Huge Headline Act On Biggest Day Of The Season So Far

By Sam Elliott

We’ve got something to warm you up as the cold really creeps in - a gigantic collision between the National League’s top two.

Chesterfield vs Barnet is without doubt the headline act on Saturday afternoon and there’s so much riding on it.

Paul Cook’s side have totally forgotten how to drop points, and their form is so good they sent League One’s unbeaten leaders packing on Sunday with a bit to spare.

But the Bees, pictured, are one of the stories of the season so far and Dean Brennan has installed a never-say-die spirit - they will reclaim top spot for the first time since September with three points.

Bromley will want to take advantage of dropped points but they aren’t as good away as they are at home. Boreham Wood stand in their way of closing the gap.

Solihull Moors have been challenged to reach for a repeat of big days out like they had last weekend at Bolton. The live TNT Sports game comes from Dagenham and you can read a preview here.

Altrincham and Southend United are enjoying brilliant seasons so their meeting should be a good watch.

Talking of making a good impression, Aldershot Town go into their home game with Kidderminster Harriers in a play-off place - and off the back of hitting Swindon Town for seven in the FA Cup.

FC Halifax Town also hold a top seven birth but Maidenhead United hope their season has new life after encouragement against Eastleigh last time out.

Gateshead have slipped out after a testing few weeks and won’t have it easy against strong travellers Dorking Wanderers.

Rochdale aren’t too far away and manager Jimmy McNulty feels he has the attacking talent to put up a genuine fight for an instant EFL return. The Dale are at Wealdstone.

AFC Fylde have held off making a managerial appointment so how would a home with over York City change things?

Oxford City and Woking are both well out of form and go looking to give their seasons a lift on Saturday.

Two others sides really lacking at the moment also head into battle and John Askey hopes Hartlepool United’s enforced break can kick them on when Ebbsfleet United make the trip to the North East.

Oldham Athletic haven’t made the start Mickey Mellon wanted while Richard Hill is wondering what Eastleigh will turn up at Boundary Park.

For all Saturday’s fixtures, click here.

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