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Stockport County thrashed Barnet 5-0 at The Hive to stay top of the National League - and racked up a seventh straight win in the division.

By Steven Oldham 

County with another away day win

Will Collar’s goal on the stroke of half-time set the ball rolling for Dave Challinor’s side, with Ryan Johnson scoring his first two goals for the club after the break. Connor Jennings and Liam Hogan (pictured) were also on the scoresheet.

Free-scoring County have scored 23 times across this unbeaten run, and lead the table by one point. 

A 2-1 loss in the reverse fixture proved to be Simon Rusk’s last game in charge of the Edgeley Park side. 

Chesterfield snatch last-grab victory

Chesterfield lead the chasing pack on goal difference after Curtis Weston’s 89th minute winner in the late kickoff at Eastleigh.

It’s a return to winning ways for the Spireites, who are one of three clubs tied on 50 points.  

Billy Waters’ brace helped Halifax Town pick up a 3-1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge. 

Matt Warburton had opened the scoring for The Shaymen to give them the halftime lead.  Matt Robinson scored his side’s consolation when they were already two down. 

Halifax have recovered from back-to-back defeats, while the Daggers have now won one of their last four.

Bromley continue to keep their interest in the title alive after beating promotion rivals Notts County 1-0.        

Jude Arthurs nabbed the game’s only goal in a damaging result for the opposition which saw The Magpies drop out of the playoff places.

Boreham Wood complete turn around win over Linnets 

Boreham Wood remained unbeaten since October having come from behind to beat Kings Lynn Town 3-1.

Malachi Linton had given the visitors a surprise lead after 12 minutes, but Josh Rees hit a goal either side of the break to put Luke Garrard’s side back in control.

Tyrone Marsh added the gloss after the hour to condemn Kings Lynn to a fifth straight defeat.  The Linnets are now 14 points adrift of safety. 



Solihull smash nine-man Altrincham  

Solihull Moors moved back into the playoffs after a 5-0 tonking of the woefully out of form Altrincham at Damson Park.

The Robins finished the game with nine men after a red card in each half for Kevin Berkoe and Matty Kosylo. 

The home side had the game won at half time, with Andrew Dallas adding two more for the season.  Jamey Osborne and Callum Maycock were also on the scoresheet before the break.

Ryan Barnett sealed the win with ten minutes to go - Moors’ third win on the bounce.  Altrincham continue to sink down the table, with no win since November. 

All the other National League action

Grimsby Town recovered from back-to-back defeats to beat Wealdstone 2-1 at Blundell Park.

Luke Waterfall and Michee Efete were on the scoresheet for the home side, with Jamie Mascoll getting a consolation for Wealdstone. 

Southend United are up to 16th after a 1-0 win at Dover Athletic.

Recent signing Noor Husin - formerly of Dartford - scored the game’s only goal as the Shrimpers extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Charlie Wakefield’s goal on the quarter hour was enough for Yeovil Town to beat Woking and end a run of four straight defeats.

Aldershot Town grabbed all three points at the death at Weymouth with a Brandon Goodship own goal. Struggling Weymouth are without a win since October. 

Maidenhead United rescued a late point at Wrexham in a 1-1 draw.

Shawn McCoulsky’s 90th minute leveller cancelled out Aaron Hayden’s first half goal. Improving Maidenhead have lost only one of their last six games.

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