Blue Square Bet
Published 29th January 2011
Jamie Guy broke the deadlock by putting the Iron in front right on the stroke of half time and then just 3 minutes after the restart Jai Reason added number two, and that`s how the scoreline remained.
Bromley sit second, Farnborough third and Chelmsford City fourth after the Clarets were beaten 2-1 at Wheatsheaf Park by inconsistent Staines Town.
Billy Bricknell had City in front 7 minutes into the second half, but Marc Charles-Smith equalised on 63 minutes and Leroy Griffiths netted the winner from the penalty spot with 7 minutes to go.
Bromley edged out Weston-super-Mare by the odd goal in five at Hayes Lane, coming back from being a 16th minute Ben Kirk goal down.
Leon McKenzie leveled 4 minutes later and then Pat Harding gave the home side a lead they held until right on the half time whistle, when Dean Grubb pulled the Seagulls back on level terms.
However, the only goal of the second half went to the hosts, with Harrison Dunk the scorer 18 minutes from time.
Farnborough won the Hampshire derby at Cherrywood Road against Havant & Waterlooville with goals from the visitors` Sam Pearce and right at the death, Bradley Bubb at the right end.
Ebbsfleet United occupy the final play-off slot after winning 3-1 at Crabble against fellow top five hopefuls Dover Athletic.
And they had to come back from being an early 5th minute Adam Birchall goal down to win, thanks to Tom Phipp on 12 minutes, Ashley Carew 6 minutes later and Callum Willock on 56 minutes.
Fleet leap-frogged Welling United, who were held to a 3-3 draw at then Avenue Stadium by Dorchester Town.
Lee Clarke gave the Wings the perfect start with a goal inside 5 minutes, but Gary Bowles equalized on 20 minutes and 3 minutes later Nick Crittenden put the Magpies in front.
Luis Cumbers equalised on the half-hour mark only for Chris Flood to restore the home side`s lead 7 minutes later.
Loick Pires scored what proved to be the final goal of the game in the 68th minute to make it all-square at 3-3.
Eastleigh`s play-off hopes were knocked when they became the latest victim of in-form Thurrock, who have now moved into fifteenth place – four points above the relegation places.
Jamie Slabber put the visitors in front after 11 minutes, only for Kenny Clarke to level on 33 minutes.
And the Essex side won in, courtesy of Jamie Richards` penalty 12 minutes from time.
Charlie Sheringham scored the only goal of the game at Bishop`s Stortford to earn Dartford three crucial points in their battle to avoid going straight back down, while two other strugglers, St Albans City and Lewes, shared a goalless encounter at Clarence Park.
Hampton & Richmond Borough looked like heading for three vital points at the Beveree until Basingstoke Town equalised 2 minutes from the end of the game.
Lee Hodges bagged a brace for the Beavers, opening the scoring after 22 minutes and then restoring their lead in the 84th after Greg Draper had pulled `Stoke back on terms right on half time.
But with less than 2 minutes remaining, Delano Sam-Yorke earned the visitors a share of the spoils and left the hosts just a point ahead of third-bottom St Albans.
Maidenhead United are being sucked into the relegation mire after going down to a 4-2 defeat to second-bottom Boreham Wood.
Ali Chaaban put Wood in front after 34 minutes and Elliott Godfrey added a second on 39.
But two goals in a minute just before half time from Ashley Smith and a Kieron St Aimie spot-kick, pulled the Magpies back on terms.
But Ryan Moran on the hour-mark and Godfrey again 3 minutes later earned Ian Allinson`s side three valuable points.