Non-league round-up

Table-topping Lancaster City produced one of their best performances of the season to see off NPL First Division North promotion rivals Ossett Town 3-1 on their own patch.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 26th February 2017, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:38 am
Jordan Connerton acored from the spot (photo: Tony North)
Jordan Connerton acored from the spot (photo: Tony North)

The hosts had already beaten City at Giant Axe earlier in the season but Phil Brown’s team are now a different proposition and won comfortably on the day.

The Dolly Blues raced into a three-goal lead through 
Thomas Kilifin (21), Jacob 
Gregory (34) and a Jordan 
Connerton penalty (48).

Steven Ridley scored a last-gasp consolation goal for the home side.

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Elsewhere in the division, the weather put paid to Bamber Bridge’s game at Clitheroe, and Kendal Town’s home clash with Tadcaster Albion.

The only other local action saw Burscough beaten 2-0 at home by Hyde United, Matthew Beadle (18) and Christopher Sutherland (81) doing the damage.

Southport plunged further into National League relegation trouble when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Chester.

The first half was goalless although Tom Shaw hit the bar for Chester and saw another on-target shot saved by Magnus Norman.

In a match between two mediocre teams, it was an intelligent lob by Chester midfielder Evan Horwood that secured the three points for his side in the 67th minute.

Horwood collected a clearance from his keeper, saw keeper Norman well off his goalline and coolly lobbed the ball over him into the net for the winner.

In the National League North, top-of-the-table AFC Fylde romped to a 3-1 home win over Tamworth.

Steve Williams, Danny Rowe and Andy Bond got the Coasters’ goals, with Dan Newton replying.