Hartlepool ace shines, Wrexham key man struggles as Leyton Orient seal big boost: National League winners and losers

It was another big weekend in the National League - but who were the winners and losers at both ends of the table?

Sunday, 24th March 2019, 9:15 am
Updated Sunday, 24th March 2019, 9:18 am
Who were the winners and losers in the National League this weekend?

While Hartlepool United put in arguably one of their best performances of the season, there was plenty else happening around the top tier of the non-league. From promotion battles to relegation scraps, there were some key results around the division. We've pulled together all the main winners and losers from around the National League this weekend - scroll down and click through the pages to see who features:

The Pools midfielder shone during his side's 1-0 win over Wrexham, earning him plaudits from all quarters. His goal-line clearance to secure the three points topped-off a fine showing.
The O's were out of National League action this weekend - but sealed a Wembley visit after claiming a spot in the FA Trophy final. Confidence and finances should receive a well-earned boost as a result.

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The Shots kept their faint hopes of National League safety alive with a 2-0 victory over Boreham Wood. It could prove to be a key three points come the end of the campaign.
No National League side has picked up more points than Chesterfield since John Sheridan was appointed - with the former Carlisle and Plymouth boss leading the Spireites away from danger.
The Harrogate boss ensured his side kept their play-off hopes alive by masterminding a second half comeback at Barrow - Town coming from 2-0 down to salvage a point.
It hasn't all been plain-sailing for the Class of 92-backed side, who have endured some difficult results of late to see their promotion bid stall - the most recent of which was a draw with Barnet yesterday.
The Solihull Moors midfielder saw red during his side's defeat at Halifax - a result which saw the surprise package miss out on the chance to go top of the National League.
The National League's basement side now sit fifteen points adrift of safety with six games to play after defeat to Bromley. They face a real uphill battle to preserve their status.
How different things may have been at the Super 6 Stadium had Lainton been able to cling on to Josh Hawkes' first-half penalty. It wasn't the Wrexham stopper's finest hour.
Similarly to Braintree, the Stones now face a real battle to remain in the National League after losing out to Ebbsfleet. They're 14 points adrift with seven games to play.