Nationwide Conference Wrap
Jim Smith

League leaders Oxford Utd where held to a goalless draw by a Kidderminster side that spent the last thirty minutes of the match reduced to ten men.

Simon Russell, Reuben Reid and Craig Nelthorpe all went close for the Harriers, but failed to make their strikes count.

But when Marcus Bignot was sent off for a professional foul on Oxford's Chris Hargreaves the writing was on the wall, as the home side sat back and played for the draw.

Despite going down to ten men, Morecambe took another step towards breaking into the play-off positions with a well deserved 2-0 win over Altrincham.

The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute when Fraser McLachlan slammed in a header from six yards out and Danny Carlton secured the three points for Morecambe when he turned in Adam Yates' right-wing cross with 10 minutes remaining.

Jimmy Quinn's Cambridge United returned to winning ways on Tuesday evening thanks to a late winner from Jon Brady.

The home side opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, when Clayton Donaldson headed in a Mark Convery cross at the centre of the penalty area.

The U's levelled the scoreline after the break after Ben Sedgemore latched onto a Jon Brady corner kick with a well-struck left-footed effort from 20 yards out.

However, it was a special goal that earned Cambridge all three points, when Jon Brady turned goalscorer with a remarkable corner kick that somehow found the back of the net.

Crawley piled on the early pressure but failed to convert as they lost 3-0 to Weymouth, slipping back to the bottom of the Nationwide Conference table in the process.

Richard Logan bagged Weymouth's first followed by a Ben Smith goal in the 69th minute to double the lead.

Weymouth suffered a setback when Dean Howell was red-carded for a second bookable offence ten minutes from time, but quickly rallied themselves to see Lee Elam slam in a shot from 12-yards out and complete the rout.

Tamworth recorded their first win since the 9th of September with a superb 4-2 victory over Grays Athletic at The Lamb Ground.

John McGrath got the hosts off to a flying start, bagging a goal after just two minutes with a brilliant free kick from all of 30 yards.

Taiwo Atieno doubled their lead in the 10th minute and bagged his second eight minutes later after banging in a Steve Burton pass with a right-footed shot into the top-right corner.

Bradley Thomas stretched Tamworth's lead to four goals just after the break but Aaron McLean pulled one back for the visitors in the 78th minute and Adam Green notched their second just before full time.

Despite enjoying over 60% of total possession, Exeter had to settle for a 1-1 draw with a tough Northwich Victoria side.

Paul Brayson put Northwich in the lead before Lee Phillips equalised for the home side, collecting a Martin Rice long ball and firing home from 12 yards.

Two second-half goals in quick succession saw Mark Stimson's Stevenage Borough earn a 2-1 win against Southport.

Mark Boyd put Southport ahead in the 39th minute but goals from Steve Morison and Jon Nurse just after the break gave Stevenage the lead.

With just a few minutes remaining, Chris Lane received his marching orders for picking up a second yellow cards, leaving his side with even less of a chance of finding an equaliser.

A shock 1-0 victory over promotion contenders Burton Albion saw Forest Green Rovers climb off the bottom of the Conference table.

Adriano Rigoglioso's sweetly struck shot on 32 minutes put the hosts ahead and proved to be the deciding moment in the match.

Chris Wilder's Halifax Town managed to walk away with

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Conf North South
+ Oxford United 37
Dag & Red 33
Weymouth 30
York City 27
Exeter 25
Woking 25
Burton Albion 25
Gravesend 23
Aldershot 22
Morecambe 22
Grays Ath 21
Stevenage 19
Stafford 17
R'den & Dmnds 16
Halifax 16
Cambridge Utd 16
Kidderminster 16
Altrincham 16
Tamworth 16
N'wich Vic. 16
- St Albans 12
- Southport 12
- Forest Green 12
- Crawley Town * 9
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