Vanarama National League North round-up: Saints cruise past Lions and York keep winning
Chorley couldn't take home advantage at Victory Park as they lost to Spennymoor (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
  • Guiseley 0-5 Brackley Town

Brackley Town are now within three points of league leaders Gateshead after a convincing win in Yorkshire.

It only took three minutes for the Saints to take the lead with Jordan Cullinane-Liburd heading home from a corner. It was two for the visitors less than ten minutes later, James Armson converting a penalty won by Janaai Gordon.

Guiseley's defensive troubles worsened just before the half an hour mark as a Matt Lowe header gave the Saints a 3-0 lead. They weren't done for the first half though as Lowe got his second of the game and Town's fourth, finding the bottom left corner.

A calmer second period followed, with Matt Lowe's penalty eight minutes from time securing a fantastic win for the Northamptonshire side. 

Whilst Brackley will be looking up aiming for the automatic promotion spot, Guiseley will be keeping a close eye on the teams around them in hope of not getting pulled down into the relegation place.

A bumper crowd at the LNER Community Stadium saw York City pick up all three points to strengthen their play-off push. 

There were plenty of chances prior to the first goal of the game, which came on the 69th minute. A Kurt Willoughby cross evaded everyone and fell into the bottom corner. Minutes later, Mitch Hancox continued his fine form finishing low past Tommy Taylor to make it two.

Clayton Donaldson's trickery won the Minstermen a spot kick which he finished himself, before the Quakers found a consolation in added time with Cameron Thompson finishing past Jameson for the visitors.

York will look to kick on in their play-off push now with them currently occupying the final position. The Quakers are only six points off City but have played more games than every other team in the division.

  • Chorley 0-2 Spennymoor Town

Ten man Chorley's miserable form of late continued, as they fell to a defeat at the hands of Spennymoor Town.

The only talking point of the first half was the dismissal of Harvey Smith, the defender bringing Jordan Thewlis down as last man towards the end of the first period.

Another fixture with the goals concentrated in the second half, the Moors took the lead on 62. Glen Taylor showed off his poaching skills after he capitalised on Matt Urwin not being able to hold a free kick, smashing home.

Mark Anderson put his best effort into the box of hopefuls for Spennymoor's goal of the season award with his curler from 25 yards out flying into the top corner.

The Magpies will be hoping their run doesn't continue with one win in five as they push for a return to the National League. On the other hand, the Moors may be dark horses for a late play-off push with three wins and a draw from their last four.

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