The Coasters took the lead at the Martin & Co Arena 4 minutes before
half-time, with inevitably top scorer Danny Rowe being the marksman.
But Trinity, with three debutants in their starting line-up, equalised 9
minutes after the break when Jordan Thewlis was brought down in the box and he
got up to convert the resulting penalty.
Fylde scored what proved to be the winner 14 minutes from time with a goal
that just showed the difference between top and bottom as a Rowe effort took a
wicked deflection off Trinity`s Ioan Evans to wrong-foot the home keeper and go
into the opposite corner of the net.
It was a good day for all of the play-off chasing sides, with wins for
second-placed Salford City, third-placed Kidderminster Harriers, Chorley, FC
Halifax Town and sixth and seventh-placed Stockport County and Darlington 1883
Salford put a massive dent into Brackley Town`s own hopes of mounting a top
five challenge with a 1-0 win at St James`s Park.
The Saints, fresh from a 6-0 hammering of AFC Telford United, were beaten
by a Michael Nottingham header just shy of the hour-mark.
Harriers were comfortable 3-0 winners at Aggborough against an Alfreton
Town side now looking over their shoulders at the drop zone.
A penalty converted by James McQuilkin opened Harriers` account after 19
Liam Truslove added a second after 27 minutes and it was effectively all
over bar the shouting just 5 minutes later when Bermudan Tyrell Waite made it
Chorley increased Telford`s relegation worries after a 2-1 Victory Park
Jack Sampson put the Magpies ahead after 28 minutes.
Josh Wilson restored parity 6 minutes before half-time.
But Andy Teague`s goal 5 minutes after the break eventually proved enough
for Matt Jansen`s side.
FC Halifax returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win at the Horsfall Stadium
against struggling Yorkshire rivals Bradford Park Avenue in a game which saw
both sides end with ten-men.
After a forgettable first half, with Oli Johnson put Avenue ahead after 64
minutes before he was dismissed for a second booking.
The Shaymen fought back through Richard Peniket on 70 minutes, and then substitute
Tom Denton out them in front with 4 minutes remaining.
Matty Kosylo made sure of the win when he netted the visitors third in
stoppage time, although there was still time for Peniket to also see red for
elbowing former Shayman Ryan Toulson.
Stockport attracted another excellent gate of 3,495 as they entertained
neighbouring Curzon Ashton at Edgeley Park.
Danny Lloyd gave the Hatters an early 5th minute lead that he
doubled 5 minutes before the break.
Jimmy Ball`s penalty 11 minutes into the second half made it an uphill
struggle for Curzon, who could only manage a last-gasp spot-kick reply which
Matty Warburton converted.
just a point behind Stockport after putting another nail into now bottom-markers
Stalybridge Celtic`s coffin.
Mark Beck`s 27th
minute penalty given after a foul on David Ferguson proved to be the only goal
and leave Celtic fifteen points from the safety-mark with games running out.
five hopes took a blow when they were beaten 1-0 at Broadhurst Park by FC
United of Manchester.
how many of the 2,407 crowd were still in the ground to witness an amazing
35-yard strike by Nathan Lowe to win it for the Reds in the 4th
minute of stoppage time!
Town`s play-off hopes look over as they were held to a 1-1 draw by the team
immediately below them in the table, Gloucester City, at Whaddon Road.
After a first half in which chances were few and far between, the afternoon’s
goals arrived just a minute apart.
First Simon Ainge continued his fine form in front of goal with a
thunderous strike after 58 minutes, before the Tigers’ own top marksmen Luke
Hopper levelled just under a minute later as the points were shared.
Jordan Murphy's 83rd minute equaliser was enough to earn Worcester City a
point on the road against Nuneaton Town, moving them clear of the relegation
zone on goal difference.
Joe Ironside gave the hosts the lead in the 12th minute.
As the game progressed, City looked the more potent threat but it took
until the 83rd minute for them to be rewarded for their persistence when Murphy
fired a left-footed effort past Tyrell Belford in the Nuneaton goal drawing
And for the first time in months, Altrincham are off the bottom of the
table after winning 1-0 at the Jakemans Stadium against old rivals Boston
United, who still need points to avoid being sucked into a releagtion scrap.
Elliott Newby's 32nd minute strike settled the encounter in the Robins'
favour despite a dominant start from the Pilgrims. Harry Vince had rattled the
post while Lewis Hilliard was denied twice by visiting keeper Stuart Tomlinson
as United's bright opening went unrewarded.