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Harriers Bolster Play-Off Place

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Tuesday night`s games in the Vanarama Nationla League North at Blyth Spartans and Leamington fell victim of more wet weather, but three matches did go ahead, with Kidderminster Harriers taking another step towards a play-off place with victory over fellow top seven side Stockport County.

An excellent crowd of 1,722 at Aggborough saw Joe Ironside score the home side’s first as early as the 4th minute.

But County hit back quickly through March`s player of the month, Jimmy Ball, just 5 minutes later.

James McQuilkin restored Harriers` lead in the 20th minute – a lead they held until half-time.

The next goal was vital, and it was John Eustace’s men who got it on the hour-mark from Dan Bradley to clinch a crucial win.

York City were also looking for points to consolidate their position in the play-off places after last weekend`s derby defeat to second-placed Harrogate Town.

However, Gary Charles continued his impressive start to his managerial career at Nuneaton Town with a 1-0 victory at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium.

Top scorer Ashley Chambers scored the only goal of the game – his 19th in the league this season – in the 75th minute when he raced in to the box rounding Adam Bartlett, who diverted him away from goal, turned and blasted in to the net.

Nuneaton supporters will be ruing the fact that the team`s improved form has come a little too late as this win lifts Boro to eleventh and only six points adrift of the Minstermen.

Another top seven contender to drop points on Tuesday night were Spennymoor Town.

Boston United secured a share of the spoils on the road in a game played at Harrogate`s CNG Stadium due to Moors` pitch problems.

United created the best chances in the second half and arguably should have won after going close through the likes of Ben Middleton, Ashley Hemmings and Reece Thompson during an enterprising second 45 minutes.


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