Evo-Stik Northern Premier
Blyth Spartans 5 Ramsbottom United 0
The performance of the week on an individual basis came from Wilson Kneeshaw for Blyth Spartans, as he netted all five goals in an emphatic victory over Ramsbottom United. Blyth top the Northern Premier League Premier by eight points thanks to this victory, with all the plaudits going to former Middlesbrough trainee, Kneeshaw.
Video – BSAFC TV
Salford City 3 Darlington 1883 4
There was another fascinating spectacle in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier involving Salford City & Darlington 1883, as they shared seven goals in a thriller. The hosts, Salford City, raced into a two goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Josh Hine & Chris Lynch, and it stayed that way until the 58th minute, when Darlington pulled one back through Thomas Portas. Danny Webber made it 3-1 to Salford City in the 61st minute, but the contest was far from over as Darlington 1883 scored three goals in the last twenty minutes, to secure a dramatic victory. Two goals from Lee Gaskell and the winner from Nathan Cartman secured the points for the Quakers.
Video – Darlington FC
Evo-Stik Southern Premier
Dunstable Town 0 King’s Lynn Town 2
King’s Lynn Town jumped into seventh place in the league, one place behind their opponents, with a 2-0 victory away to Dunstable Town. King’s Lynn took the lead in the 16th minute thanks to a delightful lob from an acute angle by Liam Hurst. Lee Stevenson added a second in the 76th minute to keep the visitors firmly in play-off contention.
Video – Dunstable Town FC
Leamington 0 Hitchin Town 1
Hitchin Town leapt into fourth place in a tightly-knit play-off group, thanks to a superb strike from Callum Donnelly in the 10th minute. He struck a superb lob over the reach of Leamington keeper, Tony Breeden, to ensure the away side enjoyed all the spoils.
Video – Leamington FC
Canvey Island 2 East Thurrock United 4
East Thurrock United reduced the lead to league leaders, Hampton & Richmond Borough, to just one point with an entertaining 4-2 victory away from home against Canvey Island. Canvey Island went 2-0 up after just 16 minutes, thanks to goals from Tony Stokes & Martin Tuohy, but things were to turn sour when they were reduced to ten men in the 24th minute. Lawrence Yiga saw red for bringing down East Thurrock’s star forward, Sam Higgins, inside the area, which ultimately cost Canvey Island dear later on. Higgins scored the resultant spot kick, as well as adding East Thurrock’s fourth and final goal, with goals from Lewis Smith & Tom Wraight sandwiched in between, to guarantee the win for the visitors.
Video – Canvey Island FC
Tonbridge Angels 2 Staines Town 0
Tonbridge Angels jumped above Bognor Regis Town (whose game was postponed) into fourth place, with a 2-0 home victory against Staines Town. Two late goals from Tommy Whitnell & Nick Wheeler secured the three points for Tonbridge.
Video – Trevor Spielberg