Saturday, 26 November 2016
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE WEEKEND FIXTURES
In the Vanarama National league current table topper's Forest Green Rovers go to Wrexham (15th) and second placed Lincoln City entertain Maidstone United (18th) - The Stones made a decent start to life in non-league's top division with four wins in their opening ten games but have since only picked up two in eleven games and have lost their last three league games.
The game of the day is most definitely Barrow's (4th) visit to Dagenham and Redbridge (3rd) - The Bluebirds are the team with the least amount of defeats with just two in their twenty-one games played. Both came away from home against Tranmere Rovers and Dover Athletic earlier in the season - they have not lost in sixteen league games. The Daggers have won two games away from home and kept clean sheets at Maidstone United and York City following their FA Cup defeat against FC Halifax Town.
Fifth placed Tranmere Rovers are unbeaten in seven games since Micky Mellon took over as Manager - they play Torquay United (16th) who picked up a useful 3-0 home victory over Solihull Moors on Tuesday evening thanks to a Kieffer Moore hat-trick. Moore was making only his second start for the Devon side and is on-loan from Forest Green Rovers.
Away from home The Gulls have picked up just one win in ten games scoring just four goals - three of which came in the 1-3 victory at Braintree Town. It's been five games since they last scored on the road when Giancarlo Gallifuoco scored in the 28th minute of their 3-1 defeat at Woking on Tuesday 13th September. This means it's been an incredible 512mins since they have hit the back of the net on their travels!
It's no surprise to see the bookmakers making Tranmere 2/5 favourites for this one with Torquay United outsiders at 13/2. Given Torquay's goal-shyness on the road maybe Tranmere to win to nil at 11/10 might be a decent bet but then again with the confident Kieffer Moore in their team and by law of averages they have to be due a goal soon away from Plainmoor soon so a prediction of 3-1 home win might be a good one which is rated at 11/1.
The relegation zone is currently made up of Guiseley, North Ferriby United, York City and Braintree Town. For York City, who were a regular fixture in the Football League's third tier during the 1990's, it could be Vanarama North football for 2017/18 if their form doesn't improve - there is of course a long way to go yet!
They go to Bromley (14th) today on the back of a fourteen league and cup games without a win - Bromley are unbeaten in four games winning two and drawing two.
SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
Bromley v York City
Dagenham & Redbridge v Barrow
Eastleigh v Chester
Guiseley v Boreham Wood
Lincoln City v Maidstone United
Macclesfield Town v Dover Athletic
Solihull Moors v North Ferriby United
Southport v Braintree Town
Sutton United v Aldershot Town
Tranmere Rovers v Torquay United
Woking v Gateshead
Wrexham v Forest Green Rovers