Saturday's National League reports

Aldershot Town v Southport

Aldershot made it three wins in a row as they closed in on the National League play-off places with a 2-1 win over Southport.

The Shots dominated the opening half but it took until first-half stoppage time for them to go ahead.

A superb counter-attack started by Callum Reynolds saw the ball played in to Shamir Fenelon and he fed Kundai Benyu, whose cross was parried but Fenelon was on hand to drill into the top corner.

The hosts doubled their advantage in the 70th minute when Bernard Mensah's pull-back from the left touchline found Jake Gallagher and his shot deflected off team-mate Scott Rendell and past Magnus Norman.

Southport pulled back a consolation with the last kick of the game as Andrai Jones lifted the ball over Jake Cole after meeting a cross from the left.

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Braintree Town v Chester

James Alabi hit a brace as Chester got back to winning ways with a 2-1 National League win at Braintree.

Braintree took the lead after half an hour when Kris Twardek was given far much time to get a cross in and, after Luke George had miscontrolled that delivery, Jack Midson powered home a header.

Chester got back into the game in the 61st minute after Kane Richards did brilliantly out on the right and sent over a cross, and Alabi reacted quickest to get in front of goalkeeper Sam Beasant to head home.

Tom Shaw then saw a shot deflected over the crossbar before Chester snatched it six minutes from time when Shaw burst through and squared the ball for Alabi to slam home.

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Bromley v Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green closed the gap to second-placed Tranmere to just a point with a comfortable 5-1 National League win over 10-man Bromley at Hayes Lane.

Forest Green opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Rob Sinclair picked the ball up in midfield and set Elliott Frear in on goal down the left channel,and he made no mistake to fire past Alan Julian and into the bottom corner.

Sam Russell then produced a superb save to deny Blair Turgott and preserve the lead before Rovers doubled their advantage when Christian Doidge got on the end of Frear's low cross into the box.

Rob Swaine headed Bromley back into the game five minutes after the break but it did not take Rovers long to restore the two-goal advantage as Keanu Marsh-Brown picked up a loose ball on the right and fired home a minute later.

And just moments later Forest Green made it four when Frear's free-kick was headed into the net by Ethan Pinnock before Swaine was dismissed late on for a second caution.

Doidge then wrapped it up in stoppage time with his second of the afternoon after being set up smartly by Liam Noble.

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Dover Athletic v York City

Bottom club York twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at National League play-off hopefuls Dover.

Defender Jamie Grimes fired in via a post to put fifth-placed Dover ahead in the sixth minute, but Jon Parkin lashed home his first Minstermen goal following Simon Lappin's corner to level before the break.

Striker Parkin, on loan from Newport, rattled an upright from a tight angle early in the second period, before Ricky Miller restored the hosts' lead from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Shaun Rooney.

York, who had won just one of their last 19 league matches, were not to be denied a point though and Rooney made amends for conceding the penalty by heading in Sean Newton's deep free-kick 13 minutes from time.

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Guiseley v Maidstone United

Michael Rankine scored a late winner to earn Guiseley a 2-1 victory over fellow National League strugglers Maidstone.

Simon Walton put the Lions ahead from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute after James Wesolowski was upended in the area.

The visitors, who remain just one place above the relegation zone, equalised with a spot-kick of their own when substitute Bobby-Joe Taylor converted in the 64th minute.

Adam Lockwood's men, unbeaten in seven league games at home, still had time to earn all three points and Rankine buried Will Hatfield's pass seven minutes from time to claim his first goal since October and move Guiseley to within one point of their opponents in the table.

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North Ferriby v Dagenham & Redbridge

Oliver Hawkins scored twice as Dagenham boosted their promotion hopes with a 4-0 thrashing of National League strugglers North Ferriby.

Forward Fejiri Okenabirhie produced a neat finish to put the visitors ahead with 15 minutes played at Grange Lane, before top-scorer Hawkins blasted in off the crossbar to double the advantage two minutes later.

Luke Guttridge put the result beyond doubt when he found the top corner of Rory Watson's net just before the interval.

The home side pressed for a way back into the game but striker Hawkins scored against the run of play in the 64th minute to further extend the lead with his 16th goal of the season.

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Solihull Moors v Gateshead

Gateshead secured back-to-back wins for the first time since early October with a 2-0 victory at Solihull Moors.

They took the lead in the 22nd minute when a poor clearance fell to Gus Mafuta and he teed up Nyal Bell, who turned before finding the bottom corner for his second goal in two games.

Mafutu almost doubled the advantage in the 70th minute but his 22-yard drive was kept out by a stunning fingertip save from Solihull goalkeeper Daniel Lewis, while Luke Hannant also hit the post for the visitors.

Moors pushed for a late equaliser but Gateshead sealed the win in injury time as Sam Jones snatched a second with a backheel.

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Torquay United v Boreham Wood

Bruno Andrade's second-half goal was enough to end Boreham Wood's six-match run without a win as they clinched a 1-0 victory at Torquay.

Torquay almost took the lead just before half-time when defender Sam Chaney was denied his first goal of the season as he struck a post.

That near-miss looked even more important when the deadlock was broken in the 62nd minute as Portuguese midfielder Andrade capitalised on a mistake in the home defence and slotted home his first goal in 11 matches.

Torquay had chances to equalise, but David Fitzpatrick curled a free-kick over the crossbar and Brett Williams fired over on the turn.

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Wrexham v Woking

Woking dropped to 22nd in the National League as a 2-1 defeat at Wrexham extended their poor run of form.

The visitors were without a win since 29 November and slumped to a third straight loss, with all the goals coming in the space of nine second-half minutes.

John Rooney broke the deadlock in the 51st minute with a neat finish into the bottom corner, but Woking took just four minutes to hit back through Fabio Saraiva from close range.

Michael Poke produced a stunning save to prevent Rob Evans firing Wrexham back in front straight away, but he could do nothing in the 60th minute as Evans this time got the better of him to grab the winner with his first goal of the season.

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