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National League mid-week round-up: Leyton Orient back on top

Macauley Bonne English Football League

Leyton Orient moved back to the top of the National League with a thrilling turnaround at home to Eastleigh.

The O’s trailed 2-1 at half-time with Paul McCallum grabbing both goals for the Spitfires, having temporarily been level when Josh Koroma equalised for the hosts.

But Justin Edinburgh’s side roared back in the second half and strikes from Macauley Bonne and James Brophy handed Orient a crucial 3-2 win which sees them move two points clear.

AFC Fylde strengthened their position in the play-offs with a 1-0 win over Gateshead thanks to Nick Haughton’s goal.

Relegated Maidstone United recorded a shock win over in-form Barnet. Medy Euto put the visitors in front within the first 60 seconds, but Justin Amaluzor equalised for the Stones at the start of the second half before Rob Swaine bagged the winner.

In National League North, Stockport County smashed Chester 6-0 to move a point clear at the top.

A brace from Nyal Bell and one from Sam Walker saw County three ahead at half-time before Darren Stephenson and Jordan Keane got in on the act with Walker netting his second.

Promotion hopefuls AFC Telford United and Altrincham drew 1-1 as did Alfreton and Hereford.

Blyth Spartans were the other big winners on the night beating relegated Nuneaton Borough 4-1.

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