What Happened In The National League North On Saturday?

By Tom Scott

York City are the ones sitting pretty at the top of the National League North after three games.

And while many would've foreseen the Minstermen's charge - the same can't be said for the rest of the early pacesetters.

York had to call for a secret agent to edge them past Brackley. It was Bond, Andy Bond who clinched the points for the leaders.

No goals in 180 minutes until this afternoon for Southport but Jack Sampson took just 50 seconds to open the scoring against Guiseley as the Port inflicted a first defeat of the season on the visitors.

Bradford (Park Avenue) changed their manager this week but it was the same story on the pitch.

Goals from Correy Davidson, Rhys Williams and Ash Chambers saw Kidderminster Harriers home at the Horsfall.

Alun Armstrong notched his first win as Darlington boss.

Stephen Thompson struck either side of a Jarret Rivers goal as the Quakers breezed past Kettering.

Armstrong's former employers Blyth Spartans were also involved in a 3-0 scoreline.

Unfortunately for them - only Alfreton Town found the net at the Impact Arena this afternoon - Bobby Johnson with the pick of the goals.

It's three points from three for Gateshead after another draw - this time at AFC Telford.

A Brad Jackson-inspired Chester side secured their first maximum of the new campaign.

Jackson and George Waring notched as the Blues edged past Farsley Celtic.

Gloucester City had Joe Hanks to thank after rescuing them a point against Altrincham.

Two wins on the spin for King's Lynn Town who were three goals to the good when Mike Symons bagged a late consolation for Hereford.

Leamington took the lead through a Josh March penalty against Curzon Ashton.

The Brakes went down to ten men two minutes later and were nearing an impressive victory only for Sean Miller to level late on for the Nash.

Saturday's National League North final scores:
AFC Telford 0-0 Gateshead
Alfreton Town 3-0 Blyth Spartans
Bradford (Park Avenue) 0-3 Kidderminster Harriers
Chester 2-1 Farsley Celtic
Darlington 3-0 Kettering Town
Gloucester City 1-1 Altrincham
King's Lynn Town 3-1 Hereford
Leamington 1-1 Curzon Ashton
Southport 3-0 Guiseley
York City 1-0 Brackley Town

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