Three Things Missed

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 23 Nov 2017

Aside from our own home doubleheader against Boreham Wood and Tranmere, respectively, there has been a lot of news flying around the National League this week. Here are three stories you may have missed.

Wrexham boss given touchline ban

Wrexham manager, Dean Keates, has been handed a three-match touchline ban by the FA.

The suspension comes after he was given an improper conduct charge for actions towards a referee and a fourth official. He was given the first two matches for the altercation with the referee – with a further one match coming for the one with the fourth official.

His situation means he will be forbidden from standing on the touchline when his side visit Moss Rose on December 9th.

Solihull Moors nine points adrift

Bottom of the table Solihull Moors find themselves nine points from safety after a 1-0 defeat at league leaders Wrexham on Tuesday.

The defeat, which was decided by a Paul Rutherford goal shortly before halftime, was the first the club had suffered under their new manager Mark Yates.

A draw for Leyton Orient against fellow strugglers Chester on the same night has made the challenge of survival an ever-increasing one for Solihull.

Torquay inflict National League upset

Perhaps the biggest surprise in Tuesday’s round of fixtures saw early season leaders Sutton United beaten at home by second-bottom Torquay United.

Ruairi Keating's 10th-minute header was the difference between the two teams as Torquay moved up one place to 23rd.

Sutton's defeat, combined with our last-gasp home win over Tranmere, has seen us replace Sutton in third place.

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