Barrow retained their four point lead at the top of the Vanarama Conference North with a 2-0 win over Gainsborough Trinity at the Northolme. Goals either side of half time from Andy Cook and Dan Pilkington secured another win for the Bluebirds who’s next game is a trip to Gloucester City.
Guiseley kept up with the leaders with an impressive 3-0 win at Stockport County, inflicting the first home league defeat of the season on the Hatters. Danny Boshell grabbed the first after 12 minutes but they had to wait until the 69th minute for their second through Adam Boyes before Oli Johnson completed the scoring.
Chorley lost ground on the top two and fell to fourth after a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Colwyn Bay. Dale Witham hit the crossbar for the hosts while Sam Ashton kept Colwyn at bay with two superb stops to keep it 0-0. Chorley are now seven points behind leaders Barrow.
Solihull Moors will be kicking themselves after letting a 3-0 lead slip to draw 3-3 with Lowestoft Town. Goals from Ryan Beswick, an Omar Bogle penalty and Reece Fleet had Solihull three up before Jarvis pulled one back for the visitors. Ainsley and Reed struck in the second half for Lowestoft to earn them a point despite being down to 10 men when goalkeeper Richardson was sent off for bringing down Bogle.
Marc Newsham’s 74th minute goal earned Boston United a point at home to Brackley Town. The visitors took the lead on 17 minutes when Sam Whittall headed in but they couldn’t hold on and with 15 minutes to go Newsham stabbed home in his comeback game after a lengthy spell out injured.
Bradford Park Avenue won the Yorkshire derby with Harrogate Town after a 2-0 win at Wetherby Road. An early strike from Chib Chilaka put Bradford infront and Danny Frost made the game safe with a second just after half time. Bradford are now five points clear of the drop zone whilst Harrogate are 13th, five points ahead of their victors.
A midlands derby saw Leamington and Hednesford come from the New Windmill Ground with a point apiece. Glenn Walker gave Hednesford the lead after 3 minutes when he lashed in a rebound after the Leamington keeper only parried away a shot. Leamington equalised on 65 minutes through Danny Newton as he stabbed home from close range.
Finally, Hyde won only their second game of the season after a 1-0 victory over North Ferriby United at Ewen Fields. The only goal of the game came on 13 minutes courtesy of Connor Hughes’ neat finish. The result leaves Hyde just six points from safety on ten points whilst North Ferriby missed the chance to close in on teams like Stockport County, Oxford City and Boston United.