What's On Offer Tonight In The National League?

11 months ago By Sam Elliott

There’s a handful of matches tonight across the three divisions but they are all important so let’s take a closer look at the evening's action.

Two games in the National League, two in the South with just one in the North should be enough to provide some more talking points.

Leyton Orient scored their quickest ever goal against Aldershot Town on Saturday - and now they make the long trip to FC Halifax Town.

Both are going into the game on the back of poor results, and with both letting in three goals on Saturday there could be chances tonight!

But because of Solihull Moors’ great form, this game suddenly has extra significance. Both teams are not yet out of the relegation water.

Nowhere near it in fact. Orient sit just two points above the drop zone, while Billy Heath’s team are only four points outside. This is a game neither side can afford to lose.

need a big win at Gateshead to go second and although their league position is unlikely to improve, they know three points will do their title hopes the power of good.

But the Heed are a tough nut to crack on their own pitch and with ten men they managed to win against Maidstone United last weekend.

After playing in front of 8,500 on Saturday, it will be a totally different atmosphere at the International Stadium and Dean Keates’ side - having only taken seven points from their past six away games - know they need to remedy that later on.

Just one game in the National League North sees Gainsborough Trinity - needing points to escape the bottom three - come up against Chorley, a team that needs a win to go level on points with Blyth. The Spartans currently occupy the final play-off spot.

It’s third time lucky for Poole Town and Chippenham Town tonight after a number of failed attempts.

It’s a big game at the bottom of the league. Poole can climb out of the relegation zone with a win and dump Gloucester City in it, while a Chippenham success will see Mark Collier’s men zoom seven points clear of trouble.

There is also a West Country derby on offer as Weston-super-Mare play Jerry Gill’s Bath City.

Both know a win is a must to put pressure on those clubs sitting in the play-off places.

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