What Happened On Saturday Across The National League

By Sam Elliott

There were thrillers to be found everywhere you looked across the three National League divisions as one of the title chasers were hit for nine.

The Vanarama National League season is off to a flying start and fans soaked up some sensational matches.

Fast starters Dagenham & Redbridge had to make do with a point at home to Wealdstone - George Saunders earning a 2-2 draw to keep their unbeaten start going.

It was the same score at Southend as Dior Angus pounced to earn a comeback point for Wrexham in a Roots Hall thriller.

Few games weren’t eventful but Boreham Wood and Stockport County fired blanks.

Joe Quigley’s penalty earned Yeovil Town victory over FC Halifax in the live BT Sport game.

Chesterfield have also started superbly but Michael Cheek’s late, late leveller made sure Bromley left with a point.

A late Alex Hunt goal grabbed victory for Grimsby as they overcame Barnet 4-3 in a game that had everything.

Brett McGavin struck late on as King’s Lynn Town battled back to earn a 3-3 draw at Eastleigh.

Torquay United resisted a Maidenhead United fightback as they ran out 4-3 winners in Berkshire.

Altrincham have started well - Ryan Colclough’s winner inspired a 3-2 victory over bottom side Dover Athletic.

Callum Roberts turned it around for Notts County as they eventually got the better of Aldershot Town as it ended 3-2.

Bradley Ash got two goals as Weymouth won 4-3 at Solihull Moors.

In the National League North there was a result which made everyone sit up and take notice.

Chorley scored nine goals against title hopefuls Gloucester City, who were reduced to ten men early on when Fabien Robert was red carded.

Connor Hall scored twice with seven others on the scoresheet at Victory Park as fans left stunned by what they had seen.

Elsewhere, there are no sides left with unblemished records.

AFC Fylde were held to a 1-1 draw at Kettering Town, as Brackley Town fired blanks at Blyth Spartans.

Kurt Willoughby is leading York City’s recovery - they won again, 4-2 at home to Farsley Celtic.

Dan Cowan’s winner lifted Chester spirits as they earned a late 3-2 victory over Alfreton.

Luke Rawson helped Bradford PA to victory at Darlington while Curzon Ashton stunned Leamington 3-0.

In the National League South, leaders Dartford showed again they are a team to be feared.

Ade Azeez, Jake Robinson and George Porter scored in a firm 3-1 win at Bath City.

Regan Booty made sure Maidstone United keep the early heat on, confirming an excellent 3-1 win at Oxford City.

Dorking Wanderers still can’t really get going - Charlie Sheringham struck as Chelmsford pegged back Marc White’s team.

Despite a fightback, Havant & Waterlooville held firm to win 2-1 at Ebbsfleet in what was a big result for manager Paul Doswell.

Tommy Wright and Scott Rendell got the goals to win it inside the first five minutes.

Elsewhere Slough Town’s Ryan Bird broke Welling United hearts with a late leveller as St Albans wee held 1-1 at home to Chippenham.

For all Saturday’s results, click here.

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