Team Of The Weekend: National League North

8 months ago By Tom Feaheny

It was an action packed weekend featuring important results in the Vanarama National League North, but which players really stood out?

There were some impressive team performances as Southport gained victory the Gainsborough Trinity and York City defeated the league leaders Salford City, writes Tom Feaheny.

But who were the players that made it all happen?

As we do every week, we get on the phone to club officials, reporters and managers to gage their views on the weekend’s best - and build a squad of 16.

Here is what we’ve come up with following Saturday’s National League North games.

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The National League North Team of the Weekend:

Goalkeeper: Aynsley Pears (Darlington)
A boost for Darlington with the keeper extending his loan until the end of the season, he made a crucial save and earned the praise of his manager.

Defence: Michael Liddle (Blyth Spartans)
The defender was key to the way Blyth played the game and he kept a clean sheet as well.

Defence: Luke Shiels (Alfreton Town)
The experience that Shiels has was used to full affect with his performance helping Alfreton to another win.

Defence: Steven Howson (Southport)
A good defensive display by Howson who was comfortable at the back.

Midfield: John Marsden (AFC Telford United)
His energy and creativity was key, he was applauded off the pitch for a reason.

Midfield: David Syers (Darlington)
He got the goal that mattered and brought quality to the middle of the pitch.

Midfield: Brad Abbott (Boston United)
Two goals and a dominant display by the midfielder helped them get a point after being 3-0 down.

Midfield: Aidan Connolly (York City)

The energy and quality played a big part in the Minstermen getting the win against Salford City

Striker: Dan Maguire (Blyth Spartans)
The striker had a great game and caused problems throughout.

Striker: Jason Gilchrist (Southport)
Gilchrist is excelling under Kevin Davies and a good performance was matched with a hat-trick, despite him not feeling well!

Striker: Mark Beck (Harrogate Town)
An assured performance and a goal as well for the striker.

Substitutes:
Sean Newton (York City)
James Belshaw (Harrogate Town)
Jake Dunwoody (Curzon Ashton)
Jay Rollins (Boston United)
Brendan Daniels (Alfeton Town)

Photo by Simon Marshall

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