Blue Square Premier League – Fleetwood top of the pile

Fleetwood stayed a point clear at the top of the Blue Square Premier League thanks to a fine 2-1 comeback win against Forest Green. Matty Taylor put Rovers ahead but Magno Viera leveled the game up before half time.

An injury time winner from Rob Atkinson (his first goal for Fleetwood ensured they stayed ahead of Wrexham, who also secured three points at the Racecourse Ground.

A goal in each half from Curtis Obeng and Jake Speight made safe the points as they beat bottom club Bath City 2-0.

A penalty from George Pilkington was enough to win the points at Kenilworth as Luton stayed third, still nine points behind the top two with a 1-0 at home to struggling Alfreton Town.

York’s 2-2 draw away at Darlington kept them in fourth place and showed that they still have no problem finding the net without top scorer Jason Walker. After falling behind to goals from Adam Rundle and John McReady, York battled back with two goals in a minute from Chris Smith and Ashley Chambers’ ninth goal of the season had a share of the points.

Stockport picked up some vital points with a 2-1 win at home to Kidderminster after Sean McConville and Danny Rowe pot the hatters in a comfortable lead. A quick response from Nick Wright gave the Harriers some hope but it was the home side that held on for the win.

Southport kept up the pressure on the top five with a decent 2-0 win away to Hayes & Yeading. Steve Akrigg and Sam Sheridan scored either side of half time to keep them in the hunt.

Grimsby left it late to beat Telford 2-0 to keep up there own promotion chase after goals from Rob Duffy and Frankie Artus ensured the victory.

Gateshead slipped up in their hunt for a place in the top five after a remarkable comeback form Newport saw the visitors win 3-2. Liam Hatch and Jon Shaw put the hosts two goals up, but after Elliot Buchanan gave Newport a slight hope, two injury time goals from Sam Foley and Jake Harris won the points for the Exiles.

Mansfield picked up three valuable points away with a 3-0 win away at Ebbsfleet. Goals from Matt Green and a double from Gary Roberts eased past the Fleet.

A single goal was enough to win the other three games in the Premier. Liam McDonald scored the winner for Tamworth in a 1-0 win against Cambridge. Braintree won for the first time in six games after Aswad Thomas’s goal was enough to beat Barrow 1-0, as the bluebirds were reduced to nine men. Kettering also only needed a single goal to beat Lincoln. Aman Verma scored the all-important goal that saw the Poppies move out of the relegation zone.

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Stephen Fallows
Stephen Fallows

Barrow AFC fan, long since joined the ranks of the disenchanted after becoming disillusioned with the Premier League juggernaut, although keeping a keen eye on all things football and like every football fan, has an opinion on whats going on.

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