Simon Hahn / 21st October 2019

National North Round-up  21/10/2019

National North Round-up  21/10/2019

The latest from around the league

We made the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday for the first time as a fan owned club.

Away from the FA Cup four National North matches took place which resulted in us dropping two places to 14th.

Farsley continued their brilliant start to the season as they moved up to third with a 4-2 win away to Alfreton. Nyle Blake put Alfreton ahead inside the first minute, but a goal from Tom Allan and a double from Jimmy Spencer turned the game in Farsley’s favour. Conor Branson kept Alfreton in the game before our former man Dave Syers sealed the victory for Celtic.

Chester missed the chance to go level on points with York at the top of the table after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Blyth. Dan Elliott put Chester ahead inside three minutes, but just three minutes later Michael Sweet levelled. Adam Wrightson then put Blyth in front, before Matty Hughes made it 2-2 before half time. The point moved Blyth off the bottom of the table above Kettering and Bradford Park Avenue.

Gloucester moved up to tenth with a 1-0 success at home to Bradford PA. Joe Hanks scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute.

Our next opponents Guiseley remain in a playoff place despite a 4-1 defeat at Telford. Aaron Williams scored a hat-trick for Telford with Matt Stenson also scoring. Hamza Bencharif scored Guiseley’s consolation.

In the FA Cup after the weekend’s games Boston United, Gateshead, Altrincham, have all reached the first round from the National North.