Hereford closed the gap on the contenders for the Vanarama National League North play-off positions thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over Kettering Town at Edgar Street this afternoon.

Jordan Nicholson was the match winner and his stunning 67th minute strike proved to be sufficient to see off a resilient Kettering side solidified thanks to the pairing of the veteran Luke Graham and Northampton loanee Jay Williams at the heart of the Poppies defence.

However, the Bulls moved within one point of the top seven, and now face Leamington on Tuesday night.

Leamington picked up a creditable away point at Chester in a 3-3 draw and will have gained confidence from the result at the Deva Stadium.

The league pace-setters York City beat early season rivals King’s Lynn Town 3-0 at Bootham Crescent to open up a three point lead over Chester.

At the bottom Blyth Spartans won their first game of the campaign with a comfortable 3-1 home victory over AFC Telford United, whilst Bradford Park Avenue conceded their 35th goal of the season in an 8-0 drubbing at Brackley.

Brackley moved 5th as Guiseley surprisingly lost 3-1 at Gloucester City, whilst Alfreton also dropped further behind York and Chester as they were defeated 2-1 by Darlington.

Kidderminster Harriers took the lead at Spennymoor thanks to another goal from Asley Chambers, but after surrendering the lead went on to dramatically lose the match 2-1 in stoppage time.

Vanarama National League North – Results

Saturday 28 September

Alfreton Town 1-2 Darlington
Altrincham P-P Gateshead
Blyth Spartans 3-1 AFC Telford United
Boston United 2-0 Southport
Brackley Town 8-0 Bradford (Park Avenue)
Chester 3-3 Leamington
Farsley Celtic 2-1 Curzon Ashton
Gloucester City 3-1 Guiseley
Hereford 1-0 Kettering Town
Spennymoor Town 2-1 Kidderminster Harriers
York City 2-0 King’s Lynn Town

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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