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NL | Notts break record as Chesterfield move top

There was a busy weekend of National League action, as the attendance record was broken, whilst the lead changed hands at the top yet again.

Notts County crowd record

Credit: @NCFCShorey (Twitter)

By Amos Murphy

Notts take three points in front of record crowd

A record 12,843 people were inside Meadow Lane to watch Notts County stroll past Solihull Moors, with two second-half goals securing the win.

Kyle Wooton opened the scoring for the Magpies, before Kairo Mitchell netted his first goal for the club late on to seal the three points.

That’s now eight games unbeaten for the Midlands club, who have moved to within five points of Chesterfield at the top of the table.

Spireites swirl to summit of National League table

On the weekend there was a new attendance record for the fifth-tier, the division also changed hands at the top, with Chesterfield now leading the way in the National League.

A comprehensive victory for the Spireites saw them net four without reply against Weymouth, as Kabongo Tshimanga continued his impressive campaign by scoring a hat-trick.

Saido Khan added a fourth in the second period to round off a miserable afternoon for Weymouth, who had been reduced to 10-men when Ollie Harfield was sent off earlier in the match.

Wrexham blow Linnets away with six-star show

Wrexham continued to arrest the problems caused by their stumbling start to the season with a resounding 6-2 winners over King’s Lynn Town.

Michael Clunan had put the hosts ahead in the opening stages, before goals from Aaron Hayden, Jordan Davies, Paul Mullin, Jordan Ponticelli, Daniel Jarvis and Cameron Green secured the demolition job.

Malachi Linton had scored a second for King’s Lynn to make the score 4-2, but the Linnets have now dropped inside the National League relegation zone.

Shots shoot Fish in a barrel

Aldershot Town stunned one-time leaders Grimsby Town with a statement 2-1 victory to drag the Shots off the de-facto bottom spot in the National League.

Tommy Willard had put the Shots in front after 12 minutes, before Harry Clifton equalised for Grimsby just moments later.

Alfy Whittingham was on hand to net the winner with 30 minutes to play, meaning Aldershot are no longer the team in positive points with the lowest total in the National League.

North West duo draw 1-1

Both Altrincham and Stockport County recorded 1-1 draws at home, with Boreham Wood and Bromley holding the respective pair.

Jamal Fyfield put Boreham Wood ahead midway through the second period, before James Hancock levelled it up for the Robins with 14 minutes to play.

A dominative Stockport had gone ahead through Scott Quigley in the second half, yet they were denied a win via a late Liam Hogan own goal – a result that stretched Bromley’s unbeaten run to 10 games.

Daggers slice through Maidenhead

Fresh from their televised exploits in the FA Cup on Monday night, a cutthroat Dagenham & Redbridge demolished Maidenhead United 4-1 on the road.

Angelo Balanta netted a hat-trick on either side of half time, whilst Ibrahim Akanbi scored a fourth for the Daggers with 20 minutes to play.

Josh Kelly had offered hopes of a Maidenhead comeback, having reduced the deficit to just one after the break, but it wasn’t to be for United who slump to 19th.

Best of the fifth tier rest

Wealdstone helped themselves to a welcome win over Barnet, with Rhys Brown netting the only goal of the game with 12 minutes to play.

Torquay United came from behind to squeeze past bottom-placed club Dover Athletic, with an Armani Little 90th minute strike stealing the win for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Adi Yussuf scored the winner for Yeovil Town as they beat Eastleigh 2-1, whilst Woking piled the pressure on strugglers Southend United with a 2-0 victory at Roots Hall.

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