Non-league round-up

Joe Booth scored four of Brig's seven goals
Joe Booth scored four of Brig's seven goals
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Joe Booth scored four as rampant Brig smashed in seven without reply at New Mills in the NPL First Division North.

Brig were only a Booth strike to the good at the interval. But a second half super show saw Booth complete his haul and other strikes came from Brett Ormerod, Regan Linney and Sam Joel.

Elsewhere, Lancaster drew 1-1 at home to Glossop North End, and Burscough beat Harrogate Railway 3-2.

Clitheroe went down 2-1 at home Ossett Town, Scott Bakkor getting the consolation goal.

Kendal were 3-2 winners at Witton Albion.

For the second time in a week, Southport let a two-goal lead slip, coming away from Halifax Town with just one point after a 2-2 draw in the National League.

Sixty-five of those were with 10 men after Mike Phenix became Port’s fifth player to be sent off this season.

The first goal came in the 35th minute, an own goal by Halifax’s Matty Brown.

New loan signing from Tranmere Cole Stockdale scored the second after 66 minutes and the Sandgrounders looked to have secured their first away win of the season.

But, nine minutes later, the referee awarded a hotly contested penalty to the managerless Shaymen and Jordan Burrow made no mistake with his spot kick.

With a minute to go, Port keeper Andy Coughlin missed a cross and Burrow headed in the equaliser.

AFC Fylde came away from Boston United delighted after a 3-0 win cemented their second spot in the National League North table.

There was a debut for new loan signing Akil Wright from Fleetwood Tow,n who slotted into a midfield three.

The best chance of the opening half came on 39 minutes when Blinkhorn combined well with 
Lloyd, whose ball across the penalty area fell to Dion Charles.

But his effort was superbly saved by Jason Alexander in the Boston goal.

In the second half, it was a different story as goals from Danny Lloyd (59), a Richie Baker penalty (61) and Matty Hughes (64) swung the game the visitors’ way.