There's Much Riding On Results In The North Tonight

By Sam Elliott

Could we have new leaders this evening in the National League North - and will the play-off picture become clearer?

There’s an awful lot depending on the outcome of Stockport County’s trip to Chester tonight.

Not only will Jim Gannon’s team overhaul Chorley with three points if they win their game in hand later on.

But Chester also need the points as they try to squeeze into the top seven with a late season surge.

It would take a giant goal swing, seven in fact, but they could potentially move into the play-off pack with a very, very good night.

That depends on events at the New Bucks Head - but if there’s one team you would want to wipe the floor with an opponent right now it’s Altrincham.

After hitting seven goals at Alfreton they’re at AFC Telford, who recorded a solid point at leaders Chorley on Saturday and occupy the last play-off place.

Embarrassed Alfreton certainly owe their fans one - they can put things right by beating Hereford.

Blyth Spartans’ impressive win over Boston kept their top seven hopes alive at the weekend.

If Alun Armstrong’s team beat doomed Nuneaton and other results go for them, they could really be in the mix come 9.45pm.

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National League North fixtures:
AFC Telford v Altrincham
Alfreton v Hereford
Blyth Spartans v Nuneaton
Chester v Stockport County

Where next?

Yates: Kiddy Just Have To Carry On Winning And Hope! Mark Yates accepts Kidderminster will have to win all their remaining games to get into the National League North play-offs.
It’s All About Promotion On Tuesday Evening The National League leadership has changed hands more than many can remember this season.

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