York City remain the early pacesetters in the Vanarama National League North after their comfortable 3-0 away win at Blyth Spartans. The bookmakers favourites for the title have picked up 10 points from a possible twelve.

Indeed, City are one of only six clubs who remain unbeaten after the opening round of four matches.

Guiseley are in second spot following a 3-1 victory over last season’s promotion finalists Spennymoor Town, reacting well to their earlier defeat at Southport on Saturday.

Curzon Ashton and Southport also remain unbeaten. Curzon won on Monday with a 3-1 victory over Darlington, whilst last night Southport had a resounding 3-0 success at Farsley Celtic.

Blyth dropped to the foot of the table after their loss to York, with Bradford Park Avenue lifting themselves off the bottom with a 1-1 draw at Gateshead. Lewis Knight scored Park Avenue’s first goal of the season on the hour mark to secure the valuable point.

The turnaround of the night saw Gloucester City win at Aggborough against the odds. Harriers swept into a 2-0 lead before Gloucester fought back to level at 2-2. A Joe Hanks penalty then won it for the visitors in the 66th minute.

With Tim Harris in the dugout after the dismissal of head coach Marc Richards, Hereford beat Telford 1-0 at Edgar Street producing a tenacious, hard working and at times attractive performance. Rowan Liburd scored the winner in the 56th minute with a close range header after a fierce angled drive from Bradley Ash had been saved.

Hereford now lie 5th in the table, just three points behind leaders York.

The Bulls travel to take on Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

Tuesday 13th August

Altrincham 3 Alfreton 2

Blyth Spartans 0 York 3

Boston 1 Leamington 0

Brackley 1 King’s Lynn 1

Farsley Celtic 0 Southport 3

Gateshead 1 Bradford PA 1

Guiseley 3 Spennymoor 1

Hereford 1 Telford 0

Kettering 1 Chester 1

Kidderminster 2 Gloucester 3 

By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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