Blue Square Bet Premier League – Harriers hit the heights

by Stephen Fallows

Blue SquareTuesday night’s action saw another leader at the top of the Blue Square Premier as one time basement side Kidderminster Harriers completed their limb up the table after beating one time leaders Newport 2-1 to climb above Mansfield, whose game against fellow high flyers Wrexham was postponed. Michael Gash had put the Harriers ahead but Andy Sandell equalised for the hosts just three minutes later. The game remained all square until the last minute when Cheyenne Dunkey scored the all important winner.

Grimsby Town stayed fifth despite losing 1-0 away at strugglers Nuneaton, with Andy brown scoring the only goal of the game just after the quarter hour mark.  Macclesfield stayed in seventh place but were another team that needed a last minute winner from Matthew Barnes Homer after Telford’s Steve Jones had cancelled out Waide Fairhurst’s early opener.

Luton Town ended their recent dismal run of form with Steve McNulty scoring his first goal for the club just before half time in a 1-0 win against Stockport County. Gateshead moved away from the bottom four with a vital 3-2 win against Hereford United in an entertaining game at Hartlepool’s Victoria Park. Ryan Donaldson and a double from former Hartlepool hero James Brown saw the Tynesiders to victory after Chris Sharp and Marlon Jackson had earlier given the Bulls the lead. Cambridge United stayed in the top half of the table after Harrison Dunk equalised ten minutes after Matt Godden had given Ebbsfleet the lead, a result which leaves the Fleet six points adrift of safety and in trouble.

Braintree and Woking fought out a 1-1 draw in a game which matters little to the top or bottom of the table. Jayden Stockley gave Woking a first half lead but they couldn’t hold onto it as Dan Holman finally hit the net just six minutes from time. Dartford lost to Barrow, who stayed in the bottom four despite picking up the points. A Richie Baker penalty deep into the second half was enough for the Bluebirds. Tamworth came from behind to beat Southport with late goals from Danny Lloyd and a very late winner from Darren Byfield enough to see off the Sandgrounders, who had goalkeeper Tony McMillan sent off after Aaron Chalmers had put them ahead.

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