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National League roundup: Forest Green Rovers go top

Sports Mole rounds up the afternoon's action in the National League as Forest Green Rovers go top.

Forest Green Rovers went top of the National League table with a 2-1 win over Chester FC this afternoon.

Ross Hannah opened the scoring for visiting Chester on 12 minutes, but the home side responded through Michael Raynes and Keanu Marsh-Brown, who netted two quick-fire goals just after the half-hour mark.

Sammie Szmodics's debut for Braintree Town ended with a winning goal as they beat Macclesfield Town 1-0.

Tyrone Marsh scored for Torquay United but was later sent off as they drew 1-1 with Altrincham, with the equaliser coming from Jake Moult.

Kidderminster Harriers left it late to beat Woking 1-0 at home, and it was Jordan Murphy's 81st-minute goal that gave the home side their first win of the season.

Kingsley James gave Halifax Town the lead against Eastleigh, before goals from Andy Drury and Josh Payne gave the home side the points.

Gateshead got the best of a five-goal thriller against Boreham Wood to move to within a point of the playoff places, while Anthony Dudley scored twice as Guiseley beat Welling United 2-0 at home.

Moses Emmanuel netted his first goal for Bromley as they recorded a 1-0 victory against Lincoln City, while Tranmere Rovers were beaten 1-0 at Prenton Park by Dover Athletic.

Luke Foster cancelled out Jim Stevenson's goal as Southport drew 1-1 with Aldershot Town at Haig Avenue.

Connor Jennings and Wes York scored two apiece as Wrexham beat Barrow 4-1 with David Symington netting a consolation for the visitors.

Results in full: Altrincham 1-1 Torquay United, Boreham Wood 2-3 Gateshead, Braintree 1-0 Macclesfield, Eastleigh 2-1 Halifax, Forest Green 2-1 Chester, Guiseley 2-0 Welling, Kidderminster 1-0 Woking, Lincoln City 0-1 Bromley, Southport 1-1 Aldershot, Tranmere 0-1 Dover, Wrexham 4-1 Barrow.

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2Leyton Orient8431167915
3Harrogate TownHarrogate7421139414
4Northampton TownNorthampton842275214
5Exeter CityExeter8341115613
6Hartlepool UnitedHartlepool841386213
7Port Vale833296312
8Rochdale83321210212
9Bradford CityBradford8332119212
10Swindon TownSwindon833297212
11Tranmere RoversTranmere832343111
12Newport CountyNewport8323911-211
13Carlisle UnitedCarlisle824299010
14Crawley TownCrawley7313810-210
15Barrow8233111019
16Colchester UnitedColchester72327709
17Salford City822478-18
18Sutton UnitedSutton722368-28
19Walsall8224811-38
20Mansfield TownMansfield82241014-48
21Stevenage8224713-68
22Bristol Rovers8215613-77
23Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe8143613-77
24Oldham AthleticOldham8116414-104

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