.....South Shields could only draw at home with mid-table Bamber Bridge.
Dylan Vassallo gave Warrington a 16th minute lead at Cantilever Park, only for the Pitmen to pull level through Shane Benjamin 5 minutes later.
But a Josh Amis brace after 42 and 73 minutes sealed the home side` victory and a lead of two points at the summit after Shields were held to a 3-3 draw at Mariners Park.
Another excellent crowd of 1,582 saw late drama and a battling Brig comeback.
Nathan Lowe had Shields ahead inside the opening 2 minutes, and when former Gateshead favourite Jon Shaw made it 2-0 right on the stroke of half-time, there looked like being only one winner.
But an Ali Waddecar penalty after he had been fouled by Nathan Lowe pulled the visitors back into the game after 63 minutes.
Then on 72 minutes, the hosts were also awarded a penalty after a foul on Josh Gillies and Robbie Briggs made it 3-1 from the spot.
But on 80 minutes, Chris Marlow pulled a second back for Brig from close range.
And 3 minutes later, a corner was headed into the bottom corner by Matt Lawlor as Bamber Bridge drew level to earn a point.
Farsley Celtic made it three consecutive victories with a 2-1 win over promotion rivals Nantwich Town and are now third with the Dabbers fourth.
Adam Clayton gave Farsley a deserved lead in the 17th minute, before James Lawrie eventually equalised for the Dabbers in the 78th minute.
The visitors missed an array of chances and were made to pay as Ben Atkinson struck an 86th minute penalty after Lewis Turner had been brought down to earn all three points for the Celts.
Scarborough Athletic occupy the final play-off spot after winning 4-1 at the Flamingo Land Stadium against struggling Stafford Rangers.
A crowd of 947 saw James Williamson after 10 minutes and Luke Lofts 10 minutes later give Boro a two-goal cushion.
Jake Charles reduced that to one 5 minutes before the break, but a Simranjit Thandi own goal 10 minutes after the restart restored Boro`s two goal advantage which James Walshaw stretched to three from the spot in time added on at the end of the game.
Gainsborough Trinity lost ground in sixth after losing 1-0 at the team now immediately below them, Buxton.
The Bucks, who have two games in hand on Trinity, are now six points behind them, courtesy of John Pritchard`s 21st minute effort.
At the other end of the table, North Ferriby United are seemingly doomed and now 20 points adrift of the safety mark after going down to a 2-0 defeat at The Chadwick Stadium to the team in second-bottom spot, Workington AFC.
The Reds are now four points behind fourth-bottom Stafford with three games in hand.
The experienced Garry Thompson just before the break and Jason Walker just after it were the Reds` marksmen.
Third-bottom Mickleover Sports trail Stafford by a point but lost 3-0 at Marine AFC.
After a goalless first half, Craig Carney gave the Mariners the lead 10 minutes after the break and loanee Niall Cummins doubled that 17 minutes from time, with a Ben Turner own goal giving the hosts a three-goal lead 7 minutes from the end.
Witton Albion had suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats but bounced back to win 2-0 at Bower Fold against Stalybridge Celtic.
Rob Hopley after 16 minutes and Tom Owens on 65 minutes with the Albion goals.
Matlock Town ended a run of five games without a win after beating Hyde United 2-1 at Ewen Fields.
Luke Hinsley have the Gladiators a 34th minute lead that Nicky Platt cancelled out 3 minutes after the break.
But Craig Westcarr won it for the visitors 14 minutes from time.
Whitby Town and Lancaster City shared a 1-1 draw at the Turnbull Ground in the day`s other game.
Both goals came within 3 minutes of each other just before half-time – Matty Blinkhorn`s opener for the Dolly Blues being levelled by Leon Scott for the Seasiders.