Altrincham came from behind to secure a point against league leaders Chesterfield, with various other talking points from a hectic midweek round of National League fixtures.
By Amos Murphy
Robins upset high-flying leaders Chesterfield
Two goals in 11 late minutes helped Altrincham come from behind to steal a point away to National League leaders Chesterfield, in a dramatic ending at the Technique Stadium.
Goals from Liam Mandeville and top scorer Kabongo Tshimanga had given the Spireites a seemingly unassailable half-time lead, yet failure to kill off the game in the second half allowed the Robins a route back in.
Matty Kosylo struck six minutes from time to half the deficit for Altrincham, before a 96th-minute equaliser from Ajay Leitch-Smith completed a famous comeback for the Greater Manchester side.
Wood picked by nippy Magpies
Chesterfield’s misgivings opened the door for Boreham Wood to return to the National League summit, yet the former leaders could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Notts County.
Ruben Rodrigues yet again displayed why numerous Football League clubs are keeping an eye on the forward, as his eighth goal of the campaign opened the scoring in the first half.
Boreham Wood have impressed for a number of seasons under Luke Garrard and they were able to muster up another comeback, with Tyrone Marsh netting the eventual equaliser midway through the second period.
Stockport slash open hopeless Linnets
A five-star performance from Stockport County saw Dave Challinor pick up his first league win at Edgeley Park as Hatters boss with a 5-0 win over King’s Lynn Town.
First-half goals from Jordan Keane and Ryan Rydel saw the hosts sail ahead against a King’s Lynn side that only named three substitutes in their squad.
Further strikes from Ollie Crankshaw, Ben Barclay and Connor Jennings on his return to the County squad capped off a superb evening for Challinor’s Stockport side.
Wrexham wrong rights with late fightback
A late Paul Mullin strike sealed a comeback victory for Wrexham, as they took three points away from home against FC Halifax Town.
Jordan Slew netted the opening goal for the hosts in the 67th minute, who looked to have pulled off yet another impressive victory.
The visitors had other ideas, as goals from James Jones and the in-form Mullin capped off a stellar fightback victory.
Moors reel out stellar win against Mariners
Grimsby Town’s topsy-turvy campaign continued as they were downed 2-0 by Solihull Moors.
Adam Rooney’s second goal in three games gave Solihull the lead after just seven minutes, before the three points were secured in the second half.
Joe Sbarra’s 68th-minute strike sealed the win, with the Moors having maintained their position inside the National League’s top-seven.
Wealdstone able to wriggle away from plucky Dover
Wealdstone had to fight off two Dover Athletic comebacks, before eventually triumphing in a hard-fought 3-2 victory at the Crabble Stadium.
Jayden Sweeney’s 4th-minute strike was cancelled out almost immediately by Harry Ransom’s leveller, before Joshua Umerah restored the visitors lead midway through the opening 45 minutes.
Henry Woods was the next Dover player to equalise, yet a gritty Wealdstone would go onto secure the win through Sweeney’s second of the game.
Yeovil triumph after frantic first half
Charlie Wakefield netted the eventual winner for Yeovil Town in a standout 2-1 victory against high-flyers Bromley.
Tom Knowles’ opener had given Yeovil the lead early in the first half, before Michael Cheek’s 13th goal of the season levelled things from the spot.
Moments later Bromley were behind again, as Wakefield’s strike on the brink of half-time was enough for Yeovil to steal the win
Woking hold on in edgy Weymouth clash
Woking managed to hold on and secure a welcome win on the road against Weymouth, triumphing in a ding-dong 3-2 battle.
Tahvon Campbell netted his fourth goal in three games to first the visitors ahead, before Rohan Ince netted after the interval to double the advantage.
Tyler Cordner pulled one back for Weymouth, yet Campbell netted Woking’s third, only for a late Andy Robinson goal to set up a grand-stand finish.
Elsewhere in the National League
There were vital wins for two sides in the bottom half of the table, as both Eastleigh and Aldershot took home three points from their midweek clashes.
Eastleigh backed up their impressive win over Notts County at the weekend with a slender 1-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, as Danny Whitehall’s second-half strike sealed the result.
Aldershot Town made it two wins from two with a 1-0 victory over Torquay United, securing the points through a Lewis Kinsella strike five minutes from time.