Take a look at how our players got on away from the clubIt was heartbreak for Ethan Jones on Saturday as his Stourbridge side were beaten in the Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Play-Off Final. Earlier in the week the Glassboys had seen off Workington with a 3-2 victory, but they came up against a stubborn Spennymoor Town side in the final. Ethan started on the bench in the final and it showed as Stourbridge performed poorly in the first-half with Spennymoor taking the lead in the 29th minute. Ethan came on with half an hour to go and Stourbridge pushed for an equaliser, but they couldn’t find the all-important goal and it will be Spennymoor who will compete in the National League North next season. Ethan enjoyed a productive spell at Stourbridge, making 17 appearances and scoring 5 goals.
Meanwhile, earlier this week Shaun Rowley was unable to guide his Slough Town side to the final of the Evo-Stick Southern Premier League Play-Off final. Slough were away to Leamington in the semi-final on Wednesday and the hosts showed their quality with a dominant 1-0 win. Rowley did well to keep Leamington out in the first-half, but they took the lead just a minute into the second period and they never looked like conceding as Slough’s good season ended in disappointment. Leamington went onto win promotion by beating Hitchin Town in the final.
Up in Scotland, Jim O’Brien played the full 90 minutes as Ross County put bottom side Inverness Caledonian Thistle to the sword. Liam Boyce scored all four of County’s goals including two from the penalty spot as the Staggies had the better of the Highland derby. The result leaves Ross County in 7th place in the Scottish Premiership.
Finally, Kaiman Anderson brought the curtain down on his season as Oxford City put in a spirited display against promotion hopefuls Ebbsfleet United. Ebbsfleet took the lead within the opening 5 minutes. Anderson had a couple of chances in the game, hitting the side netting, but Ebbsfleet held on and they will now compete in the National League South Play-Offs.