Blue Square Bet
Published 22nd August 2012
.....North season, had emphatic home wins on Tuesday night.
Guiseley dished out a 7-1 demolition of Droylsden at Nethermoor.
Nicky Boshell, who scored twice last Saturday, began the scoring after just 7 minutes and Josh Wilson scored the Lions’ second on 31 minutes before Boshell doubled his tally with his fourth goal of the season already 4 minutes later.
Danny Ellis was the next to register after 41 minutes as Guiseley took a 4-0 lead into the break.
A penalty for the home side saw Gavin Rothery make it five after 66 minutes, before the visitors hit back with a spot-kick of their own from Lee Rick on 77 minutes – 3 minutes after Michael Connor had been sent-off.
But late goals for Wilson 8 minutes from time and new signing Stephen Brogan in injury-time wrapped thing up.
Trailing to a single goal at half-time, Hinckley United slipped to a disappointing 5-0 defeat at St James`s Park against new boys Brackley to leave the young Knitters point-less after their opening two matches.
Former Knitter Owen Storey proved a thorn in the side of Dean Thomas` team. He added a second on the 48th minute after Elliott Sandy had given the Northamptonshire side a 15th minute lead and despite a number of chances for United, Brackley went on to score three further goals from Tom Winters after 70 minutes, Eddie Odihambo 6 minutes later and Steve Diggin in stoppage time.
As rain and lightning lashed The Jakemans Stadium, Boston United whipped up their own storm to thump Histon 6-0 and join Guiseley, Brackley and Colwyn Bay on six points from two games.
Summer signing Mark Jones netted a hat-trick with goals in the 29th, 35th and 78th minute.
Ben Fairclough on 46 minutes, Marc Newsham 59 and Ben Milnes 90 also got in on the act as the Pilgrims ran amok.
Colwyn Bay secured maximum points from their first two games after winning 1-0 at The Shay against FC Halifax Town.
Striker Kevin Holsgrove scored the only goal, striking from distance midway through the second half.
In a game largely dominated by the Shaymen, with Gareth Seddon, Dale Johnson and Lee Gregory all going close, the visitors struck a sucker-punch with just over 15 minutes remaining.
Former Shayman Holsgrove turned away from his marker and finished accurately from 22 yards, giving `keeper Matt Glennon no chance.
Bradford Park Avenue picked up their first win after running out 3-1 winners at Rivacre Road against Vauxhall Motors.
Avenue drew their first game of the season and built on that with a win on their travels.
Nathan Hotte broke the deadlock after 24 minutes and the midfielder was instrumental in his side’s second just before the break.
Hotte battled to win possession and pulled the ball back for Danny Holland to slot in. Nine minutes after the break it was 3-0 to the visitors, thanks to Matty James, but Avenue could not manage a clean sheet.
A free-kick after the hour-mark found the Motormen’s James Ellison and he lashed home on the half-volley.
Corby Town lost their second successive match, as a ruthless first half display from Solihull Moors condemned them to a 3-0 defeat at Damson Park.
The hosts controlled the match from the first whistle and it took them only 13 minutes to turn that dominance into a lead.
Darryl Knights cheeky flick went beyond Paul Walker in the Corby goal, after he got himself in front of the Steelmen defenders.
That lead was soon doubled, as an innocuous ball was floated into the Corby box and Omar Bogle guided it into the net on 27 minutes.
The result was put beyond any doubt before half-time as Gary Birch bagged the hosts` third of the evening just a minute before the break. The Steelmen again failed to deal with a ball into the box, and Birch was on hand to chest the ball down and rifle his shot into the top corner.
The second half was much improved for Corby, with substitutes Leon McKenzie and Josh Moreman going close, however the Steelmen could not manage to find their first goal of the campaign.
Altrincham secured their first ever win at Harrogate Town with a hard working performance.
Duncan Watmore fired the visitors ahead in the 4th minute from 25 yards. Harrogate then applied plenty of pressure, at one stage earning four successive corners. But good defending and a couple of fine saves by Stuart Coburn kept them out until half-time. But within 90 seconds of the restart the hosts equalised through Chib Chilaka.
Alty got the winner in the 77th minute when Simon Richman scored smartly after a Damian Reeves shot had been parried.
A goal from Jack Mills just 6 minutes from time earned newly-promoted Oxford City a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Gloucester City at Whaddon Road, while the only draw of the night came at Bower Fold where Stalybridge Celtic and Gainsborough Trinity shared the spoils.
Joel Bembo-Leta finally broke the deadlock by putting the home side in front after 67 minutes, only for Jamie Yates to level for the visitors 10 minutes from time.