Bromley followed up a less than impressive home draw with Southend - Southend actually had the best of it - with a loss away at Maidenhead today. They are still 2 points ahead of us but have played an extra game.
Wrexham won away at Alty, taking them to 3rd. I make it that they're W7 D1 L1 in the league since November.
And in the clash at the top, an early goal from Warby made Halifax hopeful of all the points at Chesterfield, but they conceded late and had to settle for a point. The two are tied on 40 points, 4 clear of us.
Chesterfield defeated King's Lynn 1-0 which means they're now 3 points clear of Halifax at the top of the table and 7 ahead of us with the same number of games player. We still have to face them twice, of course, and the average opponent PPG of their first 20 games was below ours (1.2 v our 1.41) suggesting they've had an easier season to date.
Wins for The Daggers (v Dover) and Notts (v Wrexham) see them jump above us into 5th and 6th respectively.
Wrexham took a very early lead at Meadow Lane but shot themselves in the foot by having a man red carded for handball before 10 minutes were on the clock! Considering Notts could only name 4 subs on the day due to injuries/Covid/suspensions, it was a poor result for Wrexham, even if it was their first away loss since October.
Elsewhere, Boreham Wood and Barnet ended 0-0 so that was a good result for us, as was Torquay's late win away at Yeovil.
Tomorrow's only game sees early leaders Grimsby (now down in 10th) hosting 2nd place Halifax.
A really good 2nd half of football, full of intensity and talking points. Having had shouts for a couple of penalties turned down, and seen Halifax bodies clearing off the line, it would have been cruel for Grimsby to lose... and as you say Eps, we'll take the draw too!
With half a season still to play, it's now 6 clubs that have changed their manager. After losing their last 7 in the league and finding themselves in the relegation zone, Weymouth parted company with Brian Stock.