AFC Fylde’s stunning 8-1 win at Oxford City helped The Coasters climb to fourth in the Vanarama Conference North this weekend, but what else happened in the division on Saturday?
Barrow stayed top of the table thanks to a hard fought 1-0 win against Worcester City at Holker Street. Andy Cook’s 21st minute goal was the difference between the two sides. Worcester now sit 18th in the table.
Hot on Barrow’s heels are Boston United who had an impressive 3-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue, who The Coasters play tomorrow evening. A brace from Dayle Southwell and another from Zak Mills helped see off The Avenue.
Chorley are also going strong after winning promotion to the Conference North last season. They stayed level with Boston on 14 points after a comfortable 3-0 win at recently relegated Tamworth. Two goals just before half time killed the game off and Chorley made sure of the win when Hine scored his second of the game with just 4 minutes to play.
Guiseley suffered a dip in form after their draw at Kellamergh Park but got back on track this weekend with a 3-0 win over Brackley Town. Guiseley are now back in the top five whilst Brackley remain in trouble, sitting second bottom with only 4 points all season.
North Ferriby led the division for a couple of weeks but were beaten 3-1 by Solihull at home on Saturday. Omar Bogle scored twice including a penalty to open the scoring. Solihull climb to 17th after their impressive victory whilst North Ferriby slip to sixth.
Stockport are in seventh after a 1-1 draw at Hednesford. Hednesford have struggled so far this season after a terrific season last year, reaching the play-off final.
Fylde’s 5-0 win in Wales was the best thing that could have happened to Colwyn Bay as the league’s only Welsh club have won their last two games. Their most recent saw them climb to eighth after a 4-1 hammering of Gainsborough Trinity, with striker Obi Anoruo scoring a superb hat-trick.
Lowestoft are having a solid season in ninth place but would have been disappointed to only draw 0-0 at home to third bottom Harrogate Town.
Leamington claimed an away win at Stalybridge Celtic thanks to a goal from Jason Goddard. Leamington were one of the favourites for the drop before the season but are proving the critics wrong and sit firmly in mid table. Stalybridge are in 15th but well clear of the drop.
Hyde picked up only their second point of the season after a 1-1 draw with Gloucester City at Whaddon Road. Brizell gave Hyde the lead but with 20 minutes to go Griffin equalised for Gloucester and The Tigers still await their first win of the season.
Vanarama Conference North Results 6th September 2014:
Barrow 1-0 Worcester City
Brackley Town 0-3 Guiseley
Bradford Park Avenue 1-3 Boston United
Colwyn Bay 4-1 Gainsborough Trinity
Gloucester City 1-1 Hyde FC
Hednesford Town 1-1 Stockport County
Lowestoft Town 0-0 Harrogate Town
North Ferriby United 1-3 Solihull Moors
Oxford City 1-8 AFC FYLDE
Stalybridge Celtic 0-1 Leamington
Tamworth 0-3 Chorley
AFC Fylde vs Bradford Park Avenue, Boston United vs Oxford City, Chorley vs North Ferriby United, Gainsborough Trinity vs Tamworth, Guiseley vs Colwyn Bay, Harrogate Town vs Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde FC vs Hednesford Town, Leamington vs Gloucester City, Worcester City vs Lowestoft Town