Skrill Premier review 24th August

Chester scored their first goal of the season but are still searching for the first win.

Chester scored their first goal of the season but are still searching for the first win.

Chester FC are still looking for their first win of the Skrill Premier but they did finally manage to find the back of the net. But it wasn’t enough to beat league favorites Kidderminster Harriers as they scored three goals of the own to beat the Blue 3-1 at Aggborough.

The Harriers went 2-0 up with goals from Josh Gowling and Marvin Johnson. Before Danny Harrison pulled one back for Chester on half time. But a Chester fight back was killed off on 90 minutes when Joe Lolley scored his first goal for the Harriers to give them a 3-1 win. The result also promoted Kidderminster into 2nd place where they finished last season.

Another team winning 3-1 was Grimsby at home to Alfreton. Grimsby went ahead on 13 minutes through Liam Hearn before Joe Colbeck made it 2-0 on 39 minutes and Patrick McLauglhin made the game safe for the host on 57 minutes when me made it 3-0 but Nick Fenton pulled one back for Alfreton on 90 minutes.

Cambridge United remain top of the table with a 1-0 win over Lincoln, who fell to their first loss of the season. Luke Berry gave the Us all three points on 41 minutes when he beat visiting keeper Paul Farman. The results see the Imps fall to 10th in the table.

Barnet slipped to 4th place in the Skrill Premier with a 1-1 draw with fellow unbeaten side Nuneaton at the Hive. Despite going ahead on 16 minutes through Jake Hyde. The Warickshire side equalized just before half time through Andy Brown on 43 minutes.

The final team to make up the top four is Southport who enjoyed a 2-1 win over manager less Gateshead at Haig Avenue. A first half double from Karl Ledsham (34, 45) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead but just after the hour mark Richard Brodie pull one back for the visitors.

Woking and Welling shared six goals as Welling ran out 4-2 winners over Woking at the Kingfield stadium. The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead with an own goal from keeper Aaron Howe, before Doug Bergqvist doubled the lead on 19 minutes before Harry Beautyman made it 3-0 ten minutes later. Brett Johnson pulled on back for the hosts on 38 minutes. Before Loick Pires made it 4-1 on 67 minutes. But Joe McNerney grabbed a consolation for the hosts on 69 minutes.

Hyde left it late to take a point against Wrexham. Tom Collins had given the Tigers the lead on 13 minutes from the Penalty spot. Before 2 quick goals from Kevin Thornton and Junior Mtname. Just before the break gave the hosts a 2-1 lead and it looked like all three points were staying in North Wales until Scott Spencer made it 2-2 on 90 minutes again from the spot.

Another game that finished all square at 2-2 was Macclesfield v Halifax at Moss Road. Lee Gregory had given the Shaymen a 1-0 lead on 16 minutes before Holsgrove doubled the lead on 21 minutes for Halifax. But goals from Scott Boden (38 minutes) and Jack MacKreth gave the Macc a spoil of the points who also had Connor Jennings sent off.

Braintree overcame Dartford 2-0 at Princes Park. Both teams enjoyed great seasons last season and it was the visitors who took the lead on 69 minutes when Alan Massey scored before Liam Enver-Marum made it 2 on full time.

Hereford have made a decent start to the second season in the Skrill premier as they beat Tamworth 1-0 at home. The only goal of the game came on 51 minutes when Sam Smith beat Cameron Belford (son of boss Dale Belford) to give the Bulls all three points.

Theo Lewis was Sailsbury City’s hero on Saturday as they beat Aldershot 1-0 at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium. The goal from the Whites number ten came on 51 minutes for side which was a whole league away from Aldershot last season who remain on – points.

The only 0-0 draw of the day came at Forest Green Rovers who held fellow big spenders Luton Town.

Teams don’t have to wait too long for the next set of fixtures which are played this bank Holiday Monday. Full fixture list is as follows (Kick offs 3pm unless stated) –
Aldershot v Woking
Alfreton v Hereford
Braintree Town v Barnet
Chester v Forest Green Rovers
Halifax v Southport
Hyde v Grimsby (17.30)
Gateshead v Macclesfield
Lincoln v Wrexham
Luton Town v Cambridge United
Nuneaton v Kidderminster
Ramworth v Dartford
Welling v Sailsbury

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