Few people would deny that the game between Stockport County and Wrexham is the fixture of the weekend. Stockport are three points clear of Wrexham at the top of the National League table with a game in hand, and if the Hatters bag an away win, it would make it surely take the title beyond the Dragons.
However, both teams have been experiencing some ups and downs recently and Sunday’s game could go either way. What makes things even more interesting is the fact that Halifax Town are just two points behind Wrexham and could leapfrog the Welsh team should Halifax beat lowly Aldershot on Saturday.
Other high flyers to look out for include fourth-placed Solihull Moors who entertain Dagenham and Redbridge, while fifth-placed Notts County host mid-table Altrincham. Also in the play-off picture are Grimsby Town who take on Maidenhead, while Chesterfield face a tricky away game at Torquay. Elsewhere, Woking host Eastleigh, Wealdstone face King’s Lynn, Bromley take on Dover, Weymouth play Barnet and Yeovil entertain Boreham Wood.
National League North - Gateshead aim to extend lead
Saturday sees Gateshead entertaining mid-table Hereford in what should be a routine win that’ll keep them at least five points ahead of Brackley Town. Both teams lost points over the bank holiday weekend, and Brackley should be able to take three points when they host Chester. Third-placed AFC Fylde take on Leamington while Kidderminster Harriers entertain Darlington.
It’s actually at the bottom of the National League North where things could get interesting this weekend. Bottom-placed Guiseley are just one point below Telford and two below Farsley, and with Guiseley winning last weekend, they’ll have plenty of confidence ahead of their game against Alfreton Town.
Things don’t look quite so simple for Telford who host York City who have won their last three games on the trot. Similarly, Farsley face a tough challenge in trying to get any points when they host Boston United. Other games to look out for include Bradford Park Avenue against Southport, Curzon Ashton against Kettering Town, Gloucester City against Blyth Spartans, and Spennymoor Town against Chorley.
National League South - The battle for play-off places
Bank holiday weekend saw Maidstone seizing the National League South title and they face what should be a routine match against Hampton and Richmond. This means that the focus will certainly be on who will land where in the play-off places.
Dorking Wanderers are far ahead of the rest in second place and they travel to mid-table Hungerford Town. Third-placed Ebbsfleet United have a relatively straightforward task when they take on lowly Chelmsford City.
Pick of the ties could be fourth-placed Dartford who travel to sixth-placed Eastbourne Borough. Other play-off hopefuls include Oxford City who take on Bath, while Havant and Waterlooville play Chippenham Town - the team one point below them and just out of the play-off picture.