Blue Square Bet
Published 15th September 2012
......Barrow AFC on Saturday.
The game didn`t kick-off until 4.15 after the referee had been held up in traffic caused by a fatal accident.
County opened the scoring just before half-time when Lee Evans scored from just inside the box.
In the 70th minute the Exiles doubled their advantage through Danny Crow, who added a third in the 77th with a close range header.
Macclesfield Town mounted a great comeback to snatch a 3-3 draw at Liberty Way against Nuneaton Town.
Things didn`t look good for the Silkmen when Andy Brown gave Boro an early 6th minute lead and then James Armson doubled that from the penalty spot just 7 minutes later after Matthew Barnes-Homer had been penalised for handball.
Kieran Murtagh finally managed to reduce the arrears in the 70th minute following good work by Craig Braham-Barrett, but the home side restored their two-goal cushion in the 77th minute when Kyle Perry set up Danny Sleath to fire past Lance Cronin in the Macc goal.
Barnes-Homer pulled a second back for Macclesfield in the last minute of normal time and then in stoppage time he produced the pass that Arnaud Mendy grabbed the equaliser from.
At the opposite end of the table, Kidderminster Harriers` search for a first win continues after being held to a goalless draw at Aggborough by Grimsby Town, while newly-promoted Hyde FC suffered a late 3-2 defeat at Sincil Bank against Lincoln City.
The Imps took a 43rd minute lead when Colin Larkin converted from the spot after Andy Pearson had fouled midfielder Gary Mills.
But Scott Spencer equalised after 64 minutes, also from the spot, after Andrew Boyce had fouled Liam Tomsett. But Larkin restored the hosts` lead just 3 minutes later with a third penalty of the afternoon, awarded for a foul by Luke Ashworth on Mills.
However, the Tigers were back on terms within 3 minutes through Phil Jevons, only for Vadaine Oliver to score what proved to be the winner for Lincoln in the 88th minute.
Fancied duo Luton Town and Wrexham shared a 0-0 Kenilworth Road draw, while ten-man Ebbsfleet United almost held on at Southport until a last-gasp winner from Chris Lever gave Liam Watson`s side victory.
Partick Ada received a second yellow card in the 89th minute, and cruelly Lever made them pay dearly with the only goal in the 2nd minute of injury-time.
Dartford enjoyed a comprehensive 4-0 Princes Park victory over Hereford United, taking an early 6th minute lead through a Ryan Hayes strike from the edge of the box.
And they doubled that immediately after half-time when Hayes crossed for Jamie Rogers to head past Dan Hanford in the Bulls goal.
Goal number three arrived in the 76th minute with a fine Danny Harris effort from 18 yards, and the fourth came courtesy of a Jon Wallis free-kick.
Cambridge United and AFC Telford United were two other sides unable to find a goal at the R Costings Stadium, and Tamworth produced a good 2-0 win at the International Stadium against Gateshead.
Adam Cunnington put the Lambs in front from the spot after 36 minutes after Ben Clark`s foul on the visiting striker. Tom Marshall doubled Tamworth`s lead 6 minutes into the second half with a header from a Peter Till cross.
Any chance the Tynesiders had of retrieving something from the game virtually ended when James Marwood – on as a 56th minute substitute – received a straight red card in the 74th minute for a rash challenge on Richard Tait.
Stockport County disappointed in front of their own fans again when going down to a 2-1 defeat to promoted Woking. It was County who took the lead when Alex Kenyon headed home new signing Matty Mainwaring`s cross after 15 minutes.
The Cards levelled after 24 minutes with a Gavin McCallum effort from 20 yards, and on 65 minutes it was 2-1 to the visitors when Loick Pires scored from a similar distance after being set up by Dean Sinclair.
Jon Nolan came off the bench for County in the 77th minute – but by the 81st he had received two yellow cards and was back in the dressing room!
Mansfield Town saw off the challenge of Braintree Town at Field Mill, winning 2-0.
The Stags went ahead in the 2nd minute through Lee Stevenson.
And they made sure of the points 4 minutes from time when Jake Speight got on the end of a Colin Daniel pass to beat Danny Naisbitt in the Iron goal.
Forest Green Rovers were denied three points at the New Lawn by a late Alfreton Town equaliser.
Yan Klukowski put the home side in front in the 10th minute from close range after good work from Magno Vieira.
And that looked as though it was going to be enough until, in the 91st minute, Eddie Oshodi fouled Ben Tomlinson in the box and Dan Bradley equalised from twelve yards to earn the Reds a share of the spoils.