The Non-League Football Paper
STEP 5 & 6 ACTION
UNITED COUNTIES ■
ANSTEY NOMADS went top of Premier North following their 5-1 home win over Belper United, while
Loughborough Students went down 2-1 at Kimberley Miners Welfare.
Luis Rise gave title-chasing Anstey Nomads the lead and Jordan Annable added a second with a header. Shay Brennan bagged a brace in the second half before Richard Hanslow pulled one back, but the hosts then added a fifth when Corey Armeni converted a spot kick. Kimberley’s goals came from James Shaw and Bijan Pakrouz.
Nomads are now just a point clear of Loughborough Students but have three games in hand.
AFC Mansfield recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat visitors
Deeping Rangers 3-2, after Joe Harrison pulled one back before Tommy Lees-Collier equalised and then scored the winner.
A goal by striker Harry Limb, his first since September, gave Boston Town a 1-0 victory at Pinchbeck United.
Ben Sandhu gave Heanor Town the lead at Skegness Town, but James Potts levelled the scores before captain Conor Marshall found the back of the net for a 2-1 victory.
Terry Atem was on target for home side Eastwood CFC as they beat Sherwood Colliery 1-0, although they ended with ten men after Oliver Robison was sent off for a second yellow card.
Quorn were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Melton Town while bottom club Heather St Johns gained a rare point in a goalless draw at Newark & Sherwood United.
Coventry Sphinx took over top spot in Premier South from table toppers
Rugby Town with their 2-0 home win over Cogenhoe United on Tuesday, and further increased their lead with a 2-0 win at March Town United, courtesy of a double by Matty Shipman. Rugby’s game at Milton Keynes Irish was rained off and are now four points behind the new leaders with one game in hand.
Goals by Matty Allan, skipper Declan Roger and Cameron Kengne earned
Godmanchester Rovers a 3-2 win at
GNG Oadby Town. Ben Farrell netted for Eynesbury Rovers in their 1-0 win at Lutterworth Town.
A double from Liam Howard and one goal by Dan Watkin saw Easington Sports return from Rothwell Corinthians with a 3-0 victory.
Bugbrooke St Michaels saw off basement visitors Long Buckby 2-1.
COMBINED COUNTIES ■
RAYNES PARK Vale took a giant step towards the Premier South championship with a 2-1 win away to third-placed promotion hopefuls Jersey Bulls.
In front of a bumper crowd at Springfield Stadium, Vale, who won 7-0 against Frimley Green in the week, took the lead through a 15th-minute own goal and Cal Hope added a second three minutes before the interval.
Fraser Barlow reduced the deficit in the 47th minute but Bulls saw a penalty by Luke Campbell saved by the visitors’ keeper and captain Billy Bishop five minutes later.
A 20-yard strike by Jack Dean in the 61st minute gave second-placed home side Badshot Lea the lead against Tadley Calleva, in a game that was switched to Sheerwater’s ground after the Westfield Lane pitch failed an inspection. Nick Medcraft added a second on the stroke of full time for a 2-0 victory.
Jamie Pearce, Leon Dadey, Jack Webb and Shane Rideout were on target for Guildford City as they triumphed 4-3 at Redhill.
New signing Maddox Holloway scored for Sheerwater in their 4-0 win at Frimley Green, with Chris Machay, Tommy Whitby and Louie Rogers netting.
James Anderson grabbed the winner for Balham as they won 2-1 at Alton, after Tom Lanek got their opener.
Premier North third-placed promotion hopefuls Egham Town went behind at Broadfields United through a Kristian Swaby goal, but equalised via Barsa Mirtahmasebi with Excellence Muhemba finding the back of the net for a 2-1 victory.
Basement side Windsor fought out a 2-2 draw at Spelthorne Sports. The hosts took the lead through Rayan Djouadj before Oliver Barbosa Costa equalised and then gave Windsor the lead. Ellis Pringle then levelled the scores with seven minutes left.
London Lions lost 2-1 at home to Wokingham & Emmbrook who scored Jake Woods and Brandon Curtis.
Hosts Edgware & Kingsbury trounced Chalfont St Peter 4-1 courtesy of goals from Wilberforce Ocran, Emerson Dju, Niko Popov and Brandon Trujillo.
In Division One, a double by Kushon Lewis-Thomas and one goal each from Dillon Rajkovic and Jaiden Celestine-Charles earned third-placed championship contenders Langley a 4-2 home win over Molesey.
LEADERS Newton Aycliffe emphatically beat struggling visitors
Sunderland RCA 9-0.
Eddie Thomas and Liam Adamson struck doubles, while Jake Petitjean, Liam Jarvie, Jack Clarkson, Joe Ferguson and Callum Munro also scored.
Jay Kelly, Sam Atkinson and Jordan Palmer goals gave Carlisle City a 3-1 home victory over Bishop Auckland, who had equalised through Danni Lay.
Ashington leapfrogged the Two Blues and go second, as Lee Mason’s goal secured a 1-0 home victory over lowly
Charlie Graham, Charlie Watt and Adam Burnicle scored as Northallerton Town won 3-0 at Whitley Bay, who had former Blyth Spartans midfielder Stephen Turnbull and Bailey Geliher sent off.
