A Fraser Kerr own goal and Brad Walker’s finish put Wrexham in control before Armstrong, who recently returned from injury, grabbed his first goal for the Heed since late August.

But a stoppage time goal from Rekeil Pyke diffused any hopes of a comeback from Gateshead as Wrexham climbed their way to the summit of the National League.

Connor Ripley featured for Accrington Stanley, who conceded a late equaliser away to Coventry City on Saturday.

Stanley have made a strong start to life in League One and currently sit inside the Play-Off places, and Offande Zanzala nudged them in front just before the hour.

Glovesman Ripley was on his guard for the away side as he denied Conor Chaplin just before Stanley went ahead.

However Michael Doyle grabbed the leveller with three minutes of normal time to spare, with Accrington still occupying sixth spot on goal difference.

Fellow goalkeeper Zach Hemming was between the posts for Darlington who drew a blank at home to Guiseley.

The 0-0 draw stretches the Quakers’ unbeaten run to five games, drawing three in succession and winning two.

Hemming, who's joined Darlington on a month's loan, went straight into the starting line-up for the Quakers last Tuesday for their trip to Bradford Park Avenue, with the stopper helping them to a point in West Yorkshire. 

Alex Pattison was introduced with 40 minutes left in Yeovil Town’s visit to Morecambe, but it was the home side who came out on top.

Ajay Leitch-Smith and Rhys Oates gave Morecambe a two-goal advantage, with Pattison brought on shortly after the second, while fellow Glovers loanee Enes Mahmutovic remained on the bench. 

Olufela Olomola pulled one back for Yeovil, but the visitors couldn’t find another to earn a point at the Globe Arena.

Nathan McGinley and Forest Green Rovers were edge out 2-1 by League Two pacesetters Lincoln City.

John Akinde’s opener for the Imps was cancelled out by Reece Brown’s effort, with Kellan Gordon snatching the winner for the league leaders.

George Miller played 88 minutes for Bradford City, who fell to their sixth successive defeat at the hands of League One table-topping Portsmouth.

Pompey captain Gareth Evans scored early on for the visitors, and the Bantams were reduced to 10 men with seven minutes left when Adam Chicksen was shown a second yellow card.

Marvin Johnson was an unused substitute for Sheffield United, who were knocked off the top of the Championship table by Nottingham Forest.