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National League roundup: Cheltenham Town stay top

Sports Mole rounds up Saturday afternoon's action in the National League as Cheltenham Town remain top with a 2-0 win at Aldershot Town.

Cheltenham Town have maintained their one-point lead over Forest Green Rovers at the top of the National League table with a 2-0 win away at Aldershot Town.

Goals from Harry Pell and Jack Munns secured the points for Cheltenham, but Forest Green kept within touching distance after two goals from Jon Parkin earned his side a 2-0 win against nine-man Altrincham.

Grimsby Town remain third after a second-half effort from Padraig Amond earned the Mariners a narrow success against Kidderminster Harriers, while Lincoln City sit in fourth after drawing 1-1 with Welling United.

Eastleigh complete the top five after they edged past Southport, but Dover Athletic have lost ground after slipping up at Halifax Town.

Sean Tuton continued his recent good form in front of goal with two strikes to help the Shaymen to a 4-2 triumph.

Macclesfield Town have overtaken Wrexham to move into seventh place after a double from Kristian Dennis helped the visitors to a 3-2 win at the Racecourse Ground.

At the other end of the table, Torquay United are third bottom after a goalless draw at Braintree Town, while Boreham Wood were also involved in a stalemate with Tranmere Rovers.

New Gateshead manager Neil Aspin got off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory at home to Chester FC, while Barrow, also under new management, beat Woking by a 2-1 scoreline.

The other game of the afternoon saw Guiseley return to form with a 2-0 win against Bromley thanks to goals from Oliver Norburn and Anthony Dudley.

Results in full (half-time scores in brackets): Aldershot Town 0-2 Cheltenham Town (0-2), Barrow 2-1 Woking (1-0), Boreham Wood 0-0 Tranmere Rovers (0-0), Braintree Town 0-0 Torquay United (0-0), Eastleigh 1-0 Southport (0-0), Halifax Town 4-2 Dover Athletic (3-1), Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Altrincham (2-0), Gateshead 1-0 Chester FC (0-0), Grimsby Town 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers (0-0), Guiseley 2-0 Bromley (1-0), Lincoln City 1-1 Welling United (0-1), Wrexham 2-3 Macclesfield Town (1-1)

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Lincoln City13101227101731
2Exeter CityExeter1383224121227
3Newport CountyNewport138322020027
4MK Dons13661168824
5Tranmere RoversTranmere136521712523
6Colchester UnitedColchester1364328151322
7Stevenage136341613321
8Forest Green RoversForest Green134811912720
9Bury135441915419
10Crawley TownCrawley136161818019
11Carlisle UnitedCarlisle136161315-219
12Oldham AthleticOldham124531612417
13Swindon TownSwindon134541718-117
14Mansfield TownMansfield11371169716
15Yeovil TownYeovil124442015516
16Port Vale134271319-614
17Morecambe134181425-1113
18Crewe AlexandraCrewe123361213-112
19Northampton TownNorthampton132651119-812
20Notts County123361626-1012
21Grimsby Town12327918-911
22Cheltenham TownCheltenham12237918-99
23Cambridge UnitedCambridge132291126-158
24Macclesfield TownMacclesfield130491124-134

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