Cheek Chips Away At Chesterfield On Dramatic Day

By Sam Elliott

It wasn’t to be the day Chesterfield got the job done as Bromley produced a stunning comeback on an afternoon to remember across the National League.

Michael Cheek’s hat-trick and a Sam Woods winner in the 94th minute means the table toppers lead is cut to 20 points - and with minutes to go it seemed it would be extended to 26.

Barnet also won, they move that little bit closer after a 4-2 victory at AFC Fylde. Callum Stead made the points safe.

Danny Searle got off to the perfect start as Ebbsfleet United manager. Rakish Bingham was again on target in the 3-0 win over Eastleigh, who are really starting to slide. After, they parted company with manager Richard Hill.

Tyler Frost and Lorent Tolaj did the damage for Aldershot as Tommy Widdrington’s team put play-off rivals Altricnham to the sword in the live TNT Sports game.

Woking continue to struggle, they lost 2-1 at FC Halifax Town whose worrying run is well and truly over.

There were two stalemates down the bottom - Kidderminster and Dorking fired blanks and there was no way through for Southend United at bottom side Oxford City.

Gateshead moved back into the play-offs with a 4-2 win at Wealdstone as York and Dagenham drew.

Tahvon Campbell stunned old club Rochdale as Solihull Moors left with an important 2-1 win. Oldham Athletic were too strong for Maidenhead United as Mike Fondop-Talum got two more goals.

Kevin Phillips’ great start at Hartlepool continues. A 3-1 win over Boreham Wood was confirmed by new arrival Luke Waterfall.

The top two in the National League North both drew 0-0 as Tamworth keep Scunthorpe United at arms length.

Brackley Town are back in the play-offs as James Armson scored twice to deflated Peterborough Sports.

Boston United keep the heat on - a 3-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford saw Jimmy Knowles back on the scoresheet.

Ben Tollitt made a flying start at Chester, he scored as they left Farsley 2-1 winners. Chorley beat Southport 3-0 as Connor Kirby’s two goals helped Buxton defeat Banbury United.

Issac Buckley-Ricketts also got two goals as Warrington won very well at Curzon Ashton. Darlington and Spennymoor also both secured three points.

Yeovil Town keep on winning in the National League South.

Jake Wannell scored again as the Glovers gave struggling Havant & Waterlooville the sinking feeling.

Ollie Pearce scored a second hat-trick in seven days as Worthing eased to the points at Weymouth despite playing a man down for 80 minutes.

Braintree Town added to Torquay’s problems - a fourth straight loss sealed by Tom Blackwell. Luke Coulson gave Dartford a much needed late boost at Dover to get their season going.

James Alabi put the seal on Bath City’s victory over St Albans City. Charlee Hughes hit Aveley’s winner at Hampton & RB.

Veteran Anthony Wordsworth was on the mark for Chelmsford City as they left Eastbourne 3-0 winners. There were also big wins for Weston-super-Mare and Farnborough.

Where next?

Eastleigh Exit For Hill As Spitfires Boss Search Now Starts Eastleigh have called time on Richard Hill’s third spell in charge of the club.
Still So Much To Play For As Leaders Look To Seal The Deal Don’t be fooled by a one horse race at the summit so far - there’s still so much to play for in the Vanarama National League and a big TNT Sports game this weekend to boot.