Skrill Premier Round-Up – Top three struggle to record results

by Joe Clifford

Skrill PremierThe Skrill Premier’s top three clubs could not pick up three points between them as Cambridge and Kidderminster were held to draws while Nuneaton lost their third game in a row.

Wrexham and Cambridge split the points following a 1-1 draw at the Racecourse. The Dragons took the lead early on but it was cancelled out after 17 minutes when Wrexham’s goalkeeper, Joslain Mayebi, made a terrible clearance to set up Kwesi Appiah for the equaliser.

Woking shocked travelling Nuneaton when they won their first home game of the season. A poor performance from Nuneaton matched the 2-0 score line. Woking were dominant throughout the game, and we’re never put under much pressure by the away side.

Kidderminster were unfortunate to only come out with a draw at home to Aldershot. Despite chances at both ends, the game finished goalless. A good first half and final 15 minutes for the Harriers was not enough for the win. Yet the Shots will be more than happy to take a tough point away from home.

Salisbury’s eight-game unbeaten run was brought to an end when they faced Barnet at the Hive. The Bees had only picked up 2 points out of a possible 15 prior to the game, but they came out on after coming back from 1-0 to win 3-1.

Halifax squeezed out as 2-1 winners at home to Chester. At 1-1, both sides threatened, but it was on the 64th minute when the crucial goal was scored as Marc Roberts headed home.

Alfreton were powerless as they were defeated 3-1 at Braintree. Following a very average first half by both sides, the game came to life when Braintree scored after 61 minutes. Two goals in three minutes for Braintree killed the game off late on, however the visitors pulled one back just before full time.

Grimsby ran out with all 3 points in a 3-1 home win against Tamworth despite the away side dominating the game. The hosts only had three shots on target all game, but all of them ended up in the back of the net. Tamworth’s woeful finishing cost them the game, and had they been more clinical, would have came out with a much better result.

Luton were held at Hereford to a 0-0 draw, despite having numerous chances to win the game. But the best chance fell to Hereford when Richard Brodie headed against the post. Luke Gutteridge had the best of the chances for the side from Bedfordshire, but was denied by Hereford’s keeper Rhys Evans.

Lincoln eased victory at home to bottom of the league Hyde. The away side haven’t won all season, and this run was continued when Lincoln scored three without reply. It was a good performance from Hyde, but after missing their chances early on, could never get back into the game.

Yan Klukowski’s 15th minute strike was enough for Forest Green to take all the points at home to Gateshead. The home side could have had more, but a good defensive display by Gateshead kept the score at 1-0.

Macclesfield won their 3rd game in a row as they beat Welling 2-1. The chances were scarce at both ends, but some well taking chances made the score-line look better than the game was.

Adam Birchill’s first half goal was enough to see Dartford to a 1-0 victory at home to Southport. The away side hit the post early on from a Jamie Milligan free-kick, but didn’t get any closer for the rest of the game, resulting in them losing their sixth game of the season.

Author Info

Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford

Joe is a Barnet FC season ticket holder, and regularly attends away games. His favourite player is midfielder Curtis Weston, but he is also a big fan of ex Bee Jason Puncheon. Joe doesn't just write about football, he also plays for his local team, Potters Bar United, and is a referee for Hertfordshire FA as well as a qualified level one coach. Aside from sport, he is currently in Sixth Form and lives in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

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  1. Anne Quigley says:

    Well written – very interesting.

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