Top Teams Slip And Slide On Incredible National League Day

By Sam Elliott

It was a day of slips as the November rain came down with the top three all coming unstuck in the mud.

Leaders Chesterfield took a tumble at Southend United in a fantastic live TNT Sports game, losing the lead given to them by Will Grigg to slump to defeat at Roots Hall. Jack Bridge’s second half penalty got the hosts level before seconds later, Wes Fonguck flipped things on their head.

Barnet blew the chance to apply some pressure as they lost at home for the first time this season, Gateshead leaving the Hive with a huge three points - Stephen Wearne got two more to add to his tally.

Maidenhead United stunned third place Solihull Moors. Tobi Sho-Silva and Reece Smith got the goals as Andy Whing’s side failed to take advantage, despite a late Mark Beck consolation.

Bromley leapfrog them as they won at home yet again - Josh Passley blasted a shot into the top corner from a tight angle to make it eight in a row at Hayes Lane as struggling AFC Fylde left defeated, like most sides do this season.

It was a perfect return to York City for John Askey as Hartlepool United strolled to a 3-1 win. Jake Hastie, Tom Crawford and Nicky Featherstone all scored on a one-sided afternoon.

Scott Quigley and in-form Paul McCallum got the goals as Eastleigh ended Altrincham’s ten match undefeated run.

Oxford City stunned Ebbsfleet United as they scored four times, their debut boys Cole Kpekawa and Alexander McQueen both hit the target. Tom Eastman added to Kidderminster’s problems as Dagenham left the basement boys with a 1-0 success thanks to the defender’s late winner.

Woking started life without Darren Sarll with a home defeat to Oldham Athletic. James Norwood got the all important goal in Surrey.

Millenic Alli struck the only goal of the game as FC Halifax Town sent Wealdstone home empty handed.

Aldershot lead after 37 minutes at Rochdale when Jack Barham's close-range strike from Lorent Tolaj's cross went in off the post. But that only inspired the hosts and Jimmy Keohane drew level before Kairo Mitchell headed home the winner ten minutes from time.

Tom Whelan thought he had grabbed Boreham Wood a point at Dorking Wanderers, but the hosts had other ideas and Haydn Hollis converted a debut winner.

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