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Vanarama National League Roundup

Posted by Jake Broderick
Posted on Thu 14 Mar 2019
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Leyton Orient took a three-point gap at the top of the National League after defeating struggling Aldershot 2-1. Josh Coulson scored two goals in four minutes inside the first half to give Orient a two-goal lead. Aldershot pulled one back late on, but it was only a consolation.

A shock result at The Racecourse Ground where Wrexham suffered a big defeat at home to Barrow where the result ended 3-1. Going into half time Barrow had a three-goal lead, Wrexham didn’t look like their usual selves being 3-0 down at half time. They pulled one back late on but again just a consolation.

Solihull Moors took advantage with a win over Gateshead which took them to second place. Mike Williamson got sent off for Gateshead on the 40th minute which opened the game up for Solihull. Nathan Blissett found the net in the second half to win Solihull all three points.

The game of the day came at Bromley where they entertained Chesterfield. Chesterfield took the lead just before half time through Binnom-Williams who gave Chesterfield the lead at the break. By the 60th minute Bromley we’re in the lead after former premier league defender Roger Johnson, and JJ Hooper turned the game around. On the 82nd minute Scott Boden equalised for Chesterfield. With three minutes to go of normal time it looked JJ Hooper had bagged the winner to make it 3-2 to Bromley. But the game wasn’t over as 19-year-old Joe Rowley scored the late equaliser in the 91st minute.

Bottom of the league Braintree Town came away from Sutton United with a fantastic 3-0 win. After missing a penalty in the first half, goals from Henry, Kelly and Eyoma won them the game against out of form Sutton United who are dropping out of the play-offs.

AFC Fylde sit in 4th position after an exciting affair at home to Hartlepool. Two goals in the last 15 minutes for Fylde won them the game 4-2. Havant & Waterlooville are only two points away from coming out of the relegation places after defeating an in-form Dagenham & Redbridge 3-0.

In the final three games, Ebbsfleet United defeated Maidenhead 3-0, Eastleigh eased to a 2-0 victory over Maidstone United. Dover and Boreham shared the spoils drawing 1-1.

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