2018-19 National League North

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Very poor officials today, in fairness we did mess about quite a bit and it was a minimum of 4 added minutes, then we made a third change and had Carver booked for wasting time going off, cracking dive from Hereford CB,, also like you didn't see why Almond was sent off but the Ref did not hesitate so he clearly saw something. Would have taken a point today before the game started so not too disappointed. Cracking goal again from Josh O'Keefe.
 

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We made hard work of our win, should have been out of sight at half time but didn't put our chances away. Only had ten men for the last 30 minutes or so after Green was sent off, a pathetically soft decision that was as well.

Ah well, back to winning ways.
 

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Southport 1-1 Nuneaton

They made a mockery of their league position until they scored, then retreated into their shell and started time-wasting. We looked off the pace and lacking ideas, and scored an injury time equaliser with a miss-hit close range effort on the rebound to earn us a lucky point.

The best thing about today was seeing Carl Baker back at Haig Ave, even if it was playing for the opposition. He'll always be one of us, no matter who he plays for.
 

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Thanks. Curzon happy for once Collins has been sacked
Good job only play you twice a season because Gray got sacked after home game against you.
you have a massive mass of problems.

first half was a dire game between two dire teams offering nothing.

second half our lot having first half set-up against your lot as if playing a full time strong fave for the title side and playing defensive found out during first half you were worth having a go at and dominated the second half.

We scored and then apart from right at the death you never looked like scoring. that you came to a side 5th bottom with a mass of injuries and key players leaving and hardly created a shot has to be worrying.

to be fair i said to another curzon fan at the match Flanagan is exactly the type of manager you need right now. I personally do not think he'd get you up (he would need 2-3 years and York ain't a club to do that, but he is a type of manager who in his spell would get you a team of players giving 100% for the team, link up well with the fanbase and show passion and fight while trying to pass the ball.......things York fans badly want from their team currently.
 

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Saturday 5 January 2019 National League North Results

Att. 1,205 - AFC Telford United 2 Spennymoor Town 1
Att. 676 - Blyth Spartans 1 Alfreton Town 1
Att. 964 - Boston United 1 Altrincham 2
Att. 431 - Brackley Town 3 Ashton United 1
Att. 427 - Curzon Ashton 1 York City 0
Att. 1,123 - Darlington 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0
Att. 2,260 - FC United Of Manchester 0 Chester 2
Att. 683 - Guiseley 1 Leamington 1
Att. 2,168 - Hereford 1 Chorley 1
Att. 976 - Southport 1 Nuneaton Borough 1
Att. 4,105 - Stockport County 3 Bradford (Park Avenue) 0
 
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Saturday 5 January 2019 National League North Results

Att. 1,205 - AFC Telford United 2 Spennymoor Town 1
Att. n/a - Blyth Spartans 1 Alfreton Town 1
Att. 964 - Boston United 1 Altrincham 2
Att. 431 - Brackley Town 3 Ashton United 1
Att. 427 - Curzon Ashton 1 York City 0
Att. 1,123 - Darlington 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0
Att. 2,260 - FC United Of Manchester 0 Chester 2
Att. 683 - Guiseley 1 Leamington 1
Att. 2,168 - Hereford 1 Chorley 1
Att. 976 - Southport 1 Nuneaton Borough 1
Att. 4,105 - Stockport County 3 Bradford (Park Avenue) 0
Low crowds again! The time of year for it I suppose but some of those really do stand out apart from Stockport who got a good one. Telford got a reasonable one I suppose as well. 500 of us at FC United, expected more from them to be honest.
 

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Darlington 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0

I'm somewhat surprised with this result after our poor display on New Year's Day. I was delighted the lads put that performance in and got a great result against a very moderate Kiddy team. Even more so that we got a clean sheet as well.

It was excellent we played some really good football and created numerous chances, Thommo hitting the post as well as his great goal, a finger tip save pushed over the bar from the Kiddy goalkeeper and that was all in the first half. We could have had at least 5 goals from this match.

There was no place in the matchday squad for Andy Nelson with him picking up a knock at York, so probably that'll be last we'll see of him? Thommo especially was back to his best and was on fire today, along with some other notable performances from Smith, Hughes and Wheatley. Everybody played well couldn't fault any of them. Maddison had a very quite afternoon with very little to do.

As for our opponents they weren't the same team that gave us a good spanking back in August with that 5-2 demolition job. I'd be slightly concerned if i was a Kidderminster fan watching today's performance.

I was glad to see Josh Heaton get some applause from the home fans, I was stood right near him when he came on the pitch. He did all right, considering he hasn't had much game time.
 

