Conference North review 6 Dec
|Marc Newsham, scored for Boston United.|
The Hatters lost ground on all 5 teams above them although the only sides to take full advantage of the slip up were the top three. The performance of the day - after Guiseley's - came at Solihull Moors. Moors established a 3-0 first half lead thanks to goals from Ryan Beswick (6), Reece Fleet (34) and an Omar Bogle (39) penalty. With keeper Ashlee Jones sent off after conceding the penalty goal it looked all over for the visiting Lowestoft Town team. They gave their followers some hope by pulling one goals back through Sam Gaughran (44) before half time. Remarkably in the second half Jack Ainsley (48) and Jake Reed (65) earned the ten men a draw..
|Free scoring Omar Bogle|
Chorley 's match saw the only goalless draw of the day as neither they nor visitors Colwyn Bay could find the net.
At the top it's as you were. Barrow recorded a run-of-the mill 2-0 away win. Andy Cook (21) and ex-County player Danny Pilkington (53) got the goals that put paid to Gainsborough Trinity, who also finished the game with 10 men.
Guiseley's win kept them in second place ahead of AFC Fylde who scored 3 goals against Stalybridge Celtic. Celtic stayed in 20th place despite those the heavy defeat with Danny Lloyd (10) and Ritchie Allen (63) making it 2-0 before Danny Rowe (84) finishing the scoring.
This batch of results means County cannot realistically make the top five at the half-way stage even with a win at North Ferriby.
At the bottom Hyde took full advantage of Gloucester City having no game and recorded a second successive Saturday win. Last weekend it was a 4-3 win in the FA Trophy at Tamworth, this time it took just an early goal from Connor Hughes (13) over County's next league opponents. The win was their second of the Conference North campaign and takes them into double figure points after completing half their fixtures.
|Connor Hughes, Hyde FC|
The clubs in 16th to 18th all increased the gap on the relegation spots. I've mentioned Lowestoft, and Brackley. Leamington recorded a 1-1 draw. Glenn Walker (3) scored first for visitors Hednesford Town but the home side found second half equaliser 20 minutes into the second half through Danny Newton. Meanwhile the Yorkshire derby at Harrogate Town went the way of Bradford Park Avenue. A goal in each half from Chibuzor Chilaka (6) and Danny Frost (53) wrapped up the points.
Players with 8 or more Vanarama Conference North goals (sorted by League goals then total goals)
|15 + 0||Omar BOGIE||Solihull Moors||15||0||0|
|12 + 2||Adi YUSSUF||Oxford C||12||1||1|
|12 + 0||Adam BOYES||Guiseley||12||0||0|
|11 + 2||Dayle SOUTHWELL||Boston U||11||1||1|
|11 + 0||James WALSHAW||Harrogate T||11||0||0|
|10 + 0||Andy COOK||Barrow||10||0||0|
|9 + 4||Ritchie ALLEN||AFC Fylde||9||4||0|
|9 + 3||Kristian DENNIS||COUNTY||9||2||1|
|9 + 0||Obi ANOROU||Colwyn Bay||9||0||0|
|9 + 0||Stefan MOORE||Leamington||9||0||0|
|9 + 0||Jason WALKER||Barrow||9||0||0|
|8 + 3||James DEAN||Chorley||8||2||1|
|8 + 3||Tom DENTON||North Ferriby U||8||0||3|
|8 + 2||Danny GLOVER||Hednesford T||8||0||2|
|8 + 1||Charlie GRIFFIN||Gloucester C||8||1||0|
|8 + 0||Darryl KNIGHTS||Solihull Moors||8||0||0|
|10||North Ferriby U||19||4||4||1||21||16||3||3||4||8||9||4||28|