Simon Hahn / 21st January 2019

National North Round-Up 21/01/2019

National North Round-Up 21/01/2019

The latest action from our division

Our defeat at home to Spennymoor on Saturday saw us slip to 15th in the table. Stephen Thompson scored his 89th goal for the club before two free kicks won the game for the Brewers.

Chorley are now seven points clear at the top of the table after a 3-0 win over Guiseley who continue to slip down the table. Josh Wilson put the league leaders ahead early on with Adam Blakeman and Alex Newby both scored in the second half to seal the victory.

Bradford Park Avenue slipped to third after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Blyth Spartans. Sean Reid put Blyth ahead before Conor Branson levelled for Bradford inside the last quarter of an hour.

Stockport County moved up to second with a 3-1 win over York. Matthew Warburton scored twice to put County in control before Alexander Kempster pulled one back for York. However, Warburton sealed his hat-trick and the three points just two minutes later.

Telford United are fifth after they lost 1-0 to eighth place Kidderminster Harriers. Nicholas Clayton-Phillips scored the winner for Harriers in the third minute.

Altrincham are only a point behind Telford after a 1-0 victory over Southport. Jake Moult scored the only goal of the game for Alty early in the second half.

Chester suffered a shock defeat at home to Curzon Ashton, but remain in the final playoff place. Oliver Crankshaw scored the winner as the Nash won 1-0.

Brackley Town also won 1-0 with a late goal at Alfreton Town to keep them in touch with the top seven. Daniel Nti scored in the final minute of normal time to earn Brackley the points.

Nuneaton remain cut adrift at the bottom after a 2-2 draw at 19th place Hereford. Thomas Owen-Evans scored a double for Hereford while Michael Calveley scored both the goals for Nuneaton.

Second bottom Ashton United picked up a huge 1-0 win over third bottom FC United of Manchester. Aaron Chalmers gave Ashton the victory in the 75th minute.

In the final game of the week mid-table Boston United and Leamington held each other to a 1-1 draw. Colby Bishop put Leamington ahead in the third minute with Benjamin Davies earning a point for the hosts.