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Vanarama National North Roundup

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Tue 13 Sep 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town’s three game unbeaten run comes to an end against Gainsborough Trinity after a 3-2 defeat at The Martin & Co. Arena. The Shaymen took the lead twice courtesy of debutant Alex Simmons and Liam King. Billy Heath’s men couldn’t hold on to the lead with Jordan Thewlis getting Trinity back on level terms on both occasions, before Ashley Worsfold scored what proved to be the winner just after half-time.

Salford City went down 2-1 away at Chorley, this being their second defeat in the space of four days. City took the lead through Michael Nottingham but two goals in three minutes from Jason Walker and Dale Whitham gave the Lancashire side the three points as Salford drop down to fifth.

Former Shayman boss Jim Harvey has not got his tenure at Altrincham off to the best start, a 4-1 defeat away at Nuneaton and having Charlie Joyce sent off was not the start Harvey had in mind. A double from Elliot Whitehouse with also goals from Aaron Williams and Joe Ironside managed to kill off Alty in the first half. Sean Miller did grab an equaliser for Harvey’s side but that proved to be ineffective come the final whistle.

Kidderminster Harriers weren’t messing about at Aggborough after running riot against Tamworth scoring six with no reply. Also just to mention they were all different goal scorers -Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Arthur Gnahoua, James McQuilkin, Tyrell Waite, Sam Austin and Liam Truslove (That’s not something you see very often).

Boston United left it late to stage a comeback in their match against Alfreton match. Liam Agnew converted a penalty in the 89th minute, resulting in Sam Edmunson seeing red, just before Gregg Smith snatched all three points from under the noses of Alfreton in the 90+3rd minute. Journeyman Craig Westcarr opened the scoring for Alfreton before Jay Rollins equalized and Ryan Wilson put the Derbyshire side back in front.

High flying Harrogate Town had to come from behind at home to Stalybridge Celtic in their rearranged fixture to go level on points with table toppers AFC Fylde as they cruised to a 3-1 victory. Andy Owens opened the scoring for Celtic to the surprise of many, it took Town until the second half to spring into life with Albanian Andi Thanoj, the prolific Jon-Paul Pittman and Dominic Knowles getting on the score sheet to secure the victory.

Worcester City claimed their third victory in a row at the expense of Brackley Town, whom suffered only their second defeat this campaign. Jordan Murphy opened the scoring shortly into the first half and Colby Bishop made sure of the win in the 83rd minute after dispatching a penalty to move City up to 12th.

Last, and by no means least, Gloucester City kept up their impressive start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over AFC Telford. Former Cheltenham Town man Joe Hanks grabbed a five-minute brace midway through the second period and Chris Knowles opened the scoring in the first.

The Stockport County vs AFC Fylde game was called off due to flash flooding in the Manchester area.

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