The Non-League Football Paper
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SHERWOOD COLLIERY pulled off the shock win of the day when they returned from previously-unbeaten longtime Premier North leaders Loughborough Students with a 2-1 victory, Aj Korpal and Gareth Curtis winning it.
A Luis Rose goal gave Anstey Nomads a 1-0 win over visitors Skegness Town, moving the hosts up to second.
Two goals from Syme Mulvany, either side of a Paul Anderson spot-kick, saw visitors Melton Town come from behind to win 3-2 at Newark & Sherwood United.
Max Dungworth and sub Jay Cooper netted for Heanor Town in their 2-0 win at second-from-bottom Heather St Johns.
And in their first win at home since November, Pinchbeck United beat third-from-bottom AFC Mansfield 2-0 thanks to strikes from Avelino Vieira and Andre Williams.
Quorn were held to a goalless draw at home to Sleaford Town which saw them drop down to third on goal difference while Boston Town forced a 1-1 draw at Kimberley Miners Welfare and bottom-of-the-table Selston drew 1-1 draw at home to Leicester Nirvana.
Premier South leaders Rugby Town bounced back from their surprise midweek defeat by Desborough Town to beat bottom-of-the-table Long Buckby 4-0 away with a Jordan Wilson hat-trick and a goal by Liam Francis.
Third-placed Coventry Sphinx maintained their bid for promotion with a 5-0 victory at Lutterworth Town, with Matty Shipman, Loz Rawlings, Cally Stewart, Louis Guest and sub Jordan Hayward on target.
Coventry United crushed visitors
Eynesbury Rovers 7-2, with Harry Chesterton bagging a brace and Mason Platts, Sami Musaffar, Sam Rodber, Renato Pristi and Joseph Agunbiade adding one goal each.
Rothwell Corinthians’ three-match unbeaten run came to an end at Bugbrooke St Michaels, Tom Simmons and new signing Moe Jalkin scoring.
Leam Howards helped himself to the only goal of the game as Easington Sports beat visitors GNG Oadby Town.
In the UCL Knock Out Cup quarter-final, a Josh Sennett goal gave hosts
Deeping Rangers the lead against
Cogenhoe United. Will Bird missed a penalty for Rangers before the visitors equalised through Jessi Obeng but the hosts won the resulting penalty shootout 5-4.
ROBIN JONES COMBINED COUNTIES Ascot
PREMIER NORTH leaders
United moved closer towards the championship with a 1-0 home victory over Wokingham & Emmbrook.
However, they left it until the 94th minute when a goal from substitute Rob Gerrard clinched victory.
Egham Town took the lead against visitors Burnham through a Lonit Talla penalty before Alex Cathline and Danny Campion netted for a 3-0 victory.
Holyport lost 4-1 at home to Hilltop, who netted through Aboudi Ali, Jordi Mumbing, Michael Panford and Hussein Mahdi.
Edgware & Kingsbury beat visitors
Flackwell Heath 3-1 with goals from Cameron Ferguson, Wilberforce Ocran and Michael Dapaah.
James Clark and Michael Capon netted for Virginia Water in their 2-1 victory at Broadfields United.
A 94th-minute goal by Dan Davies gave Reading City a 1-0 win over visitors Oxhey Jets.
And two strikes by Harry Laflin, either side of an own goal, gave Harefield United a 3-2 win at Windsor.
A brace by Elijah Sawyers and a Joshua Keane penalty earned Chalfont St Peter a 3-1 win at North Greenford United.
London Lions won 1-0 at Wembley and Wallingford & Crowmarsh forced a 1-1 draw at Spelthorne Sports.P
Premier South leaders Raynes Park Vale made it 16 wins out of 17 when they beat visitors Alton 3-0, courtesy of goals from Jordan Gallagher, Brad Sweeney and Tim Obisanya.
The six-pointer between second-placed Badshot Lea and thirdplaced visitors Jersey Bulls ended in a 1-1 draw. Jersey also had Fraser Barlow red carded before taking the lead via Lorne Bickley.
Colliers Wood United won 3-0 at Tadley Calleva with Alfie Huckle, Charlie Mart and Aaron Jenkins on target.
Two goals by Jae Kelly and one from Charlie Postance gave Abbey Rangers a 3-0 win over Banstead Athletic while a Jake Roberts penalty and a Josh Rapson earned Horley Town a 2-0 win at AFC Croydon Athletic.
Scott Costello’s first half strike gave
Guildford City a 1-0 win over visitors Cobham and Frimley Green also won at Farnham Town while Jacob Breckon and Sean Swift scored for Sheerwater in their 2-1 win over visitors Knaphill.
Balham returned from Redhill with a 2-1 win and Fleet Town drew 0-0 at
NEWHAVEN moved three points clear at the top of the table after a 3-2 away win at Midhurst & Easebourne on Saturday, Charlie Bennett, Lee Robinson and Demas Ramsis doing the damage for the league leaders.
Second-placed Crawley Down Gatwick lost further ground to Newhaven as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to
Bexhill United with Tom Vickers scoring the game’s only goal for the eighth placed visitors.
Third-placed Broadbridge Heath ran out 3-0 winners away to Peacehaven & Telscombe and there was a welcome 2-1 home victory for fourth-placed Steyning Town against AFC Varndeanians.
