Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 14 Dec 2017

We moved top of the table with a 4-1 victory over promotion rivals Wrexham on Saturday, but that wasn’t the only action this week. Here are three stories you may have missed from across the National League.

760-mile round trip breaks Heed hearts

Around 20 Gateshead fans made the 760-mile round trip to see their face struggling Torquay United on Tuesday night.

The Heed, managed by our former assistant Steve Watson, had looked to make the journey worthwhile when Jordan Preston put them ahead midway through the first half.

However, heartbreak was to follow for Gateshead.  A 90th-minute equaliser from Sean McGinty left them with just a single point from their long journey south.

Cards and Fylde bow out

Both sides came close during their respective second round replays, but Woking and AFC Fylde will now have to wait until next season for another FA Cup run.

17th placed Fylde pushed their League One opponents, Wigan Athletic, all the way at the DW Stadium. They took the lead through top scorer Danny Rowe after 65 minutes (making it 2-1) before a late double from Will Grigg eventually moved The Latics into the third round of the competition.

Meanwhile, Woking led early on at The Amax Stadium through a 19th-minute strike from Inih Effiong. The home side, Peterborough United, though, fought back and, eventually, took the tie 5-2.

Both sides are in FA trophy action this weekend as Woking host Maidenhead and Fylde travel to Chester.

Moors lose bottom of the table clash

Solihull Moors manager, Mark Yates, was left to rue what he described as an ‘unlucky afternoon’ for his side, as they went down 1-0 to fellow strugglers Chester.

Ross Hannah netted the only goal of the afternoon for the hosts, who registered their first win in seven games in the process.

Moors remain bottom of the National League table, whilst Chester leapfrogged Torquay to move just three points adrift of Leyton Orient.

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