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Low crowds again! The time of year for it I suppose but some of those really do stand out apart from Stockport who got a good one. Telford got a reasonable one I suppose as well. 500 of us at FC United, expected more from them to be honest.

Yeah Deffo! I thought our's was disappointing but then again after that shocking display at York and the thought of standing in the freezing cold at BM is enough to put anybody off.
FC United's support is disappearing into thin air, it's probably the time of year a few clubs don't really fancy their chances of doing anything. I'd say you've gotta be in the the top 10 approaching February to get the fans back on board. 500 that's decent support, have to get in the away end early like for a decent view, it's bloody awful.
 

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We made hard work of our win, should have been out of sight at half time but didn't put our chances away. Only had ten men for the last 30 minutes or so after Green was sent off, a pathetically soft decision that was as well.

Ah well, back to winning ways.

It was a good win you've gotta pick up maximum points at clubs like FCUM. Who are there for the taking. It's usually the other way round the sending's off with FC United with their record.
 

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Saturday 5 January 2019 National League North Results

Att. 1,205 - AFC Telford United 2 Spennymoor Town 1
Att. n/a - Blyth Spartans 1 Alfreton Town 1
Att. 964 - Boston United 1 Altrincham 2
Att. 431 - Brackley Town 3 Ashton United 1
Att. 427 - Curzon Ashton 1 York City 0
Att. 1,123 - Darlington 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0
Att. 2,260 - FC United Of Manchester 0 Chester 2
Att. 683 - Guiseley 1 Leamington 1
Att. 2,168 - Hereford 1 Chorley 1
Att. 976 - Southport 1 Nuneaton Borough 1
Att. 4,105 - Stockport County 3 Bradford (Park Avenue) 0
676 at Blyth Spartans.

I think the low crowds is due to a mediocre league with poor official ruining matche

Prime example being yesterday where we totally dominated Blyth scored a perfectly good goal ruled out incorrectly for offside when the near post flick on clearly came from the Blyth defender.
Absolutely robbed. Fortunately we are heading for midtable anyway.
 

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Darlington 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0

I'm somewhat surprised with this result after our poor display on New Year's Day. I was delighted the lads put that performance in and got a great result against a very moderate Kiddy team. Even more so that we got a clean sheet as well.

It was excellent we played some really good football and created numerous chances, Thommo hitting the post as well as his great goal, a finger tip save pushed over the bar from the Kiddy goalkeeper and that was all in the first half. We could have had at least 5 goals from this match.

There was no place in the matchday squad for Andy Nelson with him picking up a knock at York, so probably that'll be last we'll see of him? Thommo especially was back to his best and was on fire today, along with some other notable performances from Smith, Hughes and Wheatley. Everybody played well couldn't fault any of them. Maddison had a very quite afternoon with very little to do.

As for our opponents they weren't the same team that gave us a good spanking back in August with that 5-2 demolition job. I'd be slightly concerned if i was a Kidderminster fan watching today's performance.

I was glad to see Josh Heaton get some applause from the home fans, I was stood right near him when he came on the pitch. He did all right, considering he hasn't had much game time.
Fans are calling for McFarlane to go. The performances these past 3 months have been woeful. Didnt make the journey today and was glad I didn't.

We can keep the ball fine but we have no attacking threat. No team should play a game and have no shots is inexcusable. Need to act fast but I can't see it happening.
 

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676 at Blyth Spartans.

I think the low crowds is due to a mediocre league with poor official ruining matche

Prime example being yesterday where we totally dominated Blyth scored a perfectly good goal ruled out incorrectly for offside when the near post flick on clearly came from the Blyth defender.
Absolutely robbed. Fortunately we are heading for midtable anyway.
Refs at Blyth are always poor
 

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Refs at Blyth are always poor
Never seen such an obviously poor decision. The ref spoke after the game after seeing the footage - "Oh I have got it wrong then" Err..yes but I am sure he will be reffing again next week no problem.

The officiating at this level really is diabolical this season
 

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Desperate from Boston yesterday. Alty ought to have won that by 5 or 6
Keeper got man of the match again at home for us.
3 places gap before kickoff. Felt like 3 divisions difference
Less than 900 home fans too. Abysmal
 
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Kidderminster have recalled Joe Ironside from his loan spell at York.

I see Billy Heath is at 16/1 for the York job according to the bookies. Lol.
Joe Ironside did nothing and not sure what’s happened to him at kiddie but looks slow and lacking confidence.
If Billy Heath gets the job it will be end of me,can’t stand that way of playing football.
 

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Not surprised to see McFarlane sacked at Kiddie. They were a shadow of their former selves under Eustace last season.

Be interesting to see whom York and Kidderminster appoint as their respective new gaffers.
 

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