Today's results Saturday December 21st 2019

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Today's results Saturday December 21st 2019

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:17 am

I had a great time at the York game today. I will be in the North East for another week, I’m hoping weather permitting to see the Spennymoor home game on Boxing Day and the Blyth away game next Saturday before flying home the day after.

Today’s games, Saturday Dec 21st 2019
York............ 0-1 Darlington
Alfreton....... 0-2 Kettering
Altrincham.... 1-1 Kidderminster
Blyth........... 1-4 Southport
Boston......... P-P Gateshead
Brackley....... 3-0 Curzon Ashton
Chester........ 0-0 Telford
Farsley......... 2-1 Leamington
Gloucester..... P-P Kings Lynn
Hereford....... 0-0 Guiseley
Spennymoor... 3-0 Bradford


The Vanarama National League North, Saturday Dec 21st 2019

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Kings Lynn..... 20.. 8 3 0.. 5 2 .2. 46 29. 17.. 44
02. York............ 21.. 5 4 1.. 6 4 .1. 31 13. 18.. 41
03. Southport..... 21.. 7 2 2.. 4 2 .4. 30 17. 13.. 37
04. Brackley....... 20.. 6 4 0.. 4 2 .4. 41 13. 28.. 36
05. Chester ....... 20.. 6 3 1.. 3 5 .2. 37 22. 15.. 35
06. Spennymoor... 20.. 7 1 1.. 2 6 .3. 36 23. 13.. 34
07. Farsley......... 21.. 5 2 3.. 5 2 .4. 34 28. ..6.. 34
08. Boston......... 18.. 5 2 0.. 4 2 .5. 30 20. 10.. 31
09. Gateshead.... 18.. 6 2 2.. 1 4 .3. 22 18. ..4.. 27
10. Darlington.... 20.. 6 2 3.. 2 1 .6. 23 29. .-6.. 27
11. Guiseley....... 20.. 4 2 4.. 3 3 .4. 33 31. ..2.. 26
12. Alfreton....... 20.. 4 1 4.. 4 0 .7. 30 32. .-9.. 25
13. Hereford...... 21.. 3 6 1.. 3 1 .7. 23 32. .-9.. 25
14. Kidderminster 21.. 2 2 7.. 4 3 .3. 28 31. .-3.. 23
15. Telford.........20.. 3 3 5.. 3 2 .4. 28 34. .-6.. 23
16. Leamington... 20.. 4 3 3.. 2 2 .6. 30 37. .-7.. 23
17. Gloucester.... 19.. 4 3 2.. 2 2 .6. 28 36. .-8.. 23
18. Altrincham.... 17.. 5 2 1.. 0 4 .5. 28 26. ..2.. 21
19. Kettering...... 20.. 3 3 4.. 2 3 .5. 28 34. .-6.. 21
20. Curzon Ashton 20.. 5 2 4.. 0 3 .6. 22 31. .-9.. 20
21. Blyth........... 20.. 2 2 6.. 1 2 .7. 17 47. -30.. 13
22. Bradford. ..... 21.. 2 2 7.. 1 1 .8. 14 56. -42.. 12


Kings Lynn;
Gloucester P-P Kings Lynn; No game today, Kings Lynn could have fallen to second behind York if York had won, York lost at home to Darlington.

York;
York 0-1 Darlington; York were outplayed in the first half and were lucky to not have conceded three first half goals but trailed 0-1 at half time. York started the second half with three substitutions to counteract Darlington’s play, although York did hit the crossbar, overall they were the inferior team on the day.

Southport;
Blyth 1-4 Southport; A comfortable win for Southport, beginning with a 2nd min goal, and two more in the 37th and 45th min for a 3-0 half time lead. Although Blyth pulled a goal back in the second half, Southport replied in the 59th min to secure a 4-1 away win and move up to third place.

Brackley;
Brackley 3-0 Curzon Ashton; Brackley rise to fourth place in the table with a comfortable home win 3-0 over lowly Curzon Ashton. Two first half goals in the 28th and 43rd min were followed up with a 76th min third.

