Blyth moved up to fourth on the night, but are now fifth in the table after a hard fought victory against a very technical Ilkeston side at Croft Park on Tuesday. A Craig Hubbard penalty and two goals from Spartans’ top scorer Dan Maguire ensured the Green Army went home happy, as the 311 fans that preferred Non-League action to watching England on TV were rewarded with a 50 yard “worldy” strike from Laurie Wilson, featured on BBC Sport here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24558543.
Saturday’s FA Trophy opponents Skelmersdale United recorded a 3-1 away win at Gigg Lane, dispatching FC United of Manchester in front of a 1429 strong crowd. The Skem raced to a three goal lead within the opening 48 minutes through Alan Burton, Matty Hughes and Dean Astbury, before Matthew Walwyn recorded a consolation goal for the home side after being denied by the woodwork twice.
Witton Albion crushed rock bottom Droylsden 5-1 at Wincham Park, taking a three goal lead after just nine minutes. Joshua Hancock grabbed his second of the game six minutes into the second half after opening the scoring, before Kyle Wilson put the hosts five goals to the good. Domingos Silvero converted for the Blood with 11 minutes remaining, with what was a consolation goal for the visiting fans.
Chorley remain in third place after recording a 1-0 victory away at The Weaver Stadium. The Dabbers couldn’t launch a comeback after falling behind from a Josh Hine goal 11 minutes in, despite Chorley being down to ten men for a large portion of the game, following Dale Whitham’s dismissal.
Frickley Athletic and King’s Lynn Town both scored penalties in a 2-2 draw, in front of 196 fans. Gavin Allot netted the first of his brace from the spot to give the host’s a first half lead, before Jake Jones equalised two minutes before half time. Nine minutes after the break Allot doubled his tally, before Andrew Hall tucked away his spot kick ten minutes from time to ensure the both sides took away a point.
Penalties were a major theme in another draw in the league on Tuesday evening, as both Rushall Olympic and Marine both scored from the spot in their 1-1 draw. The Pics took the lead through an Ahmed Obeng penalty after 15 minutes, before Andrew Fowler converted for the Merseysiders on the stroke of half time.
In the final game of the night Buxton took three points away from The South Kesteven Sports Stadium, thanks to a Steven Istead winner two minutes, after the Gingerbreads’ Massiah McDonald received a straight red for his challenge on Tim Ryan earlier in the game.