Vanarama National League round-up:  Sutton United takeover top spot, Notts County smash four past Maidenhead, Danny Rowe gets off of the mark
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  • Aldershot Town 2-0 Yeovil Town

Two sides playing for each other locked horns, but it was the ten men of Yeovil who fell to defeat at the hands of Danny Searle’s Aldershot.

A powerful headed early on in the second half from Chike Kandi opened the deficit in London, thanks to a teasing cross from George Tanner.

Yeovil were reduced to ten men just three minutes later, as Alex Bradley performed a dangerous challenge on Harry Panayiotou.

Piling on the misery for the Glovers, Panayiotou punished some sloppy Yeovil defending with an insatiable finish into the top corner, stealing the three points for the Shots.

  • Solihull Moors 2-1 Weymouth

Solihull Moors plans to rebuild for next season showed signs of hope, as the Moors turned the game on its head to snatch the victory.

Weymouth made the long journey to the Midlands, but showed no signs of fatigue as the Terras got off to a fantastic start. Sean Shields struck across goal, where Josh McQuoid was present to poke past Ryan Boot.

But it was the tallest outfield pro player in Britain, at 6 foot 9, Kyle Hudson who found the equaliser. The towering forward closed down Ethan Ross’s poor clearance, before pouncing past the goalkeeper and calmly finishing.

Moors snatched the winner through former Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney, as the substitute attacked a teasing Jordan Cranston cross, before nodding past Ross. 

  • Stockport County 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Two of the league’s most in form teams cancelled one another out as the spoils were shared at Edgeley Park.

Stockport, who previously had eight clean sheets in their last nine, took an early lead courtesy of Paddy Madden, as the former Fleetwood Town forward fired in a low cross from Elliot Newby.

Dagenham & Redbridge, who prior to kick-off had won six on the bounce, equalised in quick succession through a Paul McCallum header, allowing the points to be shared.

  • Chesterfield 4-1 Kings Lynn Town

Chesterfield were another side to bolster their play-off ambitions with a hefty victory over a Kings Lynn side having a dreadful campaign.

The Spireites took an early lead courtesy of Adi Yussuf, after some silky link up play involving Jack Clarke and Manny Oyeleke resulted in the opener.

The Linnets did respond almost immediately through starlet Sonny Carey, who has recently been subject to interest from Championship clubs, after capitalising on a Jak McCourt mistake.

Chesterfield did come out on top though, thanks to goals from George CarlineJosef Yarney and a wonderful free-kick from Danny Rowe to clinch his first for the club, as the Spireites maintained their play-off push.

  • Maidenhead United 0-4 Notts County

A thrilling performance from Notts County ensured that they were well within the play-off race, as the Magpies climbed to fifth. 

Ian Burchnall’s side began the game in a dominant fashion, and their hard work paid off as Jim O’Brien netted early on.

An injury to goalkeeper Rhys Lovett and the sending off of Maidenhead manager Alan Devonshire seemed to derail the home side, as O’Brien clinched an unlikely hat trick, including a penalty.

A late strike from Ruben Rodrigues buried Maidenhead, in a result which could not only demoralise the home side, but also end their hopes of the play-offs.

  • Wealdstone 0-1 Bromley 

Wealdstone suffered a disappoint eighth consecutive defeat at the hands of a Bromley side challenging for the play-offs.

A signature long throw from Chris Bush was prodded home by Ravens stalwart Joe Kizzi, as the right-back helped confirm a solid win in London.

  • Sutton United 3-2 Woking

Sutton United climbed to the top of the Vanarama National League with an emphatic victory over Woking.

The U’s may count themselves fortunate, having conceded two avoidable goals that kept Sutton on their toes.

Former Cambridge United defender Louis John opened the scoring, before a penalty from Charlie Cooper was disposed to draw the game level.

Goals from Donovan Wilson and David Ajiboye meant that Sutton had room to breathe, but a late strike from Joe Leslie led to a nervy ending. 

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