Chester;
Chester 0-0 Telford; Chester were not able to break down lowly Telford and were forced to settle for a 0-0 home draw today.

Spennymoor;
Spennymoor 3-0 Bradford; Spennymoor had to initially work hard for this win, scoring in the 35th min to lead 1-0 at half time. Two additional goals in the 66th and 85th min for a 3-0 lead and three points, marred by an injury time sending off for Magnay.

Farsley;
Farsley 2-1 Leamington; Farsley fell behind early before equalised from the penalty spot after 18 mins. They were made to work for a second goal which came in the 63rd min to secure a 2-1 win.

Boston;
Boston P-P Gateshead; No game today

Gateshead;
Boston P-P Gateshead; No game today

Darlington;
York 0-1 Darlington; After the previous league game resulting in a 2-0 home win over Chester, Darlington went one better today beating second place York 1-0 at Bootham Crescent. A 9th min goal from Adam Campbell who had a would be second cleared off the line and Stephen Thompson having the woodwork deny him his 100th goal completed an excellent first half but only a 1-0 lead. Despite improved play from York in the second half, and the woodwork this time denying York, it was Darlington who deservedly took home three points in a well played competitive game.

Guiseley;
Hereford 0-0 Guiseley; Guiseley fought well in this game and came away with a deserved away point in a goalless draw.

Alfreton
Alfreton 0-2 Kettering; Alfreton struggled today, going down to Kettering 0-2 who scored a goal in each half.

Hereford;
Hereford 0-0 Guiseley; Hereford were not able to break down Guiseley and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Kidderminster;
Altrincham 1-1 Kidderminster; Kidderminster led this game 1-0 at half time after scoring in the 20th min, but had to settle for a draw after Altrincham equalized in the second half.

Telford;
Chester 0-0 Telford; An excellent result for Telford who fought hard and managed to grab an away point at Chester today, even playing the last two minutes of stoppage time with 10 men.

Leamington;
Farsley 2-1 Leamington; An 11th min goal was the start Leamington was looking for, Farsley equalised shortly after for a 1-1 half time score. A second half goal just after the hour sank Leamington to a 1-2 loss.

Gloucester;
Gloucester P-P Kings Lynn; No game today.

Altrincham;
Altrincham 1-1 Kidderminster; Altrincham trailed this game 0-1 at half time, they managed a 73rd min equalizer to earn a point.

Kettering;
Alfreton 0-2 Kettering; Kettering’s run of unbeaten league games rose to 7 with a goal in each half was enough to beat Alfreton.

Curzon Ashton;
Brackley 3-0 Curzon Ashton; Curzon Ashton slip to 20th place after going down to high flying Brackley 0-3, conceding two goals in the first half and one more in the second half.

Blyth;
Blyth 1-4 Southport; Conceding a goal after two mins, Blyth played better before conceding two late first half goals to go in at the break 0-3. Although they pulled a goal back after 54 mins, Southport responded with a fourth goal to close out a 1-4 loss for Blyth.

Bradford P.A.;
Spennymoor 3-0 Bradford; Bradford were outclassed today, trailing 1-0 at half time and conceding two more in the second half to remain bottom of the table.


This week’s games

26/12 Thursday (Boxing day)
Darlington..... vs Spennymoor
Bradford....... vs York
Curzon Ashton vs Altrincham
Gateshead..... vs Blyth
Guiseley........ vs Farsley
Kettering...... vs Brackley
Kidderminster. vs Hereford
Kings Lynn..... vs Boston
Leamington... vs Gloucester
Southport..... vs Chester
Telford........ vs Alfreton



28/12 Saturday
Blyth........... vs Darlington
Alfreton....... vs Kings Lynn
Altrincham.... vs Southport
Boston......... vs Kettering
Brackley....... vs Kidderminster
Chester........ vs Curzon Ashton
Farsley......... vs Bradford
Gloucester.... vs Telford
Hereford...... vs Leamington
Spennymoor.. vs Gateshead
York............ vs Guiseley


Comments

Darlington are on a nice little run, beating Chester and York in the league and getting a draw at Solihull in the FA Trophy. Is this team coming together to make a push for the playoffs, the last three games have been very encouraging.

