Notts County were the big winners on the opening day of the National League season with a 5-0 win over Harry Kewell’s Barnet.

The Bees trailed to a Reuben Rodrigues brace when keeper Josh Doherty was sent off midway through the second half before Cal Roberts, Kyle Wootton and Jim O’Brien completed the scoring.

A 93rd-minute equaliser by Solihull Moors‘ midfielder Joe Sbarra saw the Hollywood Galacticos of Wrexham draw 2-2 having gone ahead through a penalty from big money summer signing Paul Mullin and ex-Manchester United and Derby County midfielder David Jones.

Stockport County went down to a surprise 3-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge having taken a ninth-minute lead through John Rooney, and ex-Yeovil Town striker Kabongo Tshimanga opened his account for Chesterfield in a 2-0 win at Aldershot Town.

Gary Johnson’s Torquay United lost 3-1 at home to Altrincham with Cristiano Ronaldo…..sorry, Gabby Rogers playing 82 minutes at Plainmoor.

Former Glovers Rhys Murphy and Nathan Ralph both played in Southend United‘s 1-0 win at King’s Lynn Town, who had striker Junior Morias shown a straight red card meaning he will miss the Linnets’ trip to Huish Park next weekend.

In other fixtures, W*ymouth went down 2-0 at home to Boreham WoodWoking won 2-1 at Wealdstone and a last minute winner earned Maidenhead United a 2-1 win at FC Halifax Town.

The results put Yeovil Town in 14th place, up eight spots from the second-from-bottom position they started the day.

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