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Today's results Saturday March 7th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:53 am

Today’s games, Saturday Mar 7th 2020
Telford......... 1-2 Darlington
Alfreton....... 1-3 York
Altrincham.... 4-1 Spennymoor
Brackley....... 5-2 Blyth
Bradford....... 2-1 Chester
Curzon Ashton 1-1 Boston
Farsley......... 1-2 Hereford
Gateshead..... 1-2 Kings Lynn
Guiseley........ 3-0 Leamington
Kettering....... 1-1 Gloucester
Southport...... 1-2 Kidderminster


The Vanarama National League North, Saturday Mar 7th 2020

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. York............ 34.. 9 5 3 10 4 .3. 52 28. 24.. 66
02. Kings Lynn..... 30 11 3 1.. 8 4 .3. 63 37. 26.. 64
03. Boston......... 32 10 3 2.. 7 4 .6. 46 32. 14.. 58
04. Brackley....... 33.. 8 8 1.. 7 4 .5. 57 23. 34.. 57
05. Altrincham.... 33 11 4 1.. 5 5 .7. 62 40. 22.. 57
06. Chester ....... 32 10 3 3.. 5 6 .5. 58 38. 20.. 54
07. Gateshead.... 31 10 3 4.. 4 7 .3. 47 31. 16.. 52

08. Spennymoor.. 33 11 3 3.. 3 7 .6. 59 45.. 14.. 52
09. Darlington.... 32.. 9 3 4.. 5 3 .8. 41 46. - 5.. 48
10. Guiseley....... 32.. 7 3 7.. 6 5 .4. 51 41. 10.. 47
11. Farsley......... 32.. 7 4 6.. 6 2 .7. 45 41. ..4.. 45
12. Southport..... 32.. 7 3 6.. 5 4 .7. 40 41. .-1.. 43
13. Alfreton....... 31.. 7 3 5.. 5 1 10. 46 51. .-5.. 40
14. Telford.........33.. 5 4 7.. 5 5 .7. 48 55. .-7.. 39
15. Kidderminster 33.. 3 4 9.. 7 4 .6. 39 43. .-4.. 38
16. Hereford...... 33.. 4 10 3. 5 1 10. 39 52 -13.. 38
17. Leamington... 32.. 6 6 4.. 3 2 11. 39 51 -12.. 35
18. Kettering...... 29.. 4 5 5.. 3 5 .7. 35 43. .-8.. 31
19. Curzon Ashton 32.. 6 3 7.. 1 7 .8. 32 42. -10.. 31
20. Gloucester.... 29.. 5 3 5.. 3 3 10. 37 56. -19.. 30
21. Blyth........... 33.. 3 3 10 3 2 12. 32 78. -46.. 23
22. Bradford. ..... 31.. 3 2 11 1 3 11. 24 78. -54.. 17


York;
Alfreton 1-3 York; After a surprise 1-4 home loss to Hereford on Tuesday night, York returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 away win at Alfreton. York got off to a quick 2-0 lead with goals in the 8th and 11th min. York added a third after 79 mins, before a late consolation goal for Alfreton. York continue to have a two point lead but have played four extra matches over Kings Lynn.

Kings Lynn;
Gateshead 1-2 Kings Lynn; After playing only two games in Feb (both losses), Kings Lynn tied at Leamington on Tuesday 0-0 and came out winners today at Gateshead. They lead 1-0 at half time after a 17th min goal, improved Gateshead play resulted in a 51st min equaliser. Kings Lynn grabbed the winner in the 81st min, Kings Lynn still have four games in hand on league leaders York, trailing by two points, Kings Lynn will go top on Tuesday night if they beat bottom place Bradford Park Avenue at home.

Boston;
Curzon Ashton 1-1 Boston; After playing a 0-0 draw at Brackley, Boston drew away again, this time 1-1 at Curzon. Boston lead 1-0 at half time from a 20th min penalty, only to see Curzon convert a penalty 6 mins from time to finish the game 1-1.

Brackley;
Brackley 5-2 Blyth; After a 0-0 home draw with Boston on Tuesday, Brackley came from behind 0-1 at half time to score five second goals after 50, 52, 68,77 & 79 mins to win 5-2. Blyth had equalised after 58 mins. Brackley remain in fourth place.

Altrincham;
Altrincham 4-1 Spennymoor; Altrincham got off to a fast start with a 3rd min goal, adding a second on 39 mins to lead at half time 2-0. Although Spenny pulled a goal back, two more goals after 67 and 90 mins gave the home team a 4-1 win. Alty are in fifth place in the race for playoff places.

