Leyton Orient suffer promotion blow, Wrexham lose key man as Hartlepool United owner reaches landmark: National League winners and losers

It was another eventful weekend in the National League - with plenty of talking points from top to bottom in the fifth tier.

Monday, 8th April 2019, 3:49 pm
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 3:59 pm
It's been exactly one year since Raj Singh took over at Hartlepool United.

We take a closer look at the division's winners and losers, as well as some of the stories you might have missed.

Salford have now won six of their last seven games and moved back to the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Maidstone. The Ammies have played one game more than second-place Leyton Orient though.
Despite the 1-0 defeat to Solihull Moors on Saturday, it is exactly one year since Singh took over at Hartlepool. It has not been a perfect season by any stretch yet the club has become much more stable since the takeover.

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The Salford striker took his National League tally to 20 goals with a brace against Maidstone. Only three players (Danny Rowe, Paul McCallum and Macauley Bonne) have scored more in the fifth tier this term.
The Barnet keeper kept his seventh coinsecutive clean sheet as The Bees won 1-0 away at Maidenhead to move up to 12th.
His goal may have come after a Scott Loach error, yet Yussuf netted his third league goal in five games against Hartlepool. The result means Solihull are just a point off top spot with four games to go.
Despite a last-minute equaliser against Halifax, Orient were knocked off the top spot following a 2-2 draw at Brisbane Road. The O's have now gone three league games without a win.
The defeat to Salford confirmed Maidstone will be relegated from the National League this season. It comes after Braintree's relegation was confirmed last weekend.
Aldershot are also likely to slip through the trap door after a 2-2 draw at Bromley. Its not just today. We have let in poor goal after poor goal and the mistakes we make so often have hurt us," said Shots boss Gary Waddock.
The Wrexham defender was forced off after just 10 minutes with a shoulder injury as the Dragons beat already-relegated Braintree 3-1 at the Racecourse Ground.
The Spitfires are now just a point inside the play-offs after throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 at AFC Fylde. It was Eastleigh's second consecutive defeat.