Bank Holiday Monday Non League Match Reports
Written by Hitmix Local News on 10 April 2023
Bank Holiday Monday Non League Results
By Dave Johnson
Leek Town 0-1 Newcastle Town
Midway through the first half it was the visitors who got their noses in front when James Askey found the net, much to the misbelief of the home supporters.
The goal lifted Newcastle out of the bottom four in the live table – all they needed to do now was to keep hold of that lead to take the full three points back home with them.
Castle defended well during the second half and their reactions at full time said everything as they moved a step further towards safety.
Leek boss Neil Baker will not be happy as his side slipped down to third, courtesy of this results and Workington’s win at Kidsgrove Athletic.
Leek’s Remaining Fixtures:
Newcastle’s Remaining Fixtures:
Ramsbottom United (A)
Kidsgrove Athletic 1-3 Workington
Kidsgrove were given the perfect opportunity to go in front when Charlie Birch handled the ball inside his own box and the referee immediately awarded the penalty, showing the Workington man a red card in the process.
Aaron Bott spotted the ball before stepping up and sending the ball beyond the reach of ‘keeper Jim Atkinson to give the home side the advantage.
But on the stroke of half time the visitors were back in the game when Reuben Jerome managed to beat Ryan Brown in the Kidsgrove goal.
The visitors were awarded a penalty on the hour and up stepped Jerome to find the net from the spot for his and Workington’s second of the afternoon. Steven Rigg added a third in the 76th minute to wrap up the points.
Kidsgrove’s Remaining Fixtures:
Hanley Town 1-1 Macclesfield
Despite being at opposite ends of the table, the game between recently-crowned champions and Hanley was a game between the two form teams – Macclesfield winning their previous six and Hanley drawing one then winning five in a row.
Sam Turner, who netted Hanley’s late winner at Skelmersdale on Saturday afternoon was at it again when he opened the scoring at the Potteries Park.
Five minutes into the second half the Silkmen were awarded a penalty – a chance to level the scores. Alex Curran stepped up to take the kick, but was thwarted by Hanley ‘keeper Ben Chapman, who made the save to keep his side in front.
But with eight minutes remaining the visitors were level when Dan Sweeney finally nodded past Chapman to earn his side a point, leaving Hanley still not safe with two more games to play.
Hanley’s Remaining Fixtures:
WITTON ALBION (H)
Prescot Cables (A)
Macclesfield’s Remaining Fixtures:
PRESCOT CABLES (HOME)
Congleton Town 0-1 Northwich Victoria
Both sides had decent chances to take the lead during the opening forty-five minutes but neither side took advantage and the scores were level when they left the field at half time.
The home side did have penalty appeals for what they thought was a handball inside the Northwich box after 21 minutes turned down, but both sides had it all to do in the second half.
The breakthrough finally came in the second half when Bears’ ‘keeper punched away and the visitors stuck the ball in the net at the third attempt.
Next up for the Bears is a trip to Charnock Richard on Tuesday evening before a home fixture against third-placed Wythenshawe Town on Saturday.
Congleton’s Remaining Fixtures:
Charnock Richard (A)
WYTHENSHAW TOWN (H)
CREWE AFC (Cheshire Cup) (H)
AFC Liverpool (A)
LONGBRIDGE TOWN (H)
Nantwich Town 1-1 Stafford Rangers
Nantwich Town still have it all to do as they were forced to share the points with Stafford in a game they really needed to pick up all three points to move them out of the bottom four.
Deep in trouble at the wrong end of the table, Nantwich were desperate to get something out of this one, with games fast running out, but it was Rangers who drew first blood when Callum Saunders opened the scoring in the 34th minute.
On the stroke of half time the Dabbers were given some hope when Daniel Cockerline moved in to meet the ball with his head, and with Rangers’ ‘keeper Cameron Belfield in no-man’s land, the Dabbers were back on level terms.
The result is enough to guarantee safety for Rangers, but Nantwich are still walking a tightrope with just two games remaining to save their season.
Nantwitch’s Remaining Fixtures:
Marske United (A)
FC United of Manchester (A)
SOUTH SHIELDS (H)