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Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:19 am

Today’s games, Saturday Jan 4th 2020
Darlington..... 2-1 Gloucester
Bradford....... 1-2 Boston
Curzon Ashton 0-2 Alfreton
Gateshead..... 2-0 Hereford
Guiseley........ 0-1 Chester
Kettering....... 1-0 Farsley
Kidderminster. 0-1 Blyth
Kings Lynn..... 3-0 Spennymoor
Leamington... 0-1 Altrincham
Southport..... 0-2 York
Telford......... 0-1 Brackley


The Vanarama National League North, Saturday Jan 4th 2020

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Kings Lynn..... 24 10 3 0.. 6 3 .2. 55 31. 24.. 54
02. York............ 25.. 6 4 2.. 8 4 .1. 38 16. 22.. 50
03. Chester ....... 24.. 7 3 2.. 5 5 .2. 45 24. 21.. 44
04. Brackley....... 23.. 7 5 0.. 5 2 .4. 45 14. 31.. 43
05. Spennymoor... 24.. 8 1 2.. 2 6 .5. 41 32. ..9.. 37
06. Boston......... 22.. 6 2 1.. 5 2 .6. 34 26. ..8.. 37
07. Farsley......... 25.. 6 2 4.. 5 2 .6. 39 32. ..7.. 37
08. Southport..... 25.. 7 2 4.. 4 2 .6. 31 29. ..2.. 37
09. Darlington.... 24.. 8 2 3.. 3 1 .7. 30 34. .-4.. 36
10. Guiseley....... 24.. 5 2 5.. 5 3 .4. 38 33. ..5.. 35
11. Gateshead.... 22.. 7 2 3.. 2 5 .3. 32 25. ..7.. 34
12. Altrincham.... 21.. 7 2 1.. 2 4 .5. 35 27. ..8.. 33
13. Alfreton....... 24.. 4 3 4.. 5 0 .8. 35 38. .-3.. 30
14. Telford.........24.. 4 3 6.. 4 3 .4. 33 36. .-3.. 30
15. Leamington... 24.. 5 3 4.. 3 2 .7. 36 41. .-5.. 29
16. Hereford...... 25.. 4 6 2.. 3 1 .9. 27 40. -13.. 28
17. Kidderminster 25.. 3 2 8.. 4 3 .5. 32 37. .-5.. 26
18. Gloucester.... 23.. 5 3 3.. 2 2 .8. 31 43. -12.. 26
19. Kettering...... 23.. 4 3 4.. 2 4 .6. 31 37. .-6.. 25
20. Curzon Ashton 24.. 5 2 6.. 1 3 .7. 24 36. -12.. 23
21. Blyth........... 24.. 2 3 7.. 3 2 .7. 24 54. -30.. 20
22. Bradford. ..... 25.. 2 2 9.. 1 1 10. 16 67. -51.. 12


Kings Lynn;
Kings Lynn 3-0 Spennymoor; Kings Lynn become the first team to record 10 home league wins this season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Spennymoor who were reduced to 10 men after 15 mins. Kings Lynn scored in the 45th min to lead 1-0 at half time, and added two more after 63 mins and 74 mins to seal the victory.

York;
Southport 0-2 York; York became the second team to reach 50 points in their pursuit of Kings Lynn as they won 2-0 away at Southport for the league best 8th away win. They led 1-0 at half time after scoring in the 34th min. Their second goal came in the 49th min to close out the scoring in a solid performance that earned them 3 points.

Chester;
Guiseley 0-1 Chester; Chester won this game with a single goal in the 11th min to maintain third place above Brackley.

Brackley;
Telford 0-1 Brackley; A solid performance by Brackley who shut down Telford on their way to a 1-0 win over Telford. Their only goal came in the 33rd min.

