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Picture by Mark Probin/Weymouth FC

Chesterfield missed an opportunity to move top of the National League, but their main concern will be the loss of top scorer Kanbongo Tshimanga to a serious injury.

By Steven Oldham 

Late equaliser for Weymouth caps miserable day

Tshimanga - whose 24 league goals have played a big part in their title challenge - was stretchered off in the closing stages and, at the time of writing, remains in hospital. 

Paul Cook’s side drew 1-1 with Weymouth, with Alex Whittle putting the Spireites ahead with 20 minutes left to play.

Weymouth equalised in the 98th minute through Akheem Rose, as the game played out 12 minutes of stoppage time due to Tshimanga’s treatment. 

The point gained moved Chesterfield level with leaders Stockport County, trailing only on goal difference. 

Weymouth are nine points short of safety with no win since October. 

Southend United continue red-hot form 

Southend United stretched their unbeaten run to nine games with a 3-2 victory over Woking in the late kick off. 

Quickfire goals from Jason Demetriou and Callum Powell put the visitors into a commanding early lead. 

Inih Effiong netted a second half brace for the home side to pull level, before Harry Cardwell stepped up to provide the winner. 

The in-form Shrimpers have banished early season relegation worries and have moved up to 12th place. 

Wealdstone win local derby 

Wealdstone picked up an impressive 3-1 win at near rivals Barnet and moved ahead of them in the National League table.

Goals from Nathan Ferguson, Josh Umerah and Jayden Mundle proved too much for the Bees. Ben Richards-Everton gave the home side hope shortly into the second half. 

Wealdstone completed the double over their neighbours having won the reverse fixture 1-0. 

Barnet have slipped to 19th, having lost six of their last nine matches. 

 

 

Lucky 13 for Altrincham

Altrincham picked up a first win in 13 games after beating King’s Lynn Town 1-0. 

Ryan Colclough’s goal on the stroke of half-time proved to be the winner for Phil Parkinson’s side, who have halted a worrying slump down the table. 

It’s a disappointing end to a strong week for King’s Lynn, who picked up a vital win over Weymouth last Saturday and held Grimsby Town to a goalless draw in midweek. 

All the other National League action 

Grimsby Town continued their renewed playoff push with a 3-1 win over Aldershot Town

Erico Sousa and a Jack McAtee brace wrapped up another victory for The Mariners, who are unbeaten in four. 

Ryan Glover hit a last minute consolation for the visitors.

Torquay United picked up another three points with a late 3-1 victory at doomed Dover Athletic.

Asa Hall, Joe Lewis and Stephen Duke-McKenna were all on target for The Seagulls, who have only lost two of their last ten matches. 

Jake Goodman had pulled Dover level before the break, with the home side hanging on until the 78th minute before Lewis scoredTorquay’s second. 

The game between Eastleigh and Yeovil Town ended goalless.


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