Stockport County are the highest placed team in our region this weekend, winning by a single goal against the high-flying Chorley, Danny Lloyd scoring the only goal of the game in the second half, extending their winning October run to four matches and move to within three points of the play-off positions
Performance of the day though in the Conference North must go to FC United, winning 2-0 at fifth place Kidderminster Harriers, courtesy of an own goal and a Luke Ashworth header.
Salford City suffered their first home defeat of the season against Tamworth, two goals, one in each half from Ross Dyer saw the Staffordshire side take all three points in a game that saw Salford fail to take their chances.
Both Altrincham and Stalybridge remain in the relegation places after both losing at home at the weekend.
Alty were lucky to go in at half time only one goal behind after AFC Telford hit the woodwork three times, Connor McCarthy and Bradley Reid the scorers for the visitors in a performance that left boss Jim Harvey saying that there was nothing positive to talk about.” It was very poor” as his side sit six points from safety.
Stalybridge lost by the odd goal in five at Bower Field. Westcarr and Smith had given Alfreton a two goal lead at half time but Spencer and Chipperfield levelled things in the second half but the home fans were broken in second half injury time by Liam Hearn’s curling shot.
Curzon Ashton’s unbeaten record through October came to an end at Brackley, two second half goals sunk Curzon, in a game that also saw a red card for Joe Guest
Into the Evo Stik Premier Division and Ashton United shared the points at Sutton Coldfield.The draw leaves Ashton in eighth place, three points off the play offs. Ashton twice came from behind on Sutton Coldfield’s plastic pitchto secure a point
In Division One North, Droylsden got all three points for the first time since the end of October, in a 3-1 victory to home to Goole, Rouse, Caddick and Lewis scoring for the Bloods.
Hyde also got three goals as they entertained bottom of the table Burscough, coming back from being 2-1 behind at Half Time with second half goals from Bevin and Andy Bishop with two minutes left sparing the blushes against a team who average age was 19 years and 4 months.
Radcliffe Boro lost out by a two-goal margin to Ossett Albion in Yorkshire, James Eyles and Nicholas Matthews first half goals the difference in what was a tight game, while Trafford continued to upset Mossley’s home firm with a 4-1 thrashing at Seel Park.Two second half goals from Aaron Burns and a drive from Craig Robinson winning the game after Tom Pratt had pulled the Lillywhites level early in the second half.