Spennymoor;
Kings Lynn 3-0 Spennymoor; Spennymoor had a player sent off after preventing a goal scoring opportunity in the 15th min and lasted until the stroke of half time before conceding a goal. They were not able to respond in the second half and conceded two more goals to go down 0-3

Boston;
Bradford 1-2 Boston; Boston rose 3 places to 6th after a 2-1 win at Bradford. They got off to a fast start with a 1st min goal followed by a second on 39 mins from ex Quaker Simon Ainge. Although Bradford scored one minute later, Boston were able to prevent Bradford equalising and won 2-1.

Farsley;
Kettering 1-0 Farsley; Farsley lost their third game in four games against improving Kettering. Kettering scored in the 19th min, Farsley missed a penalty after 25 mins, Kettering missed their own penalty after 27 mins, Farsley were not able to find an equaliser.

Southport;
Southport 0-2 York; Southport drop one place to 8th place, their fourth consecutive loss (all against Top 12 opponents) only 1 goal has been scored with 12 conceding. The squad is hit with injury and illness but the games have to be played, today they could not break down York and score, they conceding the first goal in the 34th min and were behind 0-1 at half time. Although they came close to equalizing after half time, it was York who scored again after 49 mins, leaving Southport down 0-2 at the end of the game.

Darlington;
Darlington 2-1 Gloucester; Darlington rose one place to ninth with this win over Gloucester, a fast start with a 4th min goal by Sean Reid and a 25th min penalty by Adam Campbell looked like smooth sailing and a 2-0 Darlington half time lead. Gloucester improved in the second half, scoring after the hour, although there were chances for both teams, the game finished 2-1.

Guiseley;
Guiseley 0-1 Chester; Guiseley’s three game winning streak ended today with an 0-1 loss at home to third place Chester who scored in the 11th min.

Gateshead;
Gateshead 2-0 Hereford; Gateshead were able to handle Hereford, scoring after 30 mins to lead at half time 1-0. They were unable to add a second until the 88th min for a final 2-0 score.

Altrincham;
Leamington 0-1 Altrincham; Altrincham recorded their fourth straight win that has moved them within four points with three games in hand on 5th place Spennymoor, they were the superior side but only had a 1-0 scoreline to show against Leamington with a goal in the 56th min.

Alfreton
Curzon Ashton 0-2 Alfreton; Alfreton rose three places to 13th with a 2-0 win over Curzon Ashton. They got off to a great start with a 2nd min goal, adding a second after 50 mins and were able to manage Curzon Ashton when Alfreton were reduced to ten men in the 81st min.

Telford;
Telford 0-1 Brackley; Telford were not able to break down a superior Brackley who scored just after half an hour, Telford went down 0-1.

Leamington;
Leamington 0-1 Altrincham; Leamington were outplayed today and found limited scoring opportunities against an Altrincham side pushing themselves into the playoff hunt. Leamington were level at half time 0-0 but succumbed to a 56th min goal to lose 0-1.

Hereford;
Gateshead 2-0 Hereford; Hereford were not able to handle Gateshead today who scored in the 30th and 88th min in a 0-2 Hereford defeat.

Kidderminster;
Kidderminster 0-1 Blyth; Kidderminster lost their third straight game, this time to second bottom Blyth 0-1. An even battle resulted in a goalless first half, Kidder conceded a 56th min goal to lose the game.

Gloucester;
Darlington 2-1 Gloucester; Gloucester’s slow start left them trailing after 4 mins, and 0-2 at half time, They did score in the 62nd min, neither team was able to convert chances after that as Gloucester go down 1-2.

Kettering;
Kettering 1-0 Farsley; Kettering have now only lost 1 league game in nine, today beating playoff contender Farsley. Kettering scored in the 19th min, and could have had a second but missed a penalty in the 27th min. Farsley had missed a penalty after 25 mins. Kettering were able to hold on to win 1-0 .

