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4 days ago By OL 2

We take a look around the Vanarama National League North...

Despite defeat yesterday Nuneaton Town remained in 11th place and our survival was guaranteed when Tamworth lost 2-0 away to Kidderminster Harriers. Our conquerors, Salford City, maintained their three point lead at the top of the table but Harrogate Town matched them stride for stride with a 2-0 win of their own, defeating Southport at Wetherby Road. The Sandgrounders are four points behind us but do have a game in hand.

Brackley Town suffered a shock defeat at home to Alfreton Town, finding themselves 3-0 down inside 40 minutes. Aaron Williams pulled a goal back but even a Craig Westcarr red card wasn't enough for the Saints to get back in to the game. The defeat means that Brackley likely won't catch the top two but will finish third. Harriers' win does leave them an outside chance of chasing down the Saints and guarantees them a place in the playoffs. The Lambs' defeat means they are deep in the relegation mire, two points behind Telford and the safety of 19th place, with just two games to play.

Stockport County got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Telford at Edgeley Park. The Hatters won for the seventh time in eight games as they look to secure a playoff place. Chorley's 2-0 win at home to Blyth saw them leap above York and Spennymoor, up to sixth. The Magpies have won three straight whereas the Spartans have lost six on the bounce and look certain to miss out on the playoffs after being up there most of the season.

York City lost 1-0 away to Gainsborough, their losing streak runs to three and they've failed to score in each of those matches. The Minstermen slip out of the playoffs whilst Trinity give themselves a chance of beating the drop but they'll need a minimum of five points from their three remaining fixtures. Bradford Park Avenue continued their late push for the playoffs as they came from behind to win away to Boston United. Adam Boyes completed his brace in the final minute to lift the Avenue up to 9th. The Pilgrims fell a place to 13th.

Darlington won 2-1 away to FC United of Manchester as they reached the 50 point threshold and climbed to 12th, a point behind the Boro'. The Red Rebels remain 15th but look fairly safe with 47 points. With Spennymoor's match at home to North Ferriby United postponed, the only other game saw a goalless draw between Leamington, and our next opponents, Curzon Ashton. They're 18th and 17th respectively, both just three points above Tamworth and the bottom three.

Updated 20:23 - 15 Apr 2018 by OL 2

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