Going for the league championship
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Kings Lynn..... 20.. 8 3 0.. 5 2 .2. 46 29. 17.. 44
02. York............ 21.. 5 4 1.. 6 4 .1. 31 13. 18.. 41

In the playoff hunt, Gateshead has to be careful that it does not fall too far behind
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Southport..... 21.. 7 2 2.. 4 2 .4. 30 17. 13.. 37
04. Brackley....... 20.. 6 4 0.. 4 2 .4. 41 13. 28.. 36
05. Chester ....... 20.. 6 3 1.. 3 5 .2. 37 22. 15.. 35
06. Spennymoor... 20.. 7 1 1.. 2 6 .3. 36 23. 13.. 34
07. Farsley......... 21.. 5 2 3.. 5 2 .4. 34 28. ..6.. 34
08. Boston......... 18.. 5 2 0.. 4 2 .5. 30 20. 10.. 31
09. Gateshead.... 18.. 6 2 2.. 1 4 .3. 22 18. ..4.. 27

The inconsistents, everyone has more losses than wins.
Darlington and Altrincham have the best home records, for all teams it is the away records that are holding them back from the playoff hunt. Darlington are seven points behind Spennymoor and Farsley who they need to chase down for a playoff place.
10. Darlington.... 20.. 6 2 3.. 2 1 .6. 23 29. .-6.. 27
11. Guiseley....... 20.. 4 2 4.. 3 3 .4. 33 31. ..2.. 26
12. Alfreton....... 20.. 4 1 4.. 4 0 .7. 30 32. .-9.. 25
13. Hereford...... 21.. 3 6 1.. 3 1 .7. 23 32. .-9.. 25
14. Kidderminster 21.. 2 2 7.. 4 3 .3. 28 31. .-3.. 23
15. Telford.........20.. 3 3 5.. 3 2 .4. 28 34. .-6.. 23
16. Leamington... 20.. 4 3 3.. 2 2 .6. 30 37. .-7.. 23
17. Gloucester.... 19.. 4 3 2.. 2 2 .6. 28 36. .-8.. 23
18. Altrincham.... 17.. 5 2 1.. 0 4 .5. 28 26. ..2.. 21

Avoiding relegation, Curzon and Kettering have been pulling away from the bottom two
19. Kettering...... 20.. 3 3 4.. 2 3 .5. 28 34. .-6.. 21
20. Curzon Ashton 20.. 5 2 4.. 0 3 .6. 22 31. .-9.. 20

Getting left behind
21. Blyth........... 20.. 2 2 6.. 1 2 .7. 17 47. -30.. 13
22. Bradford. ..... 21.. 2 2 7.. 1 1 .8. 14 56. -42.. 12
Last edited by Ginge01 on Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Today's results Saturday December 21st 2019

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:11 am

Great to hear you made the game today Ginge, some great games you'll be able to see. Today showed that on our day we are as good as anybody in this league & to be the first team to win at York this season, means we can challenge for a play-off place.

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Re: Today's results Saturday December 21st 2019

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:38 am

Yes Darlo_Pete, we can compete with anyone in the league.
Everyone contributed to the win, the pitch was slick, stepping on it, there was water under the surface, so part time legs to hold out in the last 20 minutes against full time legs, a great performance. We exposed some vulnerabilities in their central defence, Jameson rescuing them once 35 yards from goal when McNulty could not keep up with Campbell. We need to figure out set pieces, there was some creativity but there is not enough height for tall crosses, so low crosses can be blocked or intercepted. A few scary moments in the second half with balls glancing the crossbar, if wee had been 2-0 or 3-0 in the first half and we had better chances, it would have been an easier time for all

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Re: Today's results Saturday December 21st 2019

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:10 am

I agree I thought it was probably Campbell's best performance in a Darlo shirt. One thing that I thought was very poor yesterday, was our corners. We seemed to get plenty of corners especially in the first half & yet we seemed unable to get past the first man. Still I'm sure that is something that can be put right in training.

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