National League results round-up: Hartlepool United knocked off top of the table as Torquay United score last-minute equaliser against Notts County while Sutton United lose at Eastleigh

Hartlepool United were knocked off top spot in the National League on Saturday.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th April 2021, 9:11 am

Pools weren’t in action but there was still a busy day of National League action with several big matches taking place at the top end of the table.

Ben Wynter’s 98th minute equaliser for Torquay United at home to Notts County saw them from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. The result saw The Gulls return to the top of the league with Sutton United a late kick-off at Eastleigh live on BT Sport.

Sutton would have returned top of the table with a draw or a win. Instead, a first half Adam Marriott goal saw Eastleigh claim a deserved 1-0 win as the bookies favourites for the title remained third with a run of just one win in their last six matches.

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National League top seven graphic (courtesy of the Vanarama National League).

Stockport County closed the gap on the top three with a 3-0 win at Boreham Wood as they remained fourth, five points behind Hartlepool with a game in hand.

Bromley’s 2-1 win at fifth placed Halifax town saw them climb into the play-off places into sixth. Hartlepool boss Dave Challinor watched on as Chesterfield drew 0-0 at Wrexham.

Elsewhere in the National League, bottom of the table Barnet came from 2-0 down to snatch a 3-2 win at Altrincham to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Justin Donowa bagged a hat-trick for Solihull Moors in a 5-1 win over Yeovil Town as Maidenhead United climbed into the top half with a 2-1 win at Woking.

SUTTON, GREATER LONDON - MARCH 06: The Vanarama National League logo on the sleeve of a Sutton United player (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Wealdstone’s miserable form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Aldershot Town while Dagenham & Redbridge won 3-0 at King’s Lynn Town.

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