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League news: Ups and downs

Catch up on an eventful weekend of National League North action…



It was an eventful weekend of National League North football at both ends of the table, with the champions and relegated teams confirmed.

Salford City knew that victory over Boston United at The Peninsula Stadium would guarantee them the league title, regardless of the result of Harrogate Town’s match against Bradford Park Avenue.

The Pilgrims saw out an unlikely 2-1 victory, however, with Harrogate also losing, Salford were crowned as champions, seeing them promoted to the National League for the 2018/19 season.

Harriers’ 3-1 victory at North Ferriby United coupled with Brackley Town’s victory against Southport confirmed that Harriers would finish the league season in fourth place.

At the other end of the table, matches at Telford and Tamworth were even more action packed. The Bucks faced Gainsborough Trinity in a real six pointer – both sides needing to win to keep alive their chances of survival.

The Holy Blues took a 2-0 lead past the hour mark, however three Telford goals in the space of 14 minutes confirmed Gainsborough’s relegation and Telford’s safety.

Across the midlands at The Lamb Stadium was an equally important clash, Tamworth starting the day in the relegation zone and Chorley needing the points to keep themselves inside the playoffs.

Tamworth were 3-1 ahead after two thirds of the match had been played, but three goals in the final half hour for the away side meant Tamworth would join Gainsborough and already relegated North Ferriby in the seventh tier next season.

View the latest league table ahead of this weekend’s matches.


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