What Happened On Saturday Across The National League

By Sam Elliott

For some there is a week left but in the National League North and South it was a dramatic final day.

Chesterfield are hanging on to the final National League play-off place by their fingertips after their poor late season form continues.

In the live BT Sport game they went down 2-0 at Torquay United, Amarni Little, pictured, making the game safe from the penalty spot.

Chasing Dagenham & Redbridge couldn’t take advantage, losing 3-1 to Solihull Moors who now really fancy a top three finish.

Moors were boosted by the new Aldershot Town hit a leveller at FC Halifax, Mikael Ndjoli equalising after Martin Woods put the hosts ahead.

Chesterfield still only need a last day point at home to Woking to secure their place.

Grimsby Town almost certainly won’t now make the top five - they lost 3-1 to Maidenhead meaning they face two away play-off games to make the Promotion Final.

Paul Hurst’s team defeated 3-1 at home to Maidenhead United.

Notts County need one more point to secure home Eliminator advantage after their 3-0 home win over Altrincham, prolific attackers Ruben Rodrigues and Kyle Wootton both scoring.

Luke Wilkinson sealed Yeovil’s comeback in a 2-2 draw with Boreham Wood.

Adam Marriott scored again - Barnet beat relegated Weymouth 2-1.

Ira Jackson grabbed all three points for Wealdstone against King’s Lynn while Corey Whiteley thought he had scored a late winner for Bromley at home to Dover Athletic but the doomed visitors struck late to salvage a point.

Dan Smith’s 98th minute winner for Eastleigh at Woking sparked some wild scenes in the away end.

The National League North said goodbye to Guiseley, as Alfreton turned it around late to break their hearts and send them down.

AFC Telford United survive as they drew 1-1 with York City - Akil Wright making it tense after Keaton Ward put the Bucks in front.

Boston United take the final play-off spot after Jake Wright and Daniel Elliott saw off Farsley Celtic.

Champions Gateshead sign off in style with a 2-1 win over Hereford, striking sensation Macauley Langstaff at the double.

Elsewhere there were big final day wins for Spennymoor, Kidderminster, AFC Fylde and Southport - who battered Bradford PA 5-0 as Niall Watson and Jordan Archer both scored twice.

The final National League South play-off spot goes to Chippenham Town.

They had joy in the winner-takes-all finale at Havant & Waterlooville.

Jordan Young got two goals and it saw them leapfrog the Hawks into seventh and Dorking Wanderers won’t relish facing them in the play-offs.

Those still looking up should beware of Marcus Dinnanga, who scored two more for Dartford as they thumped Eastbourne Borough 7-2.

Champions Maidstone United kept their fans hanging on but won late against Hampton & RB.

Alex Fletcher scored twice as Bath City and Oxford City played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Rakish Bingham got another winner as Ebbsfleet United defeated Chelmsford City 2-1.

Elsewhere there were season-ending wins for Concord Rangers, relegated Billericay, Dulwich Hamlet and Tonbridge Angels, who took three points in a thriller at St Albans City.


For all today’s results, click here.

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