Curzon Ashton;
Curzon Ashton 0-2 Alfreton; Curzon Ashton struggles continued with a 0-2 home loss to lowly Alfreton. Curzon trailed 0-1 at half time after conceding a goal after 2 mins, they conceded a second after 50 mins and were not able to take advantage of Alfreton playing with ten men for the final 10 mins.

Blyth;
Kidderminster 0-1 Blyth; Blyth moved to within three points of Curzon Ashton with a 0-1 win at Kidderminster, both teams had chances but Blyth scored the only goal of the game after 56 mins. After midweek games for Blyth and Curzon Ashton, they will meet next Saturday in Blyth.

Bradford P.A.;
Bradford 1-2 Boston; Bradford got off to a terrible start when ex-Quaker Liam Hughes was robbed and Boston went through and scored. Boston scored again in the 38th min, Bradford scored themselves in the 39th min. Bradford could not score again and went down to a 1-2 defeat.


This week’s games

07/01 Tuesday
Altrincham.....vs Blyth
Boston......... vs Curzon Ashton

11/01 Saturday
Boston......... vs Darlington
Alfreton....... P-P Leamington
Altrincham.... vs Guiseley
Blyth........... vs Curzon Ashton
Brackley....... P-P Southport
Chester........ P-P Kings Lynn
Farsley......... P-P Kidderminster
Gloucester..... vs Gateshead
Hereford...... vs Bradford
Spennymoor... vs Kettering
York............ vs Telford


Comments

We can’t ask for much better results than what we got today

Before the games were played
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
05. Spennymoor... 23.. 8 1 2.. 2 6 .4. 41 29. 12.. 37
06. Farsley......... 24.. 6 2 4.. 5 2 .5. 39 31. ..8.. 37
07. Southport..... 24.. 7 2 3.. 4 2 .6. 31 27. ..4.. 37
08. Guiseley....... 23.. 5 2 4.. 5 3 .4. 38 32. ..6.. 35
09. Boston......... 21.. 6 2 1.. 4 2 .6. 32 25. ..7.. 34
10. Darlington.... 23.. 7 2 3.. 3 1 .7. 28 33. .-5.. 33
11. Gateshead.... 21.. 6 2 3.. 2 5 .3. 30 25. ..5.. 31
12. Altrincham.... 20.. 7 2 1.. 1 4 .5. 34 27. ..7.. 30

Darlington..... 2-1 Gloucester
Bradford....... 1-2 Boston
Gateshead..... 2-0 Hereford
Guiseley........ 0-1 Chester
Kettering....... 1-0 Farsley
Kings Lynn..... 3-0 Spennymoor
Leamington... 0-1 Altrincham
Southport..... 0-2 York

After the games were played.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
05. Spennymoor... 24.. 8 1 2.. 2 6 .5. 41 32. ..9.. 37
06. Boston......... 22.. 6 2 1.. 5 2 .6. 34 26. ..8.. 37
07. Farsley......... 25.. 6 2 4.. 5 2 .6. 39 32. ..7.. 37
08. Southport..... 25.. 7 2 4.. 4 2 .6. 31 29. ..2.. 37
09. Darlington.... 24.. 8 2 3.. 3 1 .7. 30 34. .-4.. 36
10. Guiseley....... 24.. 5 2 5.. 5 3 .4. 38 33. ..5.. 35
11. Gateshead.... 22.. 7 2 3.. 2 5 .3. 32 25. ..7.. 34
12. Altrincham.... 21.. 7 2 1.. 2 4 .5. 35 27. ..8.. 33

Darlington, Boston, Gateshead & Altrincham won, Spennymoor, Farsley, Southport & Guiseley lost

There are many chapters to be written for this season, it feels like the top four teams have the wind in their backs right now and the group behind are finding themselves consistency wise. Who will make the playoffs, it is exciting to follow, hopefully Darlington is one of those teams.



