Halifax Leapfrog Barnet With Lincoln, Torquay & Bristol Rovers Closing

FC Halifax returned to the top thanks to a draw at Macclesfield Town, although Barnet play tonight in the live one on BT Sport.  Lincoln City pipped Bristol Rovers to the highest crowd of the night, as well as neighbours Grimsby Town in a five goal thriller.  Rovers go to Sincil Bank on Saturday after a Monkhouse strike settled the Conference giants nerves. Woking FC and Torquay United are starting to look very strong indeed.

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Halifax took the lead at Macc when Boden silenced the critics at his old club pouncing on a spill following a powerful Jackson effort. Five minutes later, Gnahoua, turned on a sixpence to fire into the far corner.  Aldershot and Woking was watched by another terrific Tuesday night crowd in the Conference – 3567.  Life and Sole,  Giuseppe, got a thirty-five yard screamer of a set-piece on seventy minutes to bring the house down and settle a tight derby. The Woking wild Cards have won four on the bounce now, sitting third and unbeaten, after inflicting the first home defeat of the season on their new local rivals.

Gateshead came from a goal down to bag four in reply thanks to an Akrigg own goal on 10 before Turnbull 13′ Wright 35′ and Guy 52′  rounded off the rout.  Torquay, seven unbeaten now, are certainly looking menacing with another comfortable win at Chester.  The refereeing at this level came under scrutiny again when Evans sent off Kay only to retract it when he realised it was in fact his first yellow.  Downes headed home a Young corner before Bowman unleashed one of his trademark drives to win it.

Connor got the only goal for Souphport midway through the first half. Despite Brodie seeing red the previously unbeaten Harriers failed to get off the ground in this one.  Eastleigh drew at Dartford suggesting the early season gloss may start to tarnish.

 

 Att Fixture Home scorers Away scorers
3567 Aldershot 0-1 Woking Sole 70′
562 Alfreton 1-1 Altrincham Ironside 42′ Perry 89
5082 Bristol R 1-0 Wrexham Monkhouse 34′
1954 Chester 0-2 Torquay Downes 61′, Bowman 78
806 Dartford 2-2 Eastleigh Bradbrook 55′, Crawford 90′ Collins 13′ (pen), Constable 22′
1093 Gateshead 4-1 Telford Akrigg 10′ (og) Turnbull 13′Wright 35′ Guy 52′ Clancy 2′
5209 Lincoln 3-2 Grimsby Burrow 8′ Newton 57′(pen) Bencherif 88′ Disley 43′ Pittman 59′
1509 Macc 1-1 Halifax Gnahoua 56′ Boden 51′
789 Nuneaton 1-0 FGR John 75 Report
769 Southport 1-0 Harriers Connor 26′ Report
506 Welling 2-1 Braintree Bush 48′ Beautyman 79′ Cox 15′

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 The Table

P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 FC Halifax Town 8 6 1 1 16 6 +10 19
2 Barnet 7 6 0 1 18 3 +15 18
3 Woking 8 5 3 0 17 6 +11 18
4 Gateshead 8 5 1 2 17 13 +4 16
5 Torquay United 8 4 3 1 14 5 +9 15
6 Kidderminster Harriers 8 4 3 1 9 4 +5 15
7 Eastleigh 8 4 2 2 14 10 +4 14
8 Macclesfield Town 8 3 4 1 9 6 +3 13
9 Lincoln City 8 4 1 3 14 15 -1 13
10 Wrexham 8 4 1 3 10 11 -1 13
11 Grimsby Town 8 3 3 2 19 7 +12 12
12 Braintree Town 8 4 0 4 13 9 +4 12
13 Forest Green Rovers 8 3 3 2 8 6 +2 12
14 Aldershot Town 8 3 2 3 9 7 +2 11
15 Bristol Rovers 8 3 2 3 6 8 -2 11
16 Southport 8 2 2 4 8 12 -4 8
17 Altrincham 8 2 1 5 9 13 -4 7
18 Dover Athletic 7 2 1 4 8 14 -6 7
19 Chester 8 2 1 5 8 17 -9 7
20 Nuneaton Town 8 2 1 5 3 13 -10 7
21 Dartford 8 1 3 4 7 13 -6 6
22 Welling United 8 1 3 4 6 15 -9 6
23 AFC Telford United 8 0 2 6 9 20 -11 2
24 Alfreton Town 8 0 1 7 5 23 -18 1
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Posted on September 10, 2014, in Vanarama Premier News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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