Blue Square Premier – Mid-January Round-Up

by Stephen Fallows

With Wrexham not in action Fleetwood took their chance to move top of the Blue Square Premier with a fine 4-1 over Barrow. Peter Till got the Cod Army on the way with a goal after just five minutes before Jamie Vardy and Danny Rose put Fleetwood into a three goal lead before Joseph Jackson brought Barrow back into the game but it was in vain as Jamie Vardy added a second to secure the points for the home side.  A seventy third minute penalty from Aaron O Connor was enough for Luton to earn a 1-0 against struggling Stockport County and keep the Hatters in the title race, only six points behind the leaders, although they have played more games than either of the top two.

Gateshead took their chance to move into the top five places with a decent 2-1 win over Kidderminster, which saw them leapfrog the Harriers in the league table. Mickey Cummins and Yemi Odubade put the host two up before a late penalty from Nick Wright proved to be nothing more than a consolation.  Grimsby moved up the table too, and can dream of a play off place after a well taken 1-0 away at Cambridge United. Anthony Elding scored the only goal of the game as the Mariners moved just below their opponents.

With the second Round of the FA Trophy, there was only one game in the Blue Square Premier on the Saturday, and Wrexham took the opportunity to move back to the top of the table with a well earned win away at Tamworth. Jamie Tolley put the Dragons ahead after just five minutes and Jake Speight doubled the lead before half time. Callum Wilson scored a consolation goal but Wrexham held on for an important win.

Since these games were played, Fleetwood have apparently turned down 750,000 and 900,000 bids from Blackpool and West Ham. The highly sought after hit man looking likely to stay with the Cod Army as they push for League football.

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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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