Going for the league championship, Kings Lynn keep winning while York chase behind
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Kings Lynn..... 24 10 3 0.. 6 3 .2. 55 31. 24.. 54
02. York............ 25.. 6 4 2.. 8 4 .1. 38 16. 22.. 50

Breaking away from the playoff chasing pack, with the games in hand, they can be within a win of York.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Chester ....... 24.. 7 3 2.. 5 5 .2. 45 24. 21.. 44
04. Brackley....... 23.. 7 5 0.. 5 2 .4. 45 14. 31.. 43

In the playoff hunt, Spennymoor, Farsley, Southport & Guiseley lose the teams that before the games were played were fifth through eighth, now four teams are separated by goal difference, Southport continue to slide. Darlington’s superior home record has propelled them up the table, their game in hand if won can have them in the top 7. Gateshead and Altrincham can have similar feelings of a Top 7 playoff place, Altrincham have started winning away games that has helped elevate them.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
05. Spennymoor... 24.. 8 1 2.. 2 6 .5. 41 32. ..9.. 37
06. Boston......... 22.. 6 2 1.. 5 2 .6. 34 26. ..8.. 37
07. Farsley......... 25.. 6 2 4.. 5 2 .6. 39 32. ..7.. 37
08. Southport..... 25.. 7 2 4.. 4 2 .6. 31 29. ..2.. 37
09. Darlington.... 24.. 8 2 3.. 3 1 .7. 30 34. .-4.. 36
10. Guiseley....... 24.. 5 2 5.. 5 3 .4. 38 33. ..5.. 35
11. Gateshead.... 22.. 7 2 3.. 2 5 .3. 32 25. ..7.. 34
12. Altrincham.... 21.. 7 2 1.. 2 4 .5. 35 27. ..8.. 33

The inconsistents, teams that look too strong to be relegated, but too inconsistent to move towards the playoff group. Alfreton’s win has them rise to the top, Kettering’s win over Farsley has them join this group. Hereford, Kidderminster and Gloucester must hope that Curzon Ashton and Blyth both don’t catch fire and gather points quickly.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
13. Alfreton....... 24.. 4 3 4.. 5 0 .8. 35 38. .-3.. 30
14. Telford.........24.. 4 3 6.. 4 3 .4. 33 36. .-3.. 30
15. Leamington... 24.. 5 3 4.. 3 2 .7. 36 41. .-5.. 29
16. Hereford...... 25.. 4 6 2.. 3 1 .9. 27 40. -13.. 28
17. Kidderminster 25.. 3 2 8.. 4 3 .5. 32 37. .-5.. 26
18. Gloucester.... 23.. 5 3 3.. 2 2 .8. 31 43. -12.. 26
19. Kettering...... 23.. 4 3 4.. 2 4 .6. 31 37. .-6.. 25

Avoiding relegation, Curzon Ashton has a small cushion over Blyth, the two meet next Saturday in Blyth after playing midweek games, both away from home.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
20. Curzon Ashton 24.. 5 2 6.. 1 3 .7. 24 36. -12.. 23

Hoping to avoid relegation.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
21. Blyth........... 24.. 2 3 7.. 3 2 .7. 24 54. -30.. 20
22. Bradford. ..... 25.. 2 2 9.. 1 1 10. 16 67. -51.. 12

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:13 pm

Blyth are certainly trying to make it more than 2 teams involved in the relegation battle. We could do with them to get some sort of result at Altrincham on Tuesday evening. Good work Ginge as per usual.