Chester;
Bradford 2-1 Chester; Chester slid to sixth place with a loss to bottom place Bradford. They had trailed 0-1 at half time before equalising in the 51st min only for Bradford to score the winner fifteen minutes later.

Gateshead;
Gateshead 1-2 Kings Lynn; Gateshead fought against second place Kings Lynn and trailed 0-1 at half time. A 51st min goal pulled them level before conceding the final goal with nine mins to go. In a strange quirk, their loss moved them up one place into the 7th and final playoff place as they were previously tied on goal difference with Spenny but below them on goals scored. Spenny’s heavier loss moved them down and Gateshead up.

Spennymoor;
Altrincham 4-1 Spennymoor; Spenny were outclassed in this game, trailing 0-2 at half time before scoring after 52 mins, only for Alty to add two more. Their loss drops them to eighth place on goal difference behind Gateshead.

Darlington;
Telford 1-2 Darlington; Darlington rise one place to ninth and were benefited with Chester, Gateshead and Spennymoor directly above them all losing today. Darlington were the better team on an atrocious over sanded pitch and took the lead after 12 mins from Will Hatfield only to concede an equaliser after 34 mins for a 1-1 half time score. Adam Campbell scored the 59th min winner. Darlington have a chance to push Farsley back as they host them at Blackwell Meadows next Saturday.

Guiseley;
Guiseley 3-0 Leamington; Guiseley rise to 10th place today with a 3-0 win over Leamington, leading 1-0 at half time from an injury time goal, and adding goals after 50 mins and injury time again.

Farsley;
Farsley 1-2 Hereford; Farsley fell two places to 11th with a home defeat to Hereford, they trailed at half time 0-1 from a 5th min goal conceded. Farsley fell two down after 65 mins before pulling back one in the 74th min but were unable to equalise.

Southport;
Southport 1-2 Kidderminster; Southport’s struggles continued with a home loss to Kidder. Southport led in the 19th min, Kidder equalised five mins later. Although Southport began the second half well, Kidder scored the only goal of the half in the 68th min.

Alfreton;
Alfreton 1-3 York; Alfreton were no match for league leaders York, trailing 0-2 after 11 mins. Although they improved in the second half, York added a third after 79 mins, Alfreton replied with an 87th min goal to finish 1-3 losers.

Telford;
Telford 1-2 Darlington; Telford came back from conceding an early goal to equalise after 34 mins to be level at half time. They conceded the only goal of the second half in the 59th min to lose 1-2.

Kidderminster;
Southport 1-2 Kidderminster; Kidderminster came back from conceding a 19th min goal to equalise in the 24th min. In the second half they withstood a lot of pressure and scored the winning goal after 68 mins.

Hereford;
Farsley 1-2 Hereford; A rejuvenated Hereford went to York on Tuesday night and won 4-1, today they returned to Yorkshire and beat Farsley 2-1. They led at half time from a 5th min goal, and added a second goal after 65 mins. Farsley did pull one back nine mins later but Hereford finished up 2-1 winners.

Leamington;
Guiseley 3-0 Leamington; After a 0-0 home draw with Kings Lynn, Leamington were soundly beaten 0-3 at Guiseley, conceding one goal in the first half and two in the second half.

Kettering;
Kettering 1-1 Gloucester; This game had two goals in the first ten mins, after 5 from Kettering and 9 from Gloucester, no additional goals were scored.

Curzon Ashton;
Curzon Ashton 1-1 Boston; Curzon followed up their 1-1 draw at York with a home 1-1 draw with playoff contending Boston. Curzon trailed 0-1 at half time from a penalty before equalising from a penalty in the 84 min.

Gloucester;
Kettering 1-1 Gloucester; Gloucester equalised after 9 mins following Kettering's 5th min goal. Gloucester was able to collect this away point that now puts them seven points above relegation doomed Blyth, Gloucester also have four games in hand and a superior goal difference of -19 compared to Blyth’s -46.

Blyth;
Brackley 5-2 Blyth; Blyth’s change in manager appeared to be working when at half time they led 1-0 at 4th place Brackley. Brackley responded with two quick goals before Blyth equalised after 58 mins, followed by Brackley added three more goals. With Gloucester getting an away point, Blyth are now seven points adrift of safety from relegation but have played four more games than Gloucester. Blyth go to Gloucester next Saturday.

Bradford P.A.;
Bradford 2-1 Chester; Bottom placed Bradford surprised playoff chasing Chester with a 2-1 win, they lead at half time from a 40th min goal. Chester equalised after 51 mins before Bradford got the winner after 66 mins.



