Saturday's National League reports

Tranmere 2-0 Wrexham

Mickey Mellon saw Tranmere win the first game of his reign with a bizarre own goal by Wrexham goalkeeper Shawn Jalal helping their cause.

Curtis Tilt collided with Jalal as the keeper gathered a cross and the latter lost control for the ball to bounce over the line.

Andy Cook fired in the second goal from just inside the box three minutes into added time.

It was Tranmere's eighth league win of the season and Wrexham's sixth defeat under Gary Mills.

Aldershot 2-0 Solihull Moors

Aldershot bounced back from their midweek thrashing with a victory at home against Solihull Moors.

Shots had enjoyed an eight-match unbeaten run prior to their 4-0 defeat against Forest Green on Tuesday and they got back on track thanks to second-half goals from Shamir Fenelon and Scott Rendell.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the 64th minute when Cheye Alexander played in Fenelon and he found the bottom corner from 15 yards, before Rendell headed in Jim Kellerman's cross from close range to seal the win in the 82nd minute.

Solihull had scored four goals in each of their last two matches but created very little as their five-match unbeaten run was ended.

Barrow 3-0 Maidstone

Barrow extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a victory that condemned Maidstone to a third straight defeat.

The Cumbrians went close to opening the scoring in the 19th minute when Jordan Williams clipped the crossbar with a free-kick from the edge of the area.

It was another set-piece that brought the breakthrough after 38 minutes as Paul Turnbull curled a free-kick round the wall and beat Maidstone goalkeeper Lee Worgan for his first goal for the club.

Barrow doubled their lead in the 57th minute when Richie Bennett pulled the ball back for Williams to find the bottom corner, before the provider hammered in the third four minutes later to complete a comfortable win.

Braintree 1-1 York City

York boss Jackie McNamara was left to decide on his future after watching his side concede a late penalty in their draw at Braintree.

McNamara declared in midweek that he would resign if the Minstermen failed to get a "positive result" from the trip to Braintree, and was just moments away from York's first win in 30 away league games thanks to Simon Heslop's early strike.

But Lee Barnard tucked home an 88th-minute penalty to leave McNamara to ponder his future, with York winless in seven games and just above the drop zone.

The former Celtic player had made his win-or-bust call in the wake of a 6-1 defeat to lowly Guiseley on Tuesday night, and he was indebted to his goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, who saved a 12th-minute Simeon Akinola spot-kick and then made a string of saves before Braintree finally broke through.

Bromley 1-1 Lincoln City

Lincoln lost ground on National League leaders Forest Green following a draw at Bromley.

Harry Anderson's second goal in as many games fired Lincoln ahead a minute after half-time, but Blair Turgott equalised on 65 minutes.

Anderson scored the second goal in Lincoln's 2-1 win at Wrexham in midweek, which left them two points adrift of the leaders, and he was on the scoresheet again when he cut in from the left and drilled home.

Bromley's equaliser arrived when substitute Tom Champion gave away possession and Lee Minshull set up Turgott to score.

Chester FC 1-0 Torquay

Chester kept a seventh consecutive clean sheet as Torquay were beaten.

Ryan Lloyd scored the game's only goal after Elliott Durrell's 26th-minute penalty was saved by Brendan Moore.

Chester have now gone 11 hours without conceding to lift them to within sight of the play-off positions.

Lloyd came close to a second just before half-time when he nicked the ball off Moore, who had been attempting to usher it out, but he sent his chip wide.

Eastleigh 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Corey Whitely took Dagenham to second place in the National League with the only goal in their win away at Eastleigh.

Jordan Maguire-Drew nearly put the Daggers in front early on when he struck the woodwork while at the other end, Ryan Bird did the same with a header as the sides sparred.

In the second half, Matt Robinson threaded a through-pass to Whitely, who controlled and dispatched under Ryan Clarke with the confidence of a striker - a goal that ended an impressive 10-match unbeaten run for the hosts.

Whitely could have put a greater gloss on matters for John Still's side, but he struck the bar from 20 yards.

Gateshead 4-2 Dover

Sam Jones hit a brace as Gateshead beat Dover at the International Stadium.

The match ignited with three late first-half goals, the first coming in the 35th minute as Jack Parkinson curled in superbly off the post for the visitors from Mitch Pinnock's corner.

Gateshead broke away to equalise straight from kick-off when Wes York was on hand to tap in after Jones' point-blank shot was saved.

Jones then collected Paddy McLaughlin's cross superbly to put the hosts in front in the 44th minute.

McLaughlin made it 3-1 three minutes into the second half, but Ricky Miller halved the deficit after 57 minutes with his 10th goal of the season.

Sam Jones fired his second past Mitch Walker two minutes later to restore the two-goal lead but missed out on a hat-trick when he hit the crossbar with a penalty.

Guiseley 2-1 Southport

Lowly Guiseley made it two wins in a week as they added a victory over Southport to Tuesday's mauling of York.

The hosts' Jake Cassidy hit a shot against Magnus Norman's upright early on while at the other end, Ryan Higgins also hit the woodwork with a deflected shot.

Adam Lockwood's basement battlers nosed in front four minutes after the break when Jermaine Hylton teed up Cassidy to net a rasping opener.

Southport levelled in the 69th minute when Jamie Allen fired home after a manic goalmouth scramble, but two substitutes combined to win it for Guiseley after 82 minutes as Adam Boyes crossed for Michael Rankine to nod home.

Rankine had a late penalty saved by Norman but it did not alter the outcome.

Macclesfield 0-2 Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood beat high-flying Macclesfield at Moss Rose to push into the top half of the National League.

All afternoon it was Scott Flinders in the home goal who was the busier. However Kingsley James also went close for the Silkmen with a shot that whistled just wide.

It was clear that Macclesfield, despite their good recent form, were failing to impose themselves. They were punished midway through the second half when Boreham Wood were awarded a penalty and Kenny Davis slotted home.

Danny Woodards headed in from a late corner to seal the victory.

North Ferriby 0-3 Forest Green

North Ferriby's troubles continued with a home defeat by National League leaders Forest Green.

Instead of the hosts making their possession and chances count, Forest Green's Ethan Pinnock glanced in Liam Noble's free-kick to give his side the half-time lead.

The Villagers' miserable luck was emphasised when they continued to push after the break, but Vinny Mukendi's header was cleared off the line by Darren Carter.

Forest Green absorbed the pressure and went up the other end to score two late goals.

Charlie Clough headed in Noble's corner, and there was time for substitute Christian Doidge to apply a simple finish, after Elliott Frear's effort rebounded off the post.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Sutton United 4-1 Woking

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell celebrated the landmark of his 500th match at the club with a home rout over Woking.

Roarie Deacon highlighted that long-term faith in a manager can be rewarded as he cut inside to fire the U's in front, midway through the first half.

Sutton had a swagger all afternoon and Ross Stearn volleyed in on 42 minutes after a Deacon cross had deflected fortunately off Brian Saah.

Nick Bailey pivoted nicely from Stearn's corner to make it three just after the interval before Craig McAllister headed in a cross at the near post in the 52nd minute.

Woking's Matt Tubbs lobbed Ross Worner to grab a consolation goal after 75 minutes, but it was too late to make an impact.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

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