Hands up if you had King’s Lynn down as the league leaders in early September.
York City had led since August 13 but could only muster a goalless draw in West Yorkshire at Guiseley.
Music to the ears of the Ian Culverhouse’s Linnets who climbed to the summit after overcoming in-form Alfreton Town on Tuesday night.
After Rory McAuley was given his marching orders and Ben Tomlinson snatched a goal back for the Reds, it looked like the spoils might be shared – Adam Marriott had other ideas and put the game to bed eight minutes from time.
AFC Telford were the beneficiaries of a seven goal thriller with Gloucester City.
Luke Russe and Joe Hanks had the Tigers two to the good but Marcus Dinanga, Shane Sutton and Aaron Williams all netted after the break to put the result beyond doubt for the home side.
Farsley Celtic notched three without reply at the Horsfall.
Tom Allan, Jordan Richards and Ben Atkinson were all on target as the Celts bagged their fourth win of the season against Bradford (Park Avenue).
Brackley Town bounced back from Saturday’s defeat to Gateshead in the best possible fashion.
James Armson’s second half goal put the seal on a fine 3-1 win at Kidderminster Harriers.
Altrincham saw a late red card end effectively end their comeback against Southport.
Raul Correia and Kieran Glynn put the hosts in a strong position going into the interval.
Jordan Hulme reduced Alty’s deficit to one before Simon Richman was sent for an early bath.
Kettering are still looking for their first win since the opening weekend after another defeat – this time at the hands of Boston – Jay Rollins and a Sam Cartwright own-goal getting the Pilgrims over the line.
Incidentally, the result leaves Craig Elliott’s men unbeaten in three with just one defeat all season.
Elsewhere, JJ O’Donnell’s third-minute goal was enough for Gateshead to notch a maximum against Spennymoor Town.
AFC Telford 4-3 Gloucester City
Bradford (Park Avenue) 0-3 Farsley Celtic
Gateshead 1-0 Spennymoor Town
Guiseley 0-0 York City
Kettering 0-2 Boston United
Kidderminster Harriers 1-3 Brackley Town
King’s Lynn Town 3-2 Alfreton
Southport 2-1 Altrincham
Curzon Ashton 1 – 3 Chester