This week’s games

09/03 Monday
Gloucester..... vs Farsley

10/03 Tuesday
Kettering....... vs Hereford
Kings Lynn..... vs Bradford

14/03 Saturday
Darlington..... vs Farsley
Alfreton....... vs Brackley
Bradford....... vs Curzon Ashton
Chester........ vs Boston
Gloucester..... vs Blyth
Kings Lynn..... vs Guiseley
Leamington... vs Kidderminster
Southport...... vs Gateshead
Spennymoor... vs Hereford
Telford.......... vs Kettering


Comments

Going for the league championship, York's midweek home loss wasted a chance to add to their points lead, Kings Lynn with games in hand are favourites to win the league, they will go top on Tuesday night if they beat bottom place Bradford Park Avenue at home.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. York............ 34.. 9 5 3 10 4 .3. 52 28. 24.. 66
02. Kings Lynn..... 30 11 3 1.. 8 4 .3. 63 37. 26.. 64

The playoff contenders, Boston earned two away draws and saw their lead narrow with Altrincham and Brackley. Chester, Gateshead and Spennymoor’s losses today assisted Darlington and Guiseley who are pursuing.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Boston......... 32 10 3 2.. 7 4 .6. 46 32. 14.. 58
04. Brackley....... 33.. 8 8 1.. 7 4 .5. 57 23. 34.. 57
05. Altrincham.... 33 11 4 1.. 5 5 .7. 62 40. 22.. 57
06. Chester ....... 32 10 3 3.. 5 6 .5. 58 38. 20.. 54
07. Gateshead.... 31 10 3 4.. 4 7 .3. 47 31. 16.. 52
08. Spennymoor... 33 11 3 3.. 3 7 .6. 59 45. 14.. 52

The playoff pretenders, Darlington finally won not just a game, but also an away game, and were assisted by losses just above them. They will need a new hot streak and some stumbling from Chester, Gateshead and Spennymoor to make a playoff place happen will and also gathering enough points to keep Guiseley and Farsley behind. Southport look to be sliding into mid table mediocrity.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
09. Darlington.... 32.. 9 3 4.. 5 3 .8. 41 46. .- 5.. 48
10. Guiseley....... 32.. 7 3 7.. 6 5 .4. 51 41. 10.. 47
11. Farsley......... 32.. 7 4 6.. 6 2 .7. 45 41. ..4.. 45
12. Southport..... 32.. 7 3 6.. 5 4 .7. 40 41. .-1.. 43



The inconsistents, teams that look too strong to be relegated, but too inconsistent to move towards the playoff chasing group. Kidderminster and Hereford are moving up to this group.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
13. Alfreton....... 31.. 7 3 5.. 5 1 10. 46 51. .-5.. 40
14. Telford.........33.. 5 4 7.. 5 5 .7. 48 55. .-7.. 39
15. Kidderminster 33.. 3 4 9.. 7 4 .6. 39 43. .-4.. 38
16. Hereford...... 33.. 4 10 3. 5 1 10. 39 52. -13.. 38

The Blyth watchers, these teams may not be safe mathematically yet, but Blyth losing seven in a row, they are not threatening any of these teams. Gloucester’s point at Kettering helped them move a little closer to safety.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
17. Leamington... 32.. 6 6 4.. 3 2 11. 39 51. -12.. 35
18. Kettering...... 29.. 4 5 5.. 3 5 .7. 35 43. .-8.. 31
19. Curzon Ashton 32.. 6 3 7.. 1 7 .8. 32 42. -10.. 31
20. Gloucester.... 29.. 5 3 5.. 3 3 10. 37 56. -19.. 30

Time is running out to avoid relegation, Blyth need to get points.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
21. Blyth........... 33.. 3 3 10 3 2 12. 32 78. -46.. 23
22. Bradford. ..... 31.. 3 2 11 1 3 11. 24 78. -54.. 17


Predictions
Champions Kings Lynn
Playoffs participants. York, Boston, Brackley, Altrincham
2 from the following, Chester, Spennymoor, Gateshead

Playoff winner Boston or Altrincham

Relegated
Blyth, Bradford

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 7th 2020

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:19 am

Just to analyse further Ginge's point about us needing a hot streak and others to stumble:

Let's say we got another 20 points. This is a record of 6-2-2. Tough, but doable. We would end up on 68.

Now, due to our poor goal difference, other teams would have to finish a point behind us. So, to end up on only 67, the following records would be needed until the end of the season from the immediate teams in the play-offs.

