Barrow had their lead at the top cut to just two points after the Coasters’ 3-1 victory over Leamington on Tuesday night and have a tricky game at home to Boston United tomorrow. The Bluebirds are two points clear of Fylde but know that anything less than a win could see them relinquish their grip on top spot. Boston can draw level with Solihull in the final play-off place with a win.
Bradford Park Avenue have struggled for form this season and sit precariously close to the relegation zone in 19th place. They welcome relegation rivals Gloucester City to the Horsfall Stadium with the Tigers looking to build on their great win against Barrow last week. Bradford can climb to 15th with victory whilst Gloucester can go 17th with all three points.
Solihull Moors make the trip west to face Colwyn Bay. Solihull have once again had a strong season largely thanks to 15 goal striker Omar Bogle. Solihull start the day 5th just one point behind Chorley in 4th and could cement their play-off place with a good result in North Wales. Colwyn move into the top ten if they win and other results go their way.
Still feeling the effects of the defeat at a bitterly cold Kellamergh Park on Tuesday night, Leamington travel to Yorkshire to face a strong Guiseley side who are still in the title race. Guiseley swept Stockport aside two weeks ago and Leamington know they will have to put in a great performance if they are to get a good result from this one.
Hednesford have had a stop-start season in their quest for promotion following last season’s successful season which ended in the play-offs. They currently occupy 11th place ahead of a home game against Gainsborough Trinity. Trinity are in 16th place, only four points above the drop zone and could do with three points to settle any relegation battle fears.
Lowestoft Town have a tough home game against Chorley who are looking to extend the gap to the chasing pack just outside the play-off places. Lowestoft have struggled recently and sit 17th on 21 points, 13 places below their opponents. The Magpies will be looking to bounce back after being held at home by Colwyn Bay a fortnight ago.
Stockport County lost their unbeaten home record this season to Guiseley two weeks ago and face a trip east to play North Ferriby United. Stockport lie just outside the play-off places in 6th whilst their opponents have been solid all season but havent picked up enough wins and are 10th on 28 points, 3 points behind the Hatters. If either side can win it could just change their season.
Hyde make the long trip south to play Oxford City. Oxford have been flirting with the automatic promotion places and play-off places for some time but are currently 8th, 3 points and 3 places below the play-offs. Hyde’s win over North Ferriby a fortnight ago put them on 10 points but still 10 off safety and they will have to try and contain Adi Yussuf, the league’s second highest scorer this season.
Worcester’s FA Cup run came to an end in thrilling fashion in mid week and they play Stalybridge Celtic at Bower Fold knowing they have games in hand on the teams above them. They are currently 4 points off the play-offs in ninth place but Stalybridge are struggling in 21st place and were soundly beaten at Kellamergh Park in their last game so confidence is low.
Improving Tamworth are at home to Harrogate Town, one of the league’s most inconsistent sides. The Lambs have turned a corner since their 3-0 defeat to the Coasters in October and are now 12th after being second bottom two months ago. Harrogate are two places and two points behind their opponents and lost their Yorkshire derby with Bradford Park Avenue in their last game, whilst Tamworth won their most recent game 2-1 at Gloucester City.