National League roundup: Forest Green Rovers go top

Sports Mole rounds up the afternoon's action in the National League as Forest Green Rovers go top.

Forest Green Rovers went top of the National League table with a 2-1 win over Chester FC this afternoon.

Ross Hannah opened the scoring for visiting Chester on 12 minutes, but the home side responded through Michael Raynes and Keanu Marsh-Brown, who netted two quick-fire goals just after the half-hour mark.

Sammie Szmodics's debut for Braintree Town ended with a winning goal as they beat Macclesfield Town 1-0.

Tyrone Marsh scored for Torquay United but was later sent off as they drew 1-1 with Altrincham, with the equaliser coming from Jake Moult.

Kidderminster Harriers left it late to beat Woking 1-0 at home, and it was Jordan Murphy's 81st-minute goal that gave the home side their first win of the season.

Kingsley James gave Halifax Town the lead against Eastleigh, before goals from Andy Drury and Josh Payne gave the home side the points.

Gateshead got the best of a five-goal thriller against Boreham Wood to move to within a point of the playoff places, while Anthony Dudley scored twice as Guiseley beat Welling United 2-0 at home.

Moses Emmanuel netted his first goal for Bromley as they recorded a 1-0 victory against Lincoln City, while Tranmere Rovers were beaten 1-0 at Prenton Park by Dover Athletic.

Luke Foster cancelled out Jim Stevenson's goal as Southport drew 1-1 with Aldershot Town at Haig Avenue.

Connor Jennings and Wes York scored two apiece as Wrexham beat Barrow 4-1 with David Symington netting a consolation for the visitors.

Results in full: Altrincham 1-1 Torquay United, Boreham Wood 2-3 Gateshead, Braintree 1-0 Macclesfield, Eastleigh 2-1 Halifax, Forest Green 2-1 Chester, Guiseley 2-0 Welling, Kidderminster 1-0 Woking, Lincoln City 0-1 Bromley, Southport 1-1 Aldershot, Tranmere 0-1 Dover, Wrexham 4-1 Barrow.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CCheltenham TownCheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green RoversForest Green462611969422789
3Braintree Town4623121156381881
4Grimsby Town4622141082453780
5Dover AthleticDover Athletic4623111275532280
6Tranmere RoversTranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield TownMacclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot TownAldershot46168225472-1856
16SouthportSouthport461413195265-1355
17Chester FCChester461412206771-454
18Torquay UnitedTorquay Utd461312215476-2251
19Boreham WoodBoreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
RHalifax Town461212225582-2748
RAltrinchamAltrincham461014224873-2544
RKidderminster HarriersKidderminster46913244971-2240
RWelling UnitedWelling United46811273573-3835