Torquay United knocked off the top
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Torquay United have been knocked off the top of the National League for the first time in more than four months.
Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Hartlepool United, a fifth home game without a win for the Gulls, reduced their once double-figure lead to goal-difference.
On Tuesday night, while Torquay-v-Aldershot Town was postponed because of the Shots' Covid-19 issues, Sutton United continued their remarkable run with a from-behind 2-1 win over Yeovil Town at Gander Green Lane.
The result leaves Matt Gray's Ambers on a streak which reads W10 D3 L2, and they are now three points ahead of the Gulls, with a game in hand.
That surge has coincided with a poor spell for Torquay - they have taken only 12 points from a possible 30.
The rest of Tuesday's results didn't go too badly for United.
Hartlepool did move over the Gulls into second place, but only with a 1-1 draw at Altrincham with ten men.
- 1 For our 'rock' as much as anybody, everything is crossed for promotion
- 2 Desperate men killing the game
- 3 National League round-up
- 4 Plans unveiled to demolish Torquay Debenhams store
- 5 All aboard the Land train for lots of fun - and a history lesson or two!
- 6 Prince Philip's final resting place will be in tiny chapel
- 7 Weekend watch for Torquay United
- 8 Brooke and her band of little helpers walk tall for crisis-hit pony club
- 9 Mum-of-two Robyn recognised as 'outstanding student - and she runs her own business
- 10 I hope formality is put aside and the Queen is able to grieve for Prince Philip
Stockport (5-0 at Solihull) and Wrexham (2-0 at Barnet) both closed to within four points, although they have played more games than United, and Notts County lost ground with a 2-1 home defeat to FC Halifax Town.