On This Day: Action From The Archives (March 23rd)

By Steven Coney

It finally looks like the rest of the National League season will be able to go ahead uninterrupted with the weather slowly improving.

As we prepare for another crucial weekend across our three divisions, we’ve decided to take a stroll down memory lane.

We’ve gone back to March 23rd, 2013 and guess what - an arctic blast played havoc with the fixture programme!

It ended up being a classic National League season so let’s take a closer look at what happened on this day five years ago…

Only six Premier games were played due to snow and ice and Kidderminster Harriers took full advantage to go three points clear at the top.

Michael Gash, Anthony Malbon and Ryan Rowe were on target as Harriers won 3-1 at Southport.

Newport County’s title charge was dealt another blow after boss Justin Edinburgh blasted his side’s hectic run-in.

The Exiles were beaten 1-0 at Stockport County thanks to an own goal from Lee Minshull. The result gave Hatters boss Ian Bogie a win in his first game in charge.

There was better news for Lincoln City, however, as they fought back to beat bottom club AFC Telford United and climb out of the bottom four.

Jamie Taylor’s late double secured the points for the Imps and made it 27 games without victory for Telford.

Louis Almond was on hand to score a vital winner for Hyde as they won 2-1 at Hereford United to give their survival hopes a big boost.

Dartford also tasted victory, winger Ryan Hayes netting twice in the 3-0 win over Gateshead that pushed the Darts up to mid-table.

Elsewhere, Luton Town’s faint play-off hopes were all but ended after a disappointing goalless draw against battling Tamworth.

In the North, Altrincham climbed into the play-off places after beating Worcester City - their fifth straight win. In the other game, Alex Davidson scored a hat-trick for Bradford Park Avenue as they swept Boston United aside.

Welling United were the only winners in the South as they extended their lead at the top to nine points with Ross Lafayette netting twice at Truro City. Bath City and Basingstoke Town played out a 1-1 draw at Twerton Park.

Full Results - March 23rd, 2013

Conference Premier

Dartford 3-0 Gateshead
Hereford United 1-2 Hyde
Lincoln City 3-2 AFC Telford United
Luton Town 0-0 Tamworth
Southport 1-3 Kidderminster Harriers
Stockport County 1-0 Newport County

Conference North

Altrincham 2-0 Worcester City
Boston United 0-4 Bradford Park Avenue

Conference South

Bath City 1-1 Basingstoke Town
Truro City 0-3 Welling United

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