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Tuesday Night Football Returns For National League North Sides

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Tuesday night football returns for nearly all the Vanarama National League North sides writes Tom Feaheny.

There has already been one midweek game as Southport moved to the top of the table after defeating Bradford Park Avenue 2-1, thanks to an added time strike by Gary Roberts.

Tonight there is a Yorkshire Derby as North Ferriby United who lost on Saturday 4-0 aim to get their first win of the season as they host Harrogate Town who gained an emphatic 4-0 victory.

The team that lost to Town were Nuneaton Town with Tommy Wright’s side hosting Kidderminster Harriers who were defeated by an own goal against Chorley.

Last season Blyth Spartans were in the Evo-Stik Premier and York City the Vanarama National League, they face each in this league. They were both defeated during the opening weekend, they face each other in the Vanarama National League North for the first time at Croft Park.

Matt Jansen’s Chorley on paper had the most difficult opening two games, they next host Salford City with their joint managers wanting an improvement after they left empty handed at the weekend.

Two teams who both gained victory at the weekend will look to extend their 100% percent records as AFC Telford United boss Rob Edwards has his first home game in charge against Brackley Town.

Spennymoor Town gained their first home win the Vanarama National League North will aim to gain their first three point away in the league as they travel to FC United of Manchester who lost 2-1 at the weekend.

Stockport County host their first match of the season. They look to earn their first points against Curzon Ashton who were the joint highest winners of the weekend with a 4-0 win.

A 4-0 loss for Boston United was not the ideal start to the season as they were defeated by Southport, they next face a team who had a better weekend in John McDermott’s Alfreton Town who beat new boys Blyth 2-0.

Tamworth lost to a 97th minute Adam Boyes strike against Bradford Park Avenue. Their next game is away to a side who were promoted to the Vanarma National League North in Leamington with Paul Holleran’s team hoping to extend their winning run.

And on Wednesday night Darlington who won their away match on Saturday against Salford City are up against Dave Frecklington’s Gainsborough Trinity.

Photo by Tim Roberts

Tuesday 8th August
AFC Telford United V Brackley Town
Chorley V Salford City
Nuneaton Town V Kidderminster Harriers
Boston United V Alfreton Town
North Ferriby United V Harrogate Town
Blyth Spartans V York City
Leamington V Tamworth
Stockport County V Curzon Ashton
FC United Of Manchester V Spennymoor Town

Wednesday 9th August
Darlington V Gainsborough Trinity


About Author

I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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