Salford City stay second in the Conference North despite a 3-2 defeat at home at the weekend.

The Ammies eleven game unbeaten run comes to an end as Leamington edged them out by the odd goal in five, Curtis Revan’s eighty fifth minute winner the difference between the two teams.Mike Phenix having twice levelled for the home team.

FC United followed up the nine man victory over Stockport County in the FA Cup  with a 3-3 draw at bottom club North Ferriby on a rainy Saturday in Humberside. The Reds will be disappointed not to leave Grange Lane with all three points, especially after holding the lead on two occasions.

Meanwhile Stockport bounced back from their disappointing midweek FA Cup exit in by gaining a well-earned point at Darlington.They though requireda stoppage-time equaliser by  Jason Oswell to cancel out a deflected Scott Duxbury own goal from early in the second half.

Mitch Curry’s 87th minute finish sent league leaders Harrogate Town home with all three points at Tameside Stadium.Joe Leesley’s ninth of the season gave Town the lead, but Curzon hit back with a super strike from Chris Rowney.

In the Evo Stik Premier Division, Altrincham ran amok against Rushall Olympic in a game that saw  captain Jake Moult and his fellow midfielder, Simon Richman, reach their 250th appearances for the Club. They moved up to third with this comfortable win 4-0 against a  Rushall side reduced to ten men after 50 minutes with Alty already two up.

Stalybridge continue to turn their season around making it two wins on the bounce and unbeaten in four with a wonderful display over Matlock with a 4-1 win.Two goals from Theo Bailey-Jones after Liam Dickinson had set them on their way early in the first half leaves Stalybridge just a point from getting out of the relegation zone.

Our other local clubs were in FA Trophy action at the weekend. Mossley are the only club safely through to the next round  with a 3-1 victory over Skelmersdale United.

Droylsden have to do it all again on Tuesday night after a Kilheeney goal cancelled out an Ossett Albion first half penalty in West Yorkshire.

Trafford,Hyde and Radcliffe’s participation in the competition though came to an end at the first hurdle.Missed chances cost Trafford dearly at Prescot Cables as they went down 3-1, while Radcliffe, despite playing well for the ninety minutes finished on the losing side at Kendal.Two nil down at Half Time, they fought back well in the second half with Tom Peers getting them back in the game early on but the home side held on.

Hyde United could not replicate their FA Cup form losing 2-1 at Cleethorpes Town.


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