FC Halifax Town took full advantage of Chesterfield’s FA Cup involvement, cruising to the top of the National League table.

By Amos Murphy

Halifax National League

Credit: FC Halifax Town (Twitter - @FCHTOnline)

Shaymen cruise to the top with killer win

FC Halifax Town moved to the top of the National League with a standout 4-0 victory over mid-table Eastleigh.

Jordan Slew’s opener was the only goal of a timid first half for the hosts, before the floodgates opened late on at The Shay.

Adding a second through Slew midway through the second half, Jamie Allen netted Halifax’s third, before Matty Warburton sealed the deal with a fourth 10 minutes from time.

Bromley hold on for a much-needed win

Bromley kept touch with the league’s top two when they squeaked 2-1 past a spirited Solihull Moors side on Saturday afternoon.

Debutant Scott Wagstaff set the hosts on their way, netting on his first appearance since joining from Aldershot Town in the week.

A second was added on the brink of half-time through Michael Cheek’s 15th goal of the campaign, before James Ball netted what turned out to be a consolation in the second period.

Dagger in the heart of Torquay playoff hopes

Dagenham & Redbridge came from 2-0 down to steal a point away to Torquay United, helping the visitors maintain their position inside the playoffs.

It took just one minute for Asa Hall to net Torquay’s opener, before Daniel Wright doubled their lead 11 minutes later.

Joshua Walker halved the deficit midway through the opening half, with Angelo Balanta finding an equaliser with 20 minutes to play.

Robins stung by late Bees attack

Late drama at The Hive saw Barnet net a leveller in added time, denying Altrincham a first victory in eight matches.

After a goalless first period, Ben Pringle fired the visitors in front halfway through the second half.

What had looked to have been a winner was cancelled out by Ben Pringle’s dramatic strike in the 93rd minute of added time.

Shrimpers slender victors away to Weymouth

Southend United picked up a crucial three points in the National League relegation battle, downing fellow strugglers Weymouth 1-0.

Quick off the mark, Matt Dennis’ opener after five minutes proved to be the game’s only goal, as Southend make it three matches in all competitions without defeat.

The victory moves the Shrimpers four points clear of the drop zone, as they look to avoid three consecutive relegations.

Aldershot share spoils with struggling Maidenhead

Neither side were able to take three points between Aldershot Town and Maidenhead United, with a result that likely favours the hosts more than the visitors.

Scratching around at the wrong end of the table, Josh Kelly opened the scoring for Maidenhead on the brink of the break.

Disappointed to have fallen behind, the hosts came out from the break firing, before finding an eventual equaliser midway through the half via Toby Edser.


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