Elsewhere, bottom-markers Roffey lost 1-0 at home to Crowborough Athletic and fellow strugglers Alfold were beaten 2-1 at home by Eastbourne Town in fifth spot. Callum Barlow and Ollie Davies were both on target for the away side as they piled on the misery for Alford.
And Hayden Beaconsfield struck a dramatic late winner for AFC Uckfield Town as they beat Horsham YMCA 2-1 at home.
Eastbourne United were left frustrated after they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Loxwood.
Freddie Warren, Lewis Hole and Sam Ellis were all on the scoresheet for Little Common as they secured a 3-2 home success over Lingfield following a five goal thriller for fans.
And in the day’s other game, Hassocks recorded a 2-0 away win over Saltdean United with Phil Johnson opening the scoring for the visitors before an own goal sealed the three points.
CRIBBS regained top spot in the Premier Division as goals from David Duru, Aysa Corrick, Ryan Crouch and Bailey Croome beat Fairford Town 4-0.
Previous leaders Malvern Town went down 3-0 at Thornbury Town who scored via a Jack Sheppard-Cozens penalty and goals from Jack Smith and Harvey Pritchard. Malvern are now a point behind Cribbs but have played two games more.
Worcester Raiders crushed visitors
Chipping Sodbury Town 7-0 with Louis Monaghan and Shay Willock both bagging braces while a double from Will Haves and a stoppage-time winner from Jonyu Welch saw Brimscombe & Thrupp scrape a 3-2 win at Corsham Town.
Jadyn Crosbie netted for hosts Mangotsfield United in their 1-0 win over
Hereford Lads Club.
Hosts Roman Glass St George saw off Hereford Pegasus 1-0 thanks to a Louis Ward strike and two late Charlie Powell goals saw Lydney Town win 2-1 at
The Tuffley Rovers versus Wantage
Town and Westfields versus Bradford Town games both ended as 1-1 draws.
On Friday, Longlevens AFC triumphed 4-0 at Royal Wootton Bassett Town, courtesy of goals from Shaun O’Connor, Shiyak Sutherland, Brad Martin and Jack Beardsell.
In Division One, Matthew Reed grabbed a hat-trick after Robbie Some’s opening goals as FC Stratford won 4-2 at Abingdon United and Craig Woolton, Shane Osbourne, Ryan Horrill and Adam Neale netted for Southam United in their 4-2 win at Bourton Rovers.
SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS
STOTFOLD extended their lead at the top of the table to six points after winning 2-0 at Hoddesdon Town.
Cody Spavins’ virtuoso performance was the difference as he scored two outstanding goals for the visitors.
It’s a result that sees Hoddesdon drop into the bottom two following their 15th defeat of the season as other results went against them.
With Leighton Town not in action, hosts St Panteleimon took full advantage with their key 1-0 win over bottom side
London Colney to leapfrog Leighton and move into second spot.
But Dunstable Town’s recent fine run of form came to and end as they lost 1-0 at Shefford Town & Campton.
And Ardley United won 3-1 at home to Leverstock Green despite the prolific Chris Blunden scoring for the visitors to keep them on their toes.
At the foot of the table, Arlesey Town move out of the bottom two after they won 3-1 at Crawley Green.
Bruno Brito, with a penalty, Tom Millett and Aaron Gooch, were the men on target to secure three vital points.
Colney Heath move up a place to 17th after an outstanding 1-0 win at home to Potton United. Theo Costa was the hosts’ match winner after he scored from Vladut Sighiartau’s excellent crossfield ball 20 minutes from time.
Elsewhere, Cockfosters won 2-1 at
Tring Athletic with George Sippetts scoring the winner following an earlier goal from Reece Barrett.
Saturday’s only other clash saw Risborough Rangers lose 3-2 at home to
Enfield remain league leaders after a 3–0 win at Takeley, Alex Warman and Louis Johnson, with a brace, on target to clinch it before half-time.
Redbridge’s tenth straight win – a 2–0 success over Halstead Town – kept up the pressure thanks to goals from Jamie Price and James Barlow.
FC Clacton returned to third spot with a 5–0 defeat of Southend Manor, Jordan Lartey, Adam Tilson, with two, Mekhi McKenzie and Teddy Collis, all scoring.
lford were also 5–0 winners, against
Clapton. First half strikes from Josh Boxhall, Jake Chadwick, Jack Zelinski and Connor Jones put the Foxes in charge and Caleb Mensah added number five.
Joe Gregory scored the only goal as White Ensign won at West Essex.
Athletic Newham won 2–1 at Little
Oakley, courtesy of Richard Kone’s double, while Saffron Walden Town scored three times in 12 second half minutes to down Sawbridgeworth Town 3–0.
Woodford Town moved briefly up to third on Friday night with a 3–0 win over
Stanway Rovers, Ernest Okoh, Luke Parrott and Wale Ododoyin scoring the goals.
Friday’s “Mayesbrook Park Derby” saw tenants Romford lose 4–3 to landlords
Barking in a thriller for the fans.
Luke Hurst was the Blues’ hero, grabbing a hat-trick, including two in the first five minutes and the 64th-minute winner.
Hassan Nalbant scored twice for Boro to level matters, while Anthony Furlonge netted their second equaliser after Ronaldo Kapica had made it 3–2.
Elsewhere on Saturday, the defences of Buckhurst Hill and Stansted were on form as they vdrew 0–0.