Brackley. 9 games left. 10 points, or a record of 2-4-3
Altrincham. 9 games left. 10 points, or a record of 2-4-3
Chester. 10 games left. 13 points, or a record of 3-4-3
Gateshead. 11 games left. 15 points, or a record of 4-3-4
Spennymoor. 9 games left. 15 points, or a record of 4-3-2

So there you have it. Our chance of making the play-offs hinges not only on how probable you think our hot streak would be mathematically, as well as any 2 of the above 5 teams having a record matching or worse than I've displayed.

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 7th 2020

Post by H1987 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:30 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:19 am
Just to analyse further Ginge's point about us needing a hot streak and others to stumble:

Let's say we got another 20 points. This is a record of 6-2-2. Tough, but doable. We would end up on 68.

Now, due to our poor goal difference, other teams would have to finish a point behind us. So, to end up on only 67, the following records would be needed until the end of the season from the immediate teams in the play-offs.

Brackley. 9 games left. 10 points, or a record of 2-4-3
Altrincham. 9 games left. 10 points, or a record of 2-4-3
Chester. 10 games left. 13 points, or a record of 3-4-3
Gateshead. 11 games left. 15 points, or a record of 4-3-4
Spennymoor. 9 games left. 15 points, or a record of 4-3-2

So there you have it. Our chance of making the play-offs hinges not only on how probable you think our hot streak would be mathematically, as well as any 2 of the above 5 teams having a record matching or worse than I've displayed.
Crazier things have happened, but I can't see us making it. What i'm really hoping is that we go to Gateshead with something on the line. If we slip up against Farsley, we really can forget it. I think anything from Boston is a bonus, but losing to Farsley would be disastrous.

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 7th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 pm

Gloucester 2 - 1 Farsley
After 19 mins, ex Quakers Nathan Cartman and Dave Syers link up for a Farsley lead, but two Gloucester goals after 68 and 92 mins sink Farsley. Farsley come to Darlington on Saturday desperate for 3 points to revive their fading playoff chances.
Gloucester’s win widens their lead over Blyth to 10 points, Curzon Ashton are closest to Blyth but 8 points in front.

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. York............ 34.. 9 5 3 10 4 .3. 52 28. 24.. 66
02. Kings Lynn..... 30 11 3 1.. 8 4 .3. 63 37. 26.. 64
03. Boston......... 32 10 3 2.. 7 4 .6. 46 32. 14.. 58
04. Brackley....... 33.. 8 8 1.. 7 4 .5. 57 23. 34.. 57
05. Altrincham.... 33 11 4 1.. 5 5 .7. 62 40. 22.. 57
06. Chester ....... 32 10 3 3.. 5 6 .5. 58 38. 20.. 54
07. Gateshead.... 31 10 3 4.. 4 7 .3. 47 31. 16.. 52

08. Spennymoor.. 33 11 3 3.. 3 7 .6. 59 45.. 14.. 52
09. Darlington.... 32.. 9 3 4.. 5 3 .8. 41 46. - 5.. 48
10. Guiseley....... 32.. 7 3 7.. 6 5 .4. 51 41. 10.. 47
11. Farsley......... 33.. 7 4 6.. 6 2 .8. 46 43. ..3.. 45
12. Southport..... 32.. 7 3 6.. 5 4 .7. 40 41. .-1.. 43
13. Alfreton....... 31.. 7 3 5.. 5 1 10. 46 51. .-5.. 40
14. Telford.........33.. 5 4 7.. 5 5 .7. 48 55. .-7.. 39
15. Kidderminster 33.. 3 4 9.. 7 4 .6. 39 43. .-4.. 38
16. Hereford...... 33.. 4 10 3. 5 1 10. 39 52 -13.. 38
17. Leamington... 32.. 6 6 4.. 3 2 11. 39 51 -12.. 35
18. Gloucester.... 30.. 6 3 5.. 3 3 10. 39 57. -18.. 33
19. Kettering...... 29.. 4 5 5.. 3 5 .7. 35 43. .-8.. 31
20. Curzon Ashton 32.. 6 3 7.. 1 7 .8. 32 42. -10.. 31
21. Blyth........... 33.. 3 3 10 3 2 12. 32 78. -46.. 23
22. Bradford. ..... 31.. 3 2 11 1 3 11. 24 78. -54.. 17

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 7th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:18 pm

It looks like the game at Gateshead could be pivotal to our chances of making the play-offs. No doubt we'll have a large following up at the game.

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