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Football Conference Roundup

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 27 Jan 2014
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After Cambridge closed the gap to just one point with a 1-0 over Tamworth on Tuesday night, it was up to league leaders Luton to respond…and respond they did. John Still’s men hosted Nuneaton on Saturday and produced an emphatic victory to stretch their lead at the top once more. A superb hatrick from striker Andre Gray gave the Hatters a 3-0 win, which has opened up a three point gap between themselves and Cambridge after The U’s could only manage a point in a six goal thriller at Dartford.

The showdown at Princes Park was certainly the game of the weekend as Dartford and Cambridge played out an action packed 3-3 draw. After going behind 2-0 to two early Ryan Bird goals the Darts, who lie 23rd in the table fought back to gain an unlikely point.

High scoring draws were a theme in this weekend’s conference fixtures as both Aldershot vs Town and Lincoln vs Woking produced 2-2 draws. A brace from Lee Gregory has kept Town within touching distance of the play-off spots, whilst the point for Aldershot has kept them just afloat of the drop zone.

The future is looking bleak for bottom of the league Hyde, as they were condemned to yet another defeat. The 3-0 win for Tamworth gave them an invaluable three points and are now only one point from safety.

Third place Alfreton Town have kept their dreams of automatic promotion alive with a 2-1 win away at Welling United. Alfreton are still eight points off top spot but with over a third of the season to go you cannot rule them out.

Elsewhere there were wins for midtable Forest Green Rovers and Hereford United, whilst a last gasp strike from Mauro Vilhete snatched a 1-0 win for Barnet at home against Southport,  to give the bee’s their first win in five games to get their bid to bounce straight back to the football league back on track.


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