Blue Square Bet
Published 15th September 2012
.....eight after winning 3-1 at St James`s Park against Workington on Saturday.
James Clifton gave the home side the lead in first half stoppage time, only for Jonny Wright to level 7 minutes after the restart.
Elliott Sandy restored the hosts` advantage with 12 minutes remaining and then Glenn Walker made sure with a third in stoppage time.
However, Brackley are now the only side with a 100 per cent record after Chester FC, who also came up this season, went down to a 3-2 defeat at the Jakemans Stadium to Boston United.
Ben Fairclough gave the Pilgrims an 8th minute lead and then doubled that after 36 minutes.
Just 2 minutes later and it looked all over for the visitors when Ben Milnes added a third.
But, in front of a crowd of 1,249, nerves began to show as Chester pulled two goals back in a minute shortly after half-time, courtesy of an Iain Howard brace.
However, Boston held firm to record a fine victory and end Chester`s good start to the season.
Guiseley, who had also started the campaign well, suffered a second successive defeat as they went down to a 2-1 Nethermoor defeat to Bishop`s Stortford.
Lewwis Spence gave the Blues a 31st minute lead. But James Walshaw`s 56th minute equaliser looked like being enough, until Matt Johnson popped up with an injury-time winner for Stortford.
FC Halifax Town are hitting form and smashed five without reply at The Shay against Gloucester City.
The Shaymen had a great start when Jon Worthington put them in front inside the opening minute.
And then Lee Gregory took over and proceeded to net four times in the 9th, 41st, 45th and 65th minute to complete a comprehensive win.
Altrincham also look like they are clicking into gear and saw off Bradford Park Avenue 3-1 at Moss Lane.
Altrincham took the lead after 8 minutes when Damian Reeves smartly back-heeled the ball into the net.
Nicky Clee scored the second with a superbly taken free-kick from just outside the box in the 26th minute.
Alty then looked impressive going forward but after 52 minutes Avenue got a goal back when Richard Marshall scored with a deflected free-kick.
The crowd was getting edgy until Alty finally got a third goal in the 4th of 5 added minutes when Reeves scored his second of the game and his thirteenth in eight league matches this season.
Corby Town picked up a second successive victory under new boss Chris Plummer, beating Colwyn Bay 3-1 at Steel Park.
It was the visitors who took the lead on 23 minutes when Paul Malone was harshly adjudged to have brought down Gareth Evans.
And Matthew Berkeley stepped up and sent Paul Walker to wrong way from 12 yards.
But Corby responded within 4 minutes when Ryan Semple’s fine cross from the right was met by Josh Moreman. His volley came back off the far post but he followed in to finish it off with visiting `keeper Chris Sanna well beaten.
The game remained fairly even until the Steelmen took the lead with 20 minutes to go.
Pierrick Briand’s cross to the far post was gathered by Tom McGowan. He chipped it back across goal, substitute Leon McKenzie flicked it on and Semple couldn’t miss from a couple of yards as he grabbed his goal in Corby colours.
Almost immediately, former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair glanced a header wide from a corner.
But Corby held firm and then, in the final minute, they finished the game off as McKenzie out-muscled Sinclair and raced away before slotting past Sanna.
Hinckley United and Droylsden still occupy the bottom two places after both suffered 2-1 away defeats on Saturday.
The Knitters fell to defeat at Rivacre Road against Vauxhall Motors, who took a 48th minute lead through Tom Rutter.
Joe Parkinson added a second in the 57th minute, and although Danny Newton reduced the deficit with 13 minutes to go, Motors hung on.
The Bloods were beaten by the same scoreline at St George`s Lane by Worcester City, whose Mike Taylor gave them the lead 5 minutes before half-time.
A Stuart Whitehead own goal 9 minutes after the break brought Droylsden level, but Tom Thorley`s penalty 18 minutes from time sealed City`s victory.
Stalybridge Celtic secured all three points with a late winner from Jack Laird, despite a spirited performance from Histon at Bower Fold.
Laird had given Celtic a 15th minute lead that Jim Stevenson cancelled out after 38 minutes.
And a draw looked likely until Laird popped up with less than a minute remaining.
Oxford City emerged the victors with a smash-and-grab performance at Harrogate Town.
Town fell to an early 8th minute Darren Pond goal only to watch as Dave Merris scored with a 35-yard screamer.
However, two further goals for Joey Benjamin in the 27th and 52nd minute for Oxford made then the happier of the two teams.
Gainsborough Trinity took full advantage when hosts Solihull Moors went down to ten-men to win 2-0 at Damson Park.
Trinity broke the deadlock shortly before the hour-mark through Darryn Stamp and then seconds later Dean Bennett was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Paul Connor made sure of victory when he made it 2-0 in the final minute of normal time.