Saturday's National League reports

Chester 1-2 Gateshead

Jordan Burrow's fifth of the season claimed three points for Gateshead as they came from behind to beat Chester.

Neil Aspin's side claimed an important win in the race for promotion despite going behind to the out-of-form home side.

Elliott Durrell saw an effort well saved early on, before Danny Johnson volleyed over shortly after as the sides traded blows.

However, the hosts took the lead after a corner was not dealt with and the ball fell to Blaine Hudson, who smashed home from six yards.

Gateshead were level four minutes later as Johnson ran at the back four from deep, before poking a shot under the body of Liam Roberts.

They were ahead after 62 minutes as a long ball in behind the Chester defence was knocked down into the path of Burrow, who slotted down the middle to claim the win.

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Aldershot Town 2-2 Barrow

Nine-man Barrow fought back from two goals down to salvage a draw at Aldershot in a pulsating encounter.

The Bluebirds' situation looked hopeless deep into injury time, but substitute Ross Hannah unleashed a 25-yard free-kick that silenced a stunned Recreation Ground.

It had all looked so promising for the Shots when Matt McClure gave them a sensational first-minute lead. Will Evans made it 2-0 as they dominated the first half.

However Barrow's Shaun Tuton went on an inspirational run on 73 minutes, breaking over halfway, beating three men and finishing beautifully.

The visitors lost their discipline late on, as both Shaun Beeley and Nick Anderton were sent off for double bookings. But incredibly the late wonder goal saved a point.

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Braintree 1-0 North Ferriby

Braintree bolstered their survival prospects at the expense of North Ferriby, whose defeat at Cressing Road saw them sink to the bottom of the table.

Curtis Bateson came close for North Ferriby early on, hitting wide when the ball broke to him in the area.

Danny Emerton also had a shot cleared off the line, but Braintree had half-chances of their own in a tight first half.

Steve Housham's visitors carved out further opportunities after the break, and Sam Topliss struck the crossbar with a fierce effort.

Braintree boss Hakan Hayrettin then made an inspirational substitution, bringing on Reece Hall-Johnson on the hour and 18 minutes later, the midfielder netted the winner for the hosts.

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Dover 1-1 Wrexham

Wrexham maintained their feint hopes of a National League play-off berth by levelling late against Dover Athletic.

The hosts took the lead in the second half when debutant Nicky Deverdics' shot proved too hot to handle and Joe Healy slammed home.

However, John Rooney shrugged off his contract row to cross for Jordan White to level at the second attempt.

Dover remain fifth in the final play-off berth. Wrexham are up to 10th and are seven points off the top five.

Forest Green 2-0 Boreham Wood

Late goals lifted National League title hopefuls Forest Green to a hard-fought victory over Boreham Wood at the New Lawn.

Luke Garrard's battling side successfully kept Mark Cooper's hosts at bay until the final seven minutes, after Charlie Cooper and Liam Noble went close for the hosts with efforts in the first half.

After the break, Noble's centre was almost turned into his own goal by Matt Paine, but Grant Smith saved.

The home side had to wait until the dying minutes to finally secure the three points, but netted twice in quick succession.

Debutant substitute Omar Bugiel fed Christian Doidge to slot past Smith, and Bugiel then netted himself after a Noble shot was parried.

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Guiseley 1-1 Eastleigh

Jake Lawlor grabbed Guiseley a glorious equaliser six minutes into stoppage time to salvage a draw against Eastleigh at Nethermoor Park.

The 25-year-old midfielder bundled the ball in at the third attempt after a dramatic goalmouth scramble, sending the home support delirious.

The Lions had emerged from the tunnel rueing not taking a first-half lead as Will Hatfield had a goal-bound shot clawed away by Graham Stack. Instead, James Constable capitalised at the other end and rifled in a shot to put the away side in front.

Substitute Sam Muggleton missed a gilt-edged chance for Eastleigh in the second half, blazing wide from close range following an accurate cross by Sam Matthews, and it proved costly.

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Lincoln City 3-2 Woking

National League leaders Lincoln City held off a spirited Woking at Sincil Bank to stay three points clear at the top.

Matt Rhead headed in a Bradley Wood cross, but within 60 seconds Gozie Ugwu headed the visitors level from Fabio Saraiva's floated free-kick.

Dayle Southwell missed a penalty for Lincoln, but substitute Josh Ginnelly made it 2-1 to the hosts in the second half via a deflection off Terell Thomas.

Rhead bagged his second from Billy Knott' through ball, taking his chance with a good turn and shot.

Woking did not give up and, after substitute Max Kretzschmar was fouled in the box, Fabio Saraiva scored from the spot.

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Solihull Moors 3-0 Sutton United

Solihull debutant Regan Charles-Cook scored twice as the Moors thrashed Sutton United at Damson Park.

Charlton loanee Charles-Cook only needed a minute to notch his first, firing in on the rebound after Ross Worner saved his initial effort.

Sutton then grew into the contest, having a penalty saved by Solihull goalkeeper Nathan Baxter in the 38th minute, but Charles-Cook sucker-punched them with his second on the breakaway in first-half stoppage time.

Charles-Cook then turned provider, squaring the ball for fellow debutant Oladapo Afolayan to make it 3-0 with 20 minutes remaining.

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Southport 1-4 Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham and Redbridge came from behind to smash Southport and stay within three points of Lincoln at the top of the National League.

Jamie Allen put the hosts in front from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute, sending Elliot Justham the wrong way, but the lead was short-lived as three goals in eight minutes from the visitors turned the match around.

Jordan Maguire-Drew scored with a fine free-kick, Robbie Cundy diverted Fejiri Okenabirhie's cross into his own net three minutes later, before Okenabirhie got on the scoresheet.

Corey Whitely's penalty made the result even more emphatic in the 77th minute after Cundy handled the ball in the box , and was sent off, as Dagenham stretched their winning run to five games.

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Torquay 1-1 Macclesfield

Sean McGinty's goal helped Torquay salvaged a draw with Macclesfield at Plainmoor to stay clear of the relegation zone.

Scott Flinders' scuffed clearance sent Luke Young bearing down on goal, but the Macclesfield goalkeeper recovered in time to spare his own blushes.

Kingsley James put the visitors in front in the 35th minute, converting Danny Whitaker's corner to notch his fourth goal of the season.

But McGinty did likewise for the hosts five minutes after the break to level.

The draw keeps Torquay remain four points clear of the drop zone, while Macclesfield stay in ninth place.

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Tranmere 2-2 Bromley

Tranmere squandered a two-goal lead as Bromley rescued a National League draw with a late equaliser at Prenton Park.

Andy Cook gave the hosts an early lead, heading home Ben Tollitt's corner, before he took his tally for the season to 15 goals by adding his second just seven minutes later.

Tranmere made things hard for themselves when Adam Buxton was sent off in the 56th minute, and Bromley's Brandon Hanlan set up a nervy finish with his 64th-minute strike.

It looked like the hosts would hold firm to claim back-to-back wins, but Jack Holland snatched a point for Bromley with an 88th-minute tap-in.

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York City 1-1 Maidstone United

Maidstone salvaged a draw with York in a battle of the National League strugglers.

Jon Parkin fired rock-bottom York into a third-minute lead by prodding Sean Newton's cross past Lee Worgan at the near post.

Parkin nearly doubled York's advantage 10 minutes later, but this time his close-range effort went wide, before Reece Prestedge equalised for Maidstone with a fine drilled effort from the edge of the area just after the break.

Maidstone have now won just one of their last nine games, while York are unbeaten in four, up to second from bottom and now three points off safety.

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