FC United of Manchester went nap at Grantham Town to go top of the fledgling Evo-Stik Northern Premier League….
….Premier Division table on goal difference.
FC United strolled to a 5-1 win at The Meres on Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead into the break with goals from Lee Neville on 28 minutes and Tom Greaves on 40.
Gregg Smith reduced the deficit 2 minutes after the restart, but Matty Walwyn bagged a brace in the 68th and 84th minutes and then Jerome Wright made it 5-1 in stoppage time.
AFC Fylde and Ilkeston FC are also on ten points from five games and both also enjoyed stunning away victories.
The Coasters enjoyed a remarkable 6-1 win at Sandy Lane against a Worksop Town side who had lost only once before this.
However, their fate was sealed by the 33rd minute by which time Fylde were 4-0 ahead!
Matty Blinkhorn bagged a brace on 22 and 30 minutes, sandwiched by a Harry Winter effort on 24 minutes, with Danny Lloyd-McGoldrick adding the other.
Lloyd-McGoldrick scored the fifth just before the break, but at least the Tigers `drew` the second period, with Michael Barnes` 57th minute sixth being `cancelled out` by Conor Higginson 13 minutes from time.
Ilkeston won 4-2 at Marston Road to condemn hosts Stafford Rangers to a fifth successive defeat.
Aaron Webster gave the Robins a 14th minute lead that Danny Quinn levelled 13 minutes later.
Former Burton Albion favourite Webster restored the visitors` lead on 33 minutes.
However, Jon Sheldon`s 88th minute equaliser looked like breaking Rangers` duck – until Gary Ricketts made it 3-2 in the last minute and 5 minutes into stoppage time, Kane Richards added a fourth.
Marine suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 2-0 at Kirkby Road against Barwell.
In-form Danny Newton gave the Canaries a 17th minute lead and they finally made sure of the points 3 minutes from time when Richard Lavery added the second.
Chorley, Ashton United and Whitby Town all remain unbeaten, but none of them managed a win on Saturday.
Frickley Athletic dug in to earn a hard fought point in a goalless draw against Chorley in a game in which both sides lacked cohesion for much of the game.
Ashton shared four goals at the Weaver Stadium against Nantwich Town where Aaron Burns` 50th minute effort broke the deadlock for the hosts.
Lee Rick levelled from the spot on 63 minutes, only for Andy White to restore the Dabbers` lead 5 minutes later.
Kayde Coppin pulled Ashton back on terms again with 15 minutes to go.
Whitby earned a point from a 1-1 draw at Silverlands against Buxton.
Dave McTiernan finally gave the Seasiders a 67th minute lead that Mark Reed cancelled out with 14 minutes to go.
Droylsden continue to struggle following relegation and visiting Skelmersdale United continue to impress after promotion!
Tommy Lawson`s side rattled the Bloods with two goals in 3 minutes – starting with Adam Morning in the 34th followed by new signing Nick Rogan.
Alan Burton added the icing on the cake with a third in time added on.
Matlock Town earned a good 2-1 win at Croft Park against Blyth Spartans in which Danny Holland gave the Gladiators a 14th minute lead.
Corey Gregory doubled their advantage 7 minutes after half-time, and although Joe Kendrick reduced the arrears on 63 minutes, Mark Atkins` side held on.
Witton Albion made it two successive wins after edging out promoted King`s Lynn Town, courtesy of an 87th Shaun Tuck effort at Wincham Park.
Stamford AFC, who came up with Lynn, fared better at another of the newly-promoted teams, Trafford.
A brace from recent signing Ryan Robbins after 45 and 72 minutes completed a good win for the Daniels.
Rushall Olympic were a goal up in the 22nd minute at Dales Lane against Stocksbridge Park Steels through Luke Bottomer`s spot-kick.
But Steels earned a share of the spoils when Nathan Joynes equalised just before half-time.