Guisborough Town twice took the lead – through Jordan Fielding and then Michael McGee – but Bradley Hird and Mark Turnbull efforts earned visitors Heaton Stannington a 2-2 draw.
Fifth-placed West Allotment Celtic went four points clear of visitors Whickham after Mikel Thompson and Mechak Kanda’s goals earned a 2-0 win.
A 4-1 home success saw West Auckland Town leapfrog Newcastle Benfield in mid-table.
Josh Scott notched a brace, alongside Lee Hume and Ryan Wright efforts, before Layton Watts’ consolation.
Alex Walker’s goal earned Crook Town a 1-0 win at Tow Law, who had Andrei Ardelean dismissed, while Brad Chisholm’s effort was enough for a Seaham Red Star 1-0 success at Penrith, who had Andy Murray-Jones sent off.
NORTH WEST COUNTIES ■
THE Premier Division’s top two are level on points and goal difference but only after a late flurry from leaders
The Motormen had blown a two-goal lead at Squires Gate but Michael Burkey restored the lead two minutes from the end with an added-time own goal making it 4-2 to the visitors.
Second-placed Avro enjoyed a more comfortable afternoon as goals from Liam Ellis, Louis Potts and Brad Sullivan saw off
Winsford United 3-0.
Bury AFC remain in contention after an own goal two minutes from time bagged a 2-1 win at Charnock Richard.
Things were lively at the bottom as well with Burscough clinging on to hope of survival thanks to a 2-0 win at already-down Ashton Athletic, Laurence Cant and Nuno Rendeiro Silva Costa notching within two minutes of each other deep into the second half.
That closed the gap to safety to seven points despite two of the three teams directly above also winning.
FC Isle of Man won 2-0 at Lower Breck with Charlie Higgins and Sean Doyle on the scoresheet, while a George Chmiel hat-trick helped Barnoldswick Town claim a 4-2 triumph at Prestwich Heys.
Irlam now sit closest to the danger zone having lost 2-0 at home to Litherland REMYCA. Paddy Kennedy’s goal and Will Dunn’s penalty decided it despite the visitors having keeper Jack Reynolds sent off.
Elsewhere, West Didsbury & Chorlton won 2-0 at Kendal Town, Northwich Victoria won 3-2 at Longridge Town and Padiham drew 2-2 with AFC Liverpool.
NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST
WINTERTON RANGERS put six past Albion Sports to keep their noses in front in the Northern Counties East runners-up race.
Samuel Aynsley, Josh Walker and Jack Varley each bagged a brace for the hosts, with Eivind Johnsen netting a second half consolation goal for mid-table Albion.
Meanwhile third place Emley FC – who have three games in hand over Winterton – eased past Knaresborough Town, with a penalty from Sam Cook and a second from Ashley Pashley sealing the points.
Goals from Daniel East, Danny Emerton and Danny Earl were enough for champions North Ferriby to claim another three points at Handsworth, who scored through Samuel Smith midway through the second half to set-up an exciting finish.
Elsewhere Penistone Church scored five without reply at home to Thackley; John Brown, Leon Hurles-Brook, Brett Lovell, Thomas Charlesworth and Kieran Ryan all on the scoresheet for the hosts who netted four times after the break.
Garforth Town put four past Bottesford Town, with the visitors still languishing in the bottom three.
Alfie Wilkinson bagged a brace for rock-bottom Yorkshire Amateur on the road at Hallam, while Toby Kenyon equalised on the stroke of half time for Maltby Main after Lamin Janneh Gitteh’s opener for Silsden AFC.
Eccleshill and Frickley shared their points, Richard Collier equalising for the visitors after Musab Aliya had already netted for the hosts.
And Golcar United’s trip to Barton Town was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.
HELLENIC LEAGUE ■
SECOND-PLACED Malvern Town kept up the pressure on leaders Cribbs with a 3-1 home win over thirdfrom-bottom Tuffley Rovers.
In front of a crowd of 302, Harry Clarke gave the Hillsiders the lead with a spot kick conversion in the 16th minute, followed by a brace by Ben Hayes.
Cribbs’ game at Wantage Town fell victim to the weather, but they are still two points ahead of Malvern with a game in hand, and just four matches of the season left to go.
Worcester Raiders went down 4-0 at home to Hereford Pegasus in front of a crowd of 313, with Jordan Williamson hitting a double and Cawley Cox and Matt James one goal each.
Goals by Josh Mason and Jack Beardsell earned Longlevens AFC a 2-1 win at
Brad Pagliaroli hit two goals followed by a Matt Jones penalty to give Royal Wootton Bassett Town a 3-1 win at
Roman Glass St George.
Lydney Town triumphed 5-3 at
Hereford Lads Club thanks to two goals by Jarred Liddington and one each by Jaheim Allen, Lewis Thompson and Lucas Vaughan, after Matt Williams had given the hosts an early lead with Brandon Williams netting two consolation goals.
In Division One, Ryan Harris and Adam Neale found the net for Southam United as they beat visitors Newent Town 2-1.
Matt Purell Sami Kern scored for Cirencester Town Development in their 2-1 win at Moreton Rangers.
A late goal by James Hawkes gave Long Crendon a 2-1 win at Kidlington Reserves.