But in the end,
despite ending their indifferent run in emphatic style at Bromley last
Saturday, Mark Cooper`s side had to make do with a point from a 1-1 draw.
took a 24th minute lead when Christian Doidge dived to head in his
14th of the season at the near post from a Keanu Marsh-Brown cross.
equalised 10 minutes later with what looked like a headed own goal following
Luke Coulson's corner, but recent signing Ayo Obileye claimed it.
the vastly experienced Darius Henderson, came on at the break to give Eastleigh
a lift, and the home side came closest to winning the contest with an effort
from Hakeem Odoffin and then from Ben Strevens.
In the end
though, both sides settled for a repeat of the 1-1 draw at The New Lawn back in
Town rekindled their top five hopes by damaging Dover Athletic`s following a
2-1 Moss Rose victory.
Whites came into the game holding the final play-off slot, and took an early 8th
minute lead, courtesy of a Jamie Grimes header which new Silkmen keeper Scott
The returning Flinders
redeemed himself with a fine save from James Hurst as the half wore on and saw
his side eventually get back on level terms in the 69th minute when
Chris Holroyd diverted a Danny Whitaker effort past Steve Arnold in the Dover
later, Holroys doubled his and Macc`s tally when he was put through to slot
came to his side`s rescue late on when he made a fine save from sub Tyrone
AFC lost a third game in a row, going down to a 1-0 defeat against Southport at
the Furness Building Society Stadium.
from the hangover of being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Rochdale last
weekend, Barrow fell behind after 14 minutes when, following their own corner, Ben
McKenna broke away and fired across on-loan goalkeeper Jonathan Flatt from a
At the other
end, big Moussa Diarra hit the bar with an overhead kick and near the end,
Barrow`s Danny Livesey forced a superb save from his own keeper Flatt after a
leaves Barrow three points adrift of the top five, while Steve Burr`s side
moved five points clear of the drop zone.
Level on points
with Southport are Braintree Town after they won at the Amlin Stadium by the
same scoreline against mid-table Sutton United.
The U`s, who
made it through to Monday`s Fourth Round FA Cup draw after goalless draw
against AFC Wimbledon, couldn`t follow that up with a similar battling performance
on their travels.
It`s the U`s
away form that is costing them a top five challenge, and they went down to the
only goal of the game after 36 minutes.
Michael Cheek grabbed
one of the Iron`s few opening period chances to give his side an advantage they
held on to, despite Sutton putting them under pressure in the second half.
Matty Tubbs hit
a post and Braintree had to thank keeper Sam Beasant for several decent saves
as they held on for three good points.