It's A Big National League North Night With Ten Matches

By Sam Elliott

It’s full focus on the pursuit of league points this evening with some important fixtures lighting up the night.

The fireworks have just about been packed away but there’s sure to still be some sparklers on show with the battle for promotion already heating up.

We’re not likely to see new National League North leaders, even though out-of-form table toppers Tamworth aren’t in action. Second-place South Shields need a huge victory over Buxton to overhaul them - but will be happy if they just turn the temperature up tonight.

Scunthrope United have not won away since mid-August and know how important it is to put that right against Banbury United as they try to apply some pressure themselves.

Alfreton Town don’t just have the FA Cup on their mind and want to prove that by keeping hold of their play-off place with victory at Bishop’s Stortford. Brackley Town sit in seventh so know it’s important they don’t leave Hereford empty-handed.

Boston United will fancy their chances of ending the night in a play-off place but they’ve got to inflict a fourth defeat in five on Farsley Celtic for that to happen.

Curzon Ashton are out of form and wouldn’t have picked a trip to title hunters Spennymoor Town to get their season back on track. King’s Lynn Town will move out of the bottom four if they beat Rushall Olympic - who could slip in.

Elsewhere Blyth Spartans and Southport meet, Chorley travel to Scarborough, pictured, while two teams in trouble meet - can Darlington build on their first win in months by defeating Peterborough Sports?

For all tonight's fixtures, click here.

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