Beware Torquay United and Woking FC as Barnet FC are held and FC Halifax falter at Forest Green Rovers. Wrexham FC, Gateshead FC Macclesfield Town and Braintree Town win to close in on the play-off spots. Bristol Rovers beat the Imps in another outstanding 5-goal thriller at Sincil Bank. Grab your well earned beverage fellow footy fans its time for the People’s Premiership Sunday wrap and its spicier than fajitas with a ghost pepper and Marmite.
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Well, well, well, Telford hold Barnet FC in the allegedly bottom V top mismatch of the week. The Bees do not normally concede on the road until a Gray penalty just before half time, thanks to a ball to the hand of Weston broke that perfect run. Cook hit home on 69 before busy Bee Johnson weaved then stung at close range to put Barnet back in charge. Then four minutes into injury time Phenix, minus the ‘O’ had a go, rising from the AFC ashes to the joy of most of the 1492. Wasn’t that the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue? Must be a sign – although black and blue would be more apt as Telford earned six yellow cards in the ‘lively affair’. Telford stay bottom while Barnet stay a point ahead of The Cards.
Woking, as expected, beat Chester, true to script as Giuseppe Sole got the only goal, slotting home after Morgan’s supplied the lemon dash. Forest Green took down Halifax. Norwood’s header broke the deadlock on 20 with Parkin calmly slotting home nine minutes later. Gateshead clearly need that new and, seventh striker, although don’t count Danny Wright out of the reckoning, for it was his noggin that nodded home to put The Heed fourth and condemn Dartford to fourth bottom.
Torquay continue to get great results at their rivals. Six points thus far in Lincolnshire as well as a host of scalps home and away for the Gulls. They were home flying and two nil up at Grimsby by half-time ,thanks to a close point blank hay-maker from Richards (14) and a solo dribble and drilled low drive from Young. Hurst had every man on deck, to turn the side so when Lewis went off injured the marooned Mariners went down to ten. Four wins on the spin for Torquay – we have been warning fellow Conference footy folk.
Macclesfield and Wrexham keep up the pressure on the play-off pack . Macc won at Dover thanks to Holroyd’s rare close range strike (his first since opening day). It was not quite a storming of the white cliffs with the hosts wasting a chalk board full of chances (13 shots to 3)before keeper Taylor spilled Deverdics drive, allowing on-hand Holrod to sweep up the pieces on 77.
The Dragons, under Kevin Wilkin have developed a spine to match the footballing heritage that has seen them entertain but not quite team the People’s Premiership . Wrexham did the old 1-0 down 2-1 up routine against a determined Welling side who went ahead when Beautyman pounced after Ashton had dilly-dallied and been dispossessed by Tobi Sho-Silva, to supply some silver lining. Apologies for paraphrasing an Owls anthem there. A naught one from Nouble reduced United to 10 and the poetic passers of the Principality made the advantage count. That man Moult finished off a five man to sweetly sweep York’s cross home. Clarke’s winner went like a bullet to cannon in off Fyfield for a much needed second home success of the season.
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Results, Crowds & scorers
|1492||AFC Telford Utd||2||2||Barnet|
|.||T Gray 37 , M Phenix 90+4 ,||.||.||L Cook 68 , E Johnson 80 ,|
|.||Damien Reeves 11 , A Griffin35 , Damien Reeves 65 ,||.||.||Reid 16 , McAllister 43 ,Reason 80 ,|
|751||Braintree Town||2||0||Kidderminster Harriers|
|.||J Mulley 16 , Davis 48 ,||.||.||.|
|754||Dover Athletic||0||1||Macclesfield Town|
|.||.||.||Holroyd 77 ,|
|1005||Forest Green Rovers||2||0||FC Halifax Town|
|.||James Norwood 20 , J Parkin29 ,||.||.||.|
|.||D Wright 53 ,||.||.||.|
|3300||Grimsby Town||0||2||Torquay United|
|.||.||.||.||Richards 14 , Young 37 ,|
|2993||Lincoln City FC||2||3||Bristol Rovers|
|.||Newton 37 pen , Burrow 45 ,||.||.||Sinclair 13 , D Leadbitter 22 ,Harrison 90 ,|
|803||Nuneaton Town||1||1||Aldershot Town|
|.||Brown 19 ,||.||.||Hatton 67 ,|
|.||.||.||.||J Ironside 2 , Hawley 9 ,|
|.||Sole 52 ,||.||.||.|
|.||L Moult 84 , Clarke 86 ,||.||.||Beautyman 33 ,|
|3||FC Halifax Town||9||6||1||2||16||8||+8||19|
|10||Forest Green Rovers||9||4||3||2||10||6||+4||15|
|24||AFC Telford United||9||0||3||6||11||22||-11||3|