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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.


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