Altrincham’s 2-0 victory consigned Wealdstone to a fourth successive National League loss, after they were also beaten 4-3 in a thriller against Aldershot at the weekend.

The hosts dominated much of the early play, with both Dan Mooney and Matty Kosylo producing near misses as an opening goal looked imminent.

Eventually it was Josh Hancock who struck in the 39th minute, capitalising on an attacking run from Kosylo that created a corner and heading the resulting ball in at the near post.

The victory was then sealed by Alistair Smith in the 79th minute when the midfielder collected the ball after a Tom Peers effort and slotted it past the visitors’ keeper.

It was Stones’ second defeat in four days and their fourth on the trot, after they came unstuck at home at the weekend.

Aldershot moved themselves into the Vanarama National League play-off picture with a 4-3 victory at Grosvenor Vale, where five of the goals were scored in an entertaining first half.

Jon Nouble fired Aldershot ahead with seven minutes on the clock but Wealdstone levelled through Dennon Lewis in the 19th minute before Alex Dyer turned the tie around and put the home side in front just two minutes shy of the half hour mark.

However, the advantage would not last, as Aldershot regained the lead just before half-time following further goals from Jermaine Anderson and Chike Kandi.

Josh Rees doubled the deficit when he got Aldershot’s fourth with 15 minutes to go but a penalty, converted by Stones’ Moses Emmanuel, five minutes later set up a tense finish.

Unfortunately for the home side,that was the end of the scoring as Aldershot held on for a thrilling 4-3 win.

The defeats put Stones 18th in the table.