Vanarama National League North round-up: Guiseley need a miracle after loss in Leeds
A relegation battle played out at The Citadel between Farsley and Guiseley on Tuesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Guiseley will need a miracle to avoid relegation to the Northern Premier League after a 1-0 defeat to fellow Leeds side Farsley Celtic in the Pudsey Derby.

A moment of magic within the first sixty seconds decided how the derby would go. Frank Mulhern found the top corner fantastically from 25 yards out with a volley.

This result leaves the Lions languishing at the foot of the table sitting four points off 21st placed Blyth Spartans. The win has lifted the Celt Army up to 20th place, they will be relieved knowing an away win would have seen Celtic fall to the bottom of the league.

Two early goals at Latimer Park saw Kettering Town ease past an out of sorts York City side in their rearranged fixture.

Connor Kennedy and Callum Stead netted within the first fifteen minutes, both finding the bottom corner, to give the Northamptonshire side all three points piling the misery on the Minstermen who lost to Bromley in the FA Trophy semi final at the weekend.

The win pulled the Poppies level on points with the play-offs, but their inferior goal difference has them sitting just outside. York's league position didn't change as a result of the loss, occupying sixth position.

10 man Spennymoor Town succumbed to a defeat to Bradford (Park Avenue) with PA's goals both coming in the second period at The Brewery Field.

James Curtis received a red card in the first half for the Moors, and Park Avenue capitalised on their numerical advantage with second half goals from Sam Fielding and Lewis Knight sending the 39 away fans home happy.

A home win would have seen the Moors pull level on points with the play-offs but they will have to settle with being three points off for now. Bradford (PA) are comfortably mid table and will be playing National League North football next season.

Alfreton Town sprung a surprise in beating fourth placed Kidderminster Harriers who have now only won once in their last nine National League North fixtures.

A looping header from Matt Rhead fifteen minutes from time sent all the points back to Derbyshire at Aggborough

Harriers are now in trouble of falling out of the contention for a play-off semi final place with their recent form of late whilst the Reds are comfortable in mid table.

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  • Chorley 2-1 Boston United

Despite having more shots than their hosts, Boston United fell to defeat at Chorley.

Jon Ustabasi's goal was all that split the two sides at the break, but the Pilgrims were back level ten minutes into the second period as Brad Abbott curled an effort in. The scores weren't to stay level for long though as Ustabasi scored his second of the evening to seal all three points.

The victory cemented Chorley's position in the play-offs further, with Boston sitting just outside of a chance to play for the second promotion spot.

  • Curzon Ashton 0-0 Brackley Town

Brackley Town failed to fully take advantage of their game in hand over Gateshead, but have now moved to the summit of the National League North after a goalless draw against Curzon Ashton.

The Saints have now played the same number of games as their title challengers and sit a point ahead with seven games remaining.

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