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:42 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Blyth are certainly trying to make it more than 2 teams involved in the relegation battle. We could do with them to get some sort of result at Altrincham on Tuesday evening. Good work Ginge as per usual.
Yes, a Blyth result at Altrincham would be nice, I don't know where Altrincham can go, they are definitely one of our rivals, back when I did the first one writeup of the season, they seemed in the wrong place in the table
Nov 2nd
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
18. Altrincham.... 13.. 3 1 1.. 0 4 .4. 19 22. .-3.. 14

Jan 4th
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
12. Altrincham.... 21.. 7 2 1.. 2 4 .5. 35 27. ..8.. 33

So their record in two months
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
xx. Altrincham...... 8.. 4 1 0.. 2 0 .1. 16 05. 11.. 19

6 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in 8 games, that's nice

A few comparisons
Nov 2nd
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Southport..... 16.. 6 2 1.. 2 2 .3. 23 13. 10.. 28
04. Kings Lynn.... 14.. 5 3 0.. 2 2 .2. 28 22. ..6.. 26
08. Spennymoor.. 14.. 4 1 1.. 2 3 .3. 26 18. ..8.. 22
11. Hereford...... 15.. 3 3 0.. 3 1 .5. 18 20. .-2.. 22
12. Darlington.... 15.. 5 2 2.. 1 1 .4. 17 18. .-1.. 21
14. Gateshead.... 13.. 4 2 2.. 1 3 .1. 15 12. ..3.. 20

Jan 4th
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Kings Lynn..... 24 10 3 0.. 6 3 .2. 55 31. 24.. 54
05. Spennymoor... 24.. 8 1 2.. 2 6 .5. 41 32. ..9.. 37
08. Southport..... 25.. 7 2 4.. 4 2 .6. 31 29. ..2.. 37
09. Darlington.... 24.. 8 2 3.. 3 1 .7. 30 34. .-4.. 36
11. Gateshead.... 22.. 7 2 3.. 2 5 .3. 32 25. ..7.. 34
16. Hereford...... 25.. 4 6 2.. 3 1 .9. 27 40. -13.. 28

So their record in two months
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
xx. Kings Lynn.... 10.. 5 0 0.. 4 1 .0. 27 09. 18.. 28
xx. Spennymoor.. 10.. 4 0 1.. 0 3 .2. 15 14. ..1.. 15
xx. Darlington.... 09.. 3 0 1.. 2 0 .3. 13 16. .-3.. 15 (Brackley, Leamington and Spenny away games hurt our goal difference, 11 goals conceded)
xx. Gateshead.... 09.. 3 0 1.. 1 2 .2. 17 13. ..4.. 14
xx. Southport..... 09.. 1 0 3.. 2 0 .3. 08 16. .-8.. 09
xx. Hereford...... 10.. 1 3 1.. 0 0 .4. 09 20 .-11.. 06

A long way to go, I'm more confident of the teams ability now than in Sept / Oct

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:57 pm

It just goes to show that if you can string a few results together that you can leap up the table, as has been shown by our recent string of excellent results. It's good to see that Blyth are making a fight of it & Curzon Ashton must be worriedly looking over their shoulders.

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:03 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:57 pm
It just goes to show that if you can string a few results together that you can leap up the table, as has been shown by our recent string of excellent results. It's good to see that Blyth are making a fight of it & Curzon Ashton must be worriedly looking over their shoulders.
Agreed, let’s see how we do, and be aware of Altrincham as a challenger, a lot of teams after the last three playoff places, anyone with an extended cold spell will be caught up (Southport) or left behind (Hereford). I agree with the two horse race at the bottom, I’d prefer to be Blyth than Curzon Ashton.

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:10 pm

Yep 4 points out of the last 2 games, has transformed the relegation battle. It's looking bleak for Bradford PA, they could be already relegated by the time we play at their place on Good Friday.

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by H1987 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:32 pm

I'd definitely prefer Blyth to stay up. They're pretty dreadful though, so i'm not convinced. Maybe if they keep Roberts all season... (I can't understand why he's there to be honest, he's good enough to be playing pro).

We can absolutely make the playoffs. I don't think it matters if we don't, but this is a good team. Possibly the best we've had at this level.

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Re: Today's results Saturday January 4th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:43 pm

Good result for us Curzon Ashton getting a point at Boston, last night. In the unlikely event that we lose tonight, Boston won't be feeling too confident in facing us on Saturday.

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