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Posted on Mon 28 Aug 2017
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Sutton United moved top of the table following their 1-0 away win over Bromley at Hayes Lane.

A 23rd minute strike from Craig Eastmond was enough to give Paul Doswell’s men the victory over their local rivals.

Torquay United remain rooted to the bottom of the National League following their 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Woking.

It took just over half an hour for the home side to take control following goals from Joe Ward and Kane Ferdinand, before James Gray halved the deficit for The Gulls.

Any possibility of a comeback quickly evaporated as Charlie Carter’s second goal of the season, and a curling effort from Bobson Bawling made it 4-1.

The result means Torquay have now conceded a league high 19 goals in the seven games played.

Tranmere Rovers enjoyed their first away win from home over struggling Solihull Moors.

The previous encounter between these two sides resulted in a 9-0 thrashing by the Birkenhead outfit.

This time however, Rovers had to settle for only 2-0, thanks to goals from Ollie Norburn and a third of the season for Andy Cook.

The Silkmen travelled back to Macclesfield with all three points and bragging rights after beating Chester 2-0.

Mitch Hancox put the away side up seven minutes in, before a Kieran Kennedy bullet header doubled their advantage.

Wrexham upset Boreham Wood following a 1-0 triumph at Meadow Park.

Alex Reid nodded in his third goal of the campaign from Paul Rutherford’s corner on the hour mark.

The win sees the Welsh side leap up the table to fourth.

There was a lack of goals on show for the 2,524 attendees at the Silverlake Stadium, as it ended 0-0 between Eastleigh and Aldershot Town.

The Spitfires will be kicking themselves for not taking advantage of their numerical superiority after Kodi Lyons-Foster was sent off 36 minutes into his Shots debut.

Aldershot threatened to ruin the home side’s unbeaten home record towards the death, but Richard Hill’s team held on.

Dagenham and Redbridge’s 16 goals in the league so far meant they went into this game as the leading scorers.

But that ruthlessness in front of goal was nowhere to be seen as their outing at Maidstone United ended in a 0-0 draw, resulting in them dropping down to second place.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men late in the second half when youngster Sam Ling was given his marching orders for a second yellow card.

The Kent derby between Dover Athletic and Ebsfleet United ended one apiece as Daryl McMahon took on his former boss in the opposition dugout.

Ryan Bird’s 15th minute opener was ruled out by Darren McQueen just under 15 minutes from time at the Crabble.

Ebbsfleet are gaining a reputation as draw specialists following their sixth draw from the seven games played.

Hartlepool United enjoyed the taste of victory for the first time after beating Guiseley 1-0 at Nethermoor Park.

A single Jonathan Franks goal on the 49th minute was enough to give Matthew Bates’ men the badly needed three points.

Maidenhead United’s run without a loss came to an end at the hands of Leyton Orient.

The O’s top goalscorer Macauley Bonne’s fourth goal in the competition was enough to fire the away team up to third place as they attempt to return to the Football League at the first time of asking.

Bank Holiday Monday’s late kick off was AFC Fylde’s 1-0 win over Barrow.

James Hardy nodded in the ball after Danny Rowe’s tame effort was palmed back into the danger zone by goalkeeper Stuart Moore on the 56th minute.

FC Halifax Town are still yet to concede away from home following their 0-0 draw at Gateshead.

Like the other two 0-0 draws of the day, the Shaymen lost a man midway through the second half after Matt Kosylo was given a second yellow card.

Top Goalscorers: Tarpey 7, Whitely 6, Andrade 5, Williamson 4, Bonne 4.

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