Post by salfordiandude on Dec 14, 2014 8:15:17 GMT
Sourced from the Evostik League website, published by David Watters:
It's as you were in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North as the top five all won on Saturday, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.
Leaders Northwich Victoria remain a point in front after a 2-0 win at Stainton Park against Radcliffe Borough, thanks to an early fourth minute Richard Bennett effort and then Gary Burnett just shy of the hour-mark.
Darlington 1883 and Salford City remain second and third respectively after wins over Bamber Bridge and bottom-markers Padiham.
The Quakers won 2-1 at Irongate, courtesy of goals from Graeme Armstrong after 15 minutes and Amar Purewal on 41 – all after Ali Waddecar had given Brig an early third minute lead.
Salford hammered the beleaguered Storks 5-1 at Moor Lane with goals from Martyn Andrews after seven minutes, Sam Madeley after 15, Matt Chadwick on 30 minutes, Gareth Seddon a minute later and James Kirby 13 minutes from time – veteran Brett Ormerod replying right on half-time.
Droylsden are fourth after winning an eight-goal thriller at the Butcher`s Arms against struggling Ossett Albion.
The visitors took a 17th minute lead with a Connor Bower penalty, only for Adam Morning to level within two minutes. Bower though went on to complete his hat-trick in the 45th and 60th minutes to give Albion a 3-1 lead.
However, Ben Hampson on 64 minutes, Andy Fowler on 72 minutes, Hampson again in the 89th and Morning with his second in injury-time, turned the game in the Bloods` favour.
And Scarborough Athletic stay fifth after beating inconsistent Lancaster City 2-1 at the Giant Axe.
Alex Peterson gave Boro a great start with a goal inside the opening two minutes. Sam Bailey looked as though he's earned the Dolly Blues a point when he equalised with 11 minutes to go but Ryan Williams popped up with an 87th minute winner for Boro.
FA Cup heroes Warrington Town started playing catch-up when travelling to Seel Park to play Mossley AFC and a 2-1 win maintains their belief that they are not out of the race for a play-off place, despite languishing currently in fourteenth place.
After Michael Fish had put the home side in front after 42 minutes, David Mannix levelled two minutes later and then, remarkably, Scott Metcalfe struck right on the half-time whistle to score what proved to be the Wire`s winner.
New Mills remain in second-bottom spot after losing 3-0 at Station View against Harrogate Railway, who are now eighth.
Top scorer Nathan Cartman opened the scoring four minutes into the second half and then Malachi Farquaharson and Steve Bromley added to the tally in the final eight minutes.
Phil Quirk bagged a brace to see Burscough to a 2-1 home win over Brighouse Town, his goals coming in the 69th and 81st minutes after Leon Henry had given the Yorkshire side the lead on the hour-mark.