Harrogate closing in on the leaders
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH: York City lost for the first time since Christmas, 2-0 at former Football League foes Stockport.
More than 4,000 fans watched the hosts end York’s unbeaten six-game run thanks to first-half goals from Daniel Stephenson and Matty Warburton.
Harrogate Town capitalised on Salford City’s 2-1 defeat at Brackley to move within five points of the leaders after beating Telford by the same scoreline.
York fell behind on 24 minutes when Warburton played Stephenson clear and he blasted a low shot past Adam Bartlett.
Then, just past the halfhour, Mark Warburton fired a low edge-of-the-area shot underneath the body of Bartlett.
York, who have only kept one clean sheet in 22 matches, improved but Amari MorganSmith was twice denied by Ben Hinchliffe and Jon Parkin’s header was cleared off the line.
A fifth straight home win for Harrogate was secured after Joe Leesley curled home his 18th goal of the season on 33 minutes and Simon Ainge’s header doubled the advantage early in the second half. Telford grabbed a 90th-minute consolation through Jordan Murphy.
Ten-man Ferriby ended their 11-game losing streak by winning their first point since November 4 during a 2-2 draw at Chorley.
Brett Agnew headed the visitors in front on 19 minutes, but ex-York striker Jason Walker and Josh O’Keefe converted from Adam Blakeman’s corners
After Jordan Slew had a shot cleared off the line, Jordan Harrow levelled and Ferriby held on despite Paul Robson’s 79thminute red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity.
Bradford Park Avenue shared the spoils 0-0 at Nuneaton despite Danny Boshell being dismissed for a second bookable offence.