Nationwide North Wrap

Droylsden moved to joint top of Nationwide North on Saturday after beating Gainsborough Trinity at the Butcher`s Arms.

The Bloods took the lead four minutes before half time through Steve Daly and the same player added a second with 14 minutes to go, and although Simon Bird pulled one back for Trinity seven minutes from time, Dave Pace`s side held out for the win.

Hinckley were in front after just eight minutes and that looked like being enough for all three points until Laurie Wilson popped up with an equaliser two minutes from the end of normal time.

Workington fell behind to a 15th minute Danny Holland effort at Wetherby Road.

Colin Hunter doubled that on 29 minutes and then two more late goals from Holland and Dave Thomas in the final five minutes gave the result a slightly unfair look to it.

The result lifts Harrogate into fourth spot, just two points adrift of the leaders.

They are followed by Blyth Spartans and Kettering Town respectively after they shared a 2-2 Croft Park draw on Saturday.

Serge Makofo gave the Poppies a 32nd minute advantage but Anthony Lowther levelled eight minutes after the break and then Richard Forster put the North East outfit ahead with 12 minutes remaining.

However, the visitors made the long journey back down the A1 with a point, thanks to a Rene Howe equaliser in stoppage time.

In what is an extremely tight division, Worcester City will be kicking themselves ffor dropping three home points after losing 2-1 at St George`s Lane to struggling Leigh RMI, who are now seventeenth.

Craig Wilding put the hosts in front with 57 minutes gone, but the Railwaymen were back on level terms within three minutes with Gavin Ellison the marksman, and scored what proved to be the winner on 76 minutes though John Dillon.

Scarborough gained a ninth positive point of the season so far in sharing a 1-1 draw at Ewen Fields with Hyde United in which Ged Dalton put the Seadogs ahead in the 27th minute and Dave Gorman pulled the Tigers level ten minutes into the second half.

Bottom-markers Lancaster City suffered a 3-1 defeat at Sandy Lane against Worksop Town where Steve Cudworth`s own goal put the Tigers in front after 36 minutes.

Lee Thompson doubled the home side`s advantage just past the hour-mark only for James Love to reduce the deficit three minutes later.

Danny Bacon made sure with Worksop`s third with ten minutes remaining.

Third-bottom Barrow gained a useful point from a 2-2 draw at Throstle Nest against Farsley Celtic.

Damien Reeves put the home side ahead eight minutes before the break but just three minutes into the second period Chris Butler pulled the Bluebirds back on level terms.

New signing Ryan Zico Black then put the visitors in the box seat with their second on 71 minutes only to be pulled back eight minutes later by Gareth Grant.

Alfreton Town were leap-frogged in the table by Nuneaton Borough after Roger Ashby`s side enjoyed a 3-0 victory at the Impact Arena.

Rob Oddy scored the only goal of the opening half on 37 minutes to give Boro the lead and then Gez Murphy netted a late brace in the last two minutes to make sure of victory.

It was a shame only 141 witnessed a six-goal extravaganza at Damson Park between Moor Green and Vauxhall Motors.

The Moors raced into a three-goal interval lead after goals from Darren Middleton on 12 minutes, Phil Trainer on 36 and Dale Anderson 3 minutes before the break.

Steve McNulty reduced the arrears from the spot on 77 minutes but the `home` side grabbed two more through Danny Davidson and Peter Faulds

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