Simon Hahn / 15th August 2019

National North Round-up  15/08/2019

National North Round-up  15/08/2019

The latest from around the league

We fell to our second defeat of the season on Monday night at Curzon Ashton despite Tyrone O’Neill’s first competitive goal for the club. It leaves us 16th in the table going into this weekend’s games.

York City lead the way on ten points from four games after a 3-0 success at Blyth.  Kallum Griffiths and Alex Kempster put York in control before the break, with Kieran Green sealing the win early in the second half. Blyth are now bottom of the table and are the only team in the division yet to register a point.

Guiseley are second after an impressive 3-1 win at home to Spennymoor. Aaron Martin put Guiseley ahead, before an own goal brought the Brewers level. Shortly into the second half Martin got his second to put the hosts back in front before Lee Shaw wrapped up the victory.

Our next opponents Southport continued their great start to the season with a 3-0 win away at Farsley. Southport remain unbeaten and are yet to concede a goal. David Morgan, Devarn Green and Raul Correia gave Port the win.

Hereford are up to fifth thanks to a 1-0 victory over Telford United. Rowan Liburd scored the only goal of the game early in the second half.

Gloucester are sixth after coming from 2-0 down to win away to Kidderminster Harriers. Ashley Chambers and  Declan Weeks had put Harriers in control, but Joe Parker, Marlon Jackson  and Joe Hanks gave Gloucester a huge 3-2 win.

King’s Lynn Town occupy the final playoff spot after earning a 1-1 draw at Brackley. Lee Ndlovu gave Brackley the lead on 57 minutes, but Adam Marriott scored deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for Kings Lynn.

Gateshead and Bradford PA are both yet to register a  victory after they held each other to 1-1 draw on Tuesday night. JJ O’Donnell put the Heed in front, but Lewis Knight scored to give Park Avenue their first point of the season and move them off the foot of the table.

Chester grabbed a dramatic late draw at Kettering to keep them unbeaten. An Own goal put Kettering ahead inside the final 20 minutes. They then had the chance from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 but missed before being reduced to ten men. Chester then struck in the second minute of stoppage time with a penalty of their own to earn a point thanks to Akwasi Asante.

Boston are into the top ten after a 1-0 win over Leamington. Jordan Thewlis scored the winner before he became one of four men,two each side, sent off in the final minute of normal time following a melee between the teams

In the final midweek game Altrincham picked up their first win of the season with a 3-2 success at home to Alfreton. Altrincham twice lead through  Connor Hampson and James Jones, but on both occasions Alfreton levelled thanks to Danny Clarke and  Daniel East. However, on the third occasion when John Johnston scored for Alty with five minutes to go they were able to hold on for the win.