Barrow lead the Conference North for the first time in over a month after they capitalised on Fylde’s defeat with a 1-0 victory over Guiseley. Andy Cook’s goal just before half time was enough to edge it for the Bluebirds against a side who are in the play-off picture themselves. Barrow lead the division by a single point whilst Guiseley are in 8th place.

Brackley Town and Colwyn Bay played out a 1-1 draw with both goals coming early in the match. Marc Williams put the visitors infront after just 9 minutes but their lead didn’t last long as Ryan Rowe converted a penalty just two minutes later. Brackley now find themselves 16th after a decent run of form whilst Colwyn are firmly in mid table in 12th.

Tamworth put their recent poor form behind them to win 4-2 at Bradford Park Avenue. Goals from Styche,Jackson and a bace from Daniels earned all three points for the Lambs. Chib Chilaka and Ryan Qualter scored for Park Avenue. Bradford now lie 18th in the table with Tamworth now occupying the place below them in 19th.

Chorley are 4th after a seemingly comfortable victory at Gainsborough Trinity turned into a thrilling last gasp finish with the Magpies eventually winning 4-3. Goals from Jack Dorney, Dale Whitham and a Josh Hine brace had Chorley 4-0 up after half an hour however Liam Davis, Simon Russell and Dominic Roma made it a nervy ending. Gainsborough sit 17th, four points above the drop zone.

Harrogate’s good run of form continued on Saturday with an impressive win over Stockport County. James Walshaw and Lloyd Kerry gave the home side a 2-0 lead and although Kristian Dennnis halved the defecit with six minutes to go it wasn’t enough and Stockport have now lost back to back league fixtures. County move down to 9th whilst Harrogate move up to 13th.

Midlands rivals Leamington and Worcester drew 2-2 at the New Windmill Ground. Two first half penalties from Matt Dodd put the brakes firmly in control but Worcester hit back with Jordan Murphy and Michael Symons levelled the match and both sides remain locked in mid table in 14th and 11th respectively.

Gloucester City eased their fears of relegation with a surprise 3-0 win at Lowestoft Town. The game remained goalless until just after the hour mark when Groves scored for the visitors, before Billy Jones and Harry White goals in the last 10 minutes put the gloss on what was an excellent performance from the Tigers. Gloucester are now 20th whilst Lowestoft drop to 15th.

North Ferriby came back from 3-1 down at half time to claim a terrific 4-3 win over Oxford City who slip out of the play-off places. Darren Pond gave the visitors the lead after 10 minutes but Mark Gray equalised for Ferriby just before the half hour mark. Two goals in a minute from Pond and Javier Rodriguez put Oxford firmly in control at half time. Tom Denton equalised for the hosts after 62 minutes before Nathan Jarman and Jamie Yates sealed the comeback.

Marcus Bignot celebrated being named Manager of the Month for October with a 3-0 win over basement club Hyde. Ryan Beswick scored either side of Darryl Knights’ goal to record an easy win for the home side who now leapfrog to third in the table. Hyde are now five points adrift of safety.

A hat-trick from Steve Diggin inspired Hednesford to a 5-0 away win at struggling Stalybridge Celtic. Glenn Walker and Marvin Robinson also scored to complete the rout at Bower Fold. Hednesford are now in 5th place whilst Stalybridge slip into the relegation zone.

Don’t forget that there is free travel for all supporters to the FA Cup game at Plymouth on Saturday. Coach bookings are being taken now at the club shop on Station Road, Kirkham which is open from 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Phone bookings are also possible on 01772 682593.