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National League Round-up: Saturday 15th February



There was no National League action for Dagenham & Redbridge yesterday as their trip to table-toppers Barrow fell foul of the weather, along with most of the other fixtures in non-League’s top flight.

This means the Daggers – who remain one point clear of the relegation zone in 20th place – now face a lengthy midweek trip to Cumbria at some stage before the season’s end.

In the National League South, managerless Chelmsford City’s losing streak continued as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away to Dorking Wanderers.

The Clarets had player Robbie Simpson once again in temporary charge, with the club still to appoint a permanent successor to the recently sacked Rod Stringer.

And the home side secured all three points thanks a goal in each half, despite playing the final quarter of the match with ten men following the award of a second yellow card to Isaac Philpot.

Jake Gallagher put the Surrey side in front before one-time City striker Elliot Buchanan doubled their lead from a corner.

Following their FA Trophy exploits last weekend Concord Rangers were brought down to earth by Bath City, who left the Aspect Arena with three points having beaten the hosts by a goal to nil.

Ross Stearn’s goal five minutes before half-time proved the difference between the two sides.

But Braintree Town did manage a point with a goalless draw at home to Hemel Hempstead Town.

Billericay Town’s home match against Dartford was postponed, the weather having made the surface at New Lodge unplayable.

Following yesterday’s games Chelmsford are now in 12th place with Concord in 14th, Braintree 18th and Billericay 19th.


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