Five Things You May Have Missed In The National League

3 months ago By Steven Coney

There’s no time to relax and take a breath with the Vanarama National League and last night was no different.

It was another evening of big results, big goals and big talking points across our three divisions.

There was plenty to keep your eye on so here are five things you may have missed across the National League…

Sometimes the form book is there to be ignored!

Tranmere had won nine National League fixtures in a row at Prenton Park heading into their top-of-the-table clash against Macclesfield last night. But Rovers were humbled on their own patch as doubles from Danny Whitaker and Elliott Durrell sent the Silkmen extended their lead at the top to five points.

Draws continue to haunt Wrexham

Skipper Shaun Pearson recently said that draws were “killing” Wrexham’s title chances and you can’t argue with him. The Dragons are now 11 National League games unbeaten after Tuesday's draw at Solihull Moors but that run includes a mammoth eight draws. They’re now six points adrift of leaders Macclesfield and in need of wins quickly. Meanwhile, a last-minute winner for Sutton United saw them climb to second...

Struggling managers need to turn things around quickly

Craig Harrison became the latest National League managerial casualty on Wednesday afternoon. Some will say it has been coming and Pools, in fairness, gave their boss plenty of time to turn things around. Tuesday night’s defeat at FC Halifax Town proved to be his last game in charge - and you can bet a few other managers will be twitching too!

The National League North has new leaders

Substitute Anthony Dudley rescued a point for Salford in stoppage time but it wasn’t enough to keep the Ammies on top. Harrogate’s thrilling 4-3 home victory over Alfreton Town sent them to the summit on another night full of drama. Can they remain there? Only time will tell!

Chelmsford are still in the National League South title hunt

There was only one game played in the South but it could end up being a big one as Chelmsford picked up a big win at play-off chasing Weston-super-Mare. The Clarets have now won three of their last four and their fixtures, in theory, now get a little easier. They’re up to third and in with a big shout of promotion.

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