Salford City are seven points clear at the top of the Conference North table after a 2-1 win at Tamworth.

They fell behind in the first half through a Verma downward header but were level within four minutes through a Shelton free kick that evaded the Lambs wall before a Mike Phenix stole in at the near post to glance a header home to give the Ammies all three points with a quarter of an hour left.

Stockport shared the points in Lincolnshire with a 2-2 draw at Boston, recovered from going two goals down with a point that keeps them just one point away from the play-off positions,Jimmy Ball’s headed equaliser arriving at the end of five minutes added on by referee Sam Mulhall.

Curzon Ashton  shared the points at the Tameside stadium with visitors Southport, Ben Wharton giving the Nash the lead on nine minutes, though it lasted all of nine minutes when Steven Schumacher levelled from the spot. Jordan Hallam put the visitors in front before Cummins headed home four minutes into first half injury time.

FC United came from behind to beat Telford 3-1 at Broadhurst Park on Saturday afternoon and move out of the relegation zone.Henry Cowan put the visitors one up inside three minutes with Tommy Greaves and a Jason Gilchrist brace giving United a much needed three points.

It was FA Trophy second qualifying round down and Altrincham,Stalybridge and Droylsden all booked their place in the next round while Ashton face a replay.

A hat trick from Jordan Hulme saw Alty home after they had fallen behind to Ramsbottom, James Poole making it four late in the second half.

Stalybridge Celtic ran out 3-2 winners following a frantic last twenty minutes to the game at Bower Fold against Rushall Olympic while all the goals in Droylsden’s 2-1 victory at Stamford came in the first seventeen minutes, the Bloods falling behind in the fourth minute but two goals in two minutes from John Shaw and Luke Daly put Dave Pace’s team into the next round.

Ashton and Warrington will meet again on Tuesday night at Hurst Cross, the Robins emerged with a draw from a game largely dominated by the hosts.

There was League action as well in the Evo Stik Division One North, Hyde United went third in the table after a 1-0 win over Ossett Albion in front of 589 fans, Phattharaphol Khamsuk scoring the only goal in first half injury time.

Mossley conceded a goal 25 second after kick off and falling two behind inside 20 minutes, but rallied brilliantly to turn the game around and send the Lilywhites fans home happy with a resounding 4-2 victory over improving bottom markers Goole.

Radcliffe meanwhile threw away a two goal half time lead at home to Brighouse Town, losing 3-2 while Trafford held league leaders amber Bridge to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter at the Shawe View Stadium, Scott Sephton putting them a goal up after just seven minutes, Linney equalising for the visitors on the half hour mark




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