 minutes – his 13th National League goal of the season. The Spireites doubled their lead seven minutes later as Charlie Carter scored his second goal in as many games. Luke Allen reduced the deficit for The Iron midway through the second half with a spot kick, however their hopes of getting back into the game were dashed seven minutes from time when Boden grabbed his 14th of the season to seal the points for the away side.
Elsewhere, Harrogate Town beat Bromley 1-0 courtesy of some late drama at Wetherby Road. With the tie heading for a stalemate, in the 93rd minute Harrogate were awarded a penalty for handball. Jack Muldoon stepped up to take the penalty and coolly converted to give Harrogate a late but great three points.
There was similarly some late goalmouth action at York Road as Maidenhead United and Dagenham & Redbridge drew 1-1. It took until the 85th minute for the first goal to arrive as Dagenham substitute Luke Chike Kandi struck to seemingly give his side the three points. However, Maidenhead’s Alfie Kilgour notched in the 90th minute to make sure both sides were sharing a point apiece on this occasion.
FC Halifax Town 3 – 0 Barnet
Barrow 2 – 3 Leyton Orient
Braintree 1 – 3 Chesterfield
Harrogate 1 – 0 Bromley
Maidenhead 1 – 1 Dag & Red
Salford City 2 – 0 Sutton United
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