Blue Square Bet Premier – Goal Fest

There was a feast of goals throughout out the Blue Square Premier this weekend with forty two goals in the twelve games this Saturday.

Macclesfield became the latest team to head the league after coming from behind to beat Braintree Town 2-1 to move a point clear at the top. Brad Quinton had given Braintree the lead with a first half penalty which was soon cancelled out by John Paul Kissock’s strike. It stayed level until the 85th minute when Matthew Barnes Homer scored the winner from the penalty spot.  Grimsby Town moved up to seventh spot with a hard fought win against former leaders Forest Green Rovers (who dropped to second after this defeat).

Nathan Pond scored a only goal of the game midway through the second half which was enough to earn all three points for the hosts.  Wrexham scored an impressive 4-1 win away at Cambridge thanks to Danny Wright’s double and player manager Andy Morrell’s brace. Cambridge briefly reduced the deficit with a goal from Josh Coulson, but they was no time for a comeback.  Newport and Stockport played out the only goalless draw of the weekend, a result that kept Newport in the top five and Stockport County in the bottom half.

Alfreton Town moved up towards mid table with a convincing win against promotion chasers Luton Town. A Dan Bradley penalty sandwiched between a brace from Anthony Wilson saw the Hatters consigned to defeat but still stayed in the play off places.

A goal either side of half time saw Gateshead grab a 2-0 win at home to Dartford. Micky Cummins and Josh Gillies to end the visitors runs of four straight wins.

Hyde ended their dismal recent run with a excellent performance and a 5-2 win at home to Hereford United 5-2. Ryan Bowman put the visitors ahead after just five minutes before Scott Spencer, Alex Brown and Phil Jevons put Hyde in control. Bowman added another before Jevons wrapped up the points adding two more for his hat trick which moved Hyde above Kidderminster.  Lincoln took an first half lead away at Telford United through Vadaine Oliver, but they couldn’t hold on for the win as Phil Trainer rescued a point for the home side with a late header to leave the score 1-1 at the end of the game.

Ebbsfleet came from behind to beat Mansfield in a game where the stags were reduced to ten men in the second half after player manager Paul Cox was sent off in the second half. Louis Briscoe had put the visitors ahead but second half goals from Nathan Elder, Phil Walsh and Liam Enver Marum’s penalty turned the game around and won the points.

Barrow finally managed to get their first win of the season in a good performance away at mid table Tamworth. Joe jackson put the Bluebirds ahead before an equaliser from the spot from Adam Cunnington. Adam Boyes won the game with a double for the visitors in the last ten minutes with a win which moved Barrow up but left them still in the bottom four.

Woking put their early season woes behind them as they beat Nuneaton 6-1 to move away from the bottom four. Bradley Bubb scored four goals in twenty two second half minutes  to add to first half strikes from Gavin McCallum and Jack Parkinson to dominate the away team. Andy brown scored a last minute consolation but the day belonged to Woking.

Kidderminster and Southport fought out a 2-2 draw in a game which swung both ways. Kyle Storer put the hosts ahead  in the first half before Karl Ledsham’s strike and Tony Grays penalty gave Southport a chance of victory. The Harriers fought back to earn a share of the points with Anthony Malbons late header.

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The Author

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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