There were just the three matches that took place in the Vanarama National League North on Tuesday night, which turned out to be an eventful evening for sides at the top and bottom of the league.
FC Halifax Town claimed their seventh consecutive victory in all competitions after overcoming FC United of Manchester 3-1 at the MBi Shay. A second consecutive brace from in-form Tom Denton and a well worked team goal from Jordan Sinnott put the game out of reach for FC United just before half-time.
The Reds thought they had a way back into the match on the 72nd minute when George Thomson thundered in an effort from the outside of box, it proved to be just a consolation in the 72nd minute as The Shaymen move up to third place.
There was contrasting fortunes at the J.Davidson Stadium as West Yorkshire side Bradford Park Avenue grabbed their long awaited first win of the season in an enthralling counter in Greater Manchester, to move level on points with their opponents Altrincham.
James Lawrie opened the scoring within the first ten minutes as Jim Harvey’s side held on until the break. Park Avenue came out firing in the second half and turned the game around with Ben Mckenna, Emile Sinclair and Nicky Wroe all getting on the scoresheet for Avenue. Sean Miller scored as Alty battled back but Mark Bower’s side held on to move themselves off the bottom of the table at the expense of Stalybridge Celtic.
The final game of the evening was at Wetherby Road where Harrogate Town entertained Kidderminster Harriers. Both sides came into the game on the backs of defeats to AFC Fylde and FC United of Manchester respectively.
Liam Truslove opened the scoring for Kidderminster on the half-hour mark and Andre Brown settled the game for Harriers to send them back to the West Midlands with the three points. This was Harrogate’s third consecutive defeat in the league as they drop out of the play-offs with Kidderminster moving up at the expense of their opponents.
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