A look at how our players are getting on away from the club
Shaun Rowley produced a fantastic performance as Tamworth beat Darlington 1883 1-0. Tamworth took the lead in the 72nd minute as Darryl Knights latched onto an Ellis Deeney pass to fire home. Then it was Rowley’s chance to shine as he preserved the 1-0 lead thanks to a suberb stop from close range to keep out Harvey Saunders. Darlington continued to push forward, but Tamworth held on for a victory which moves them up to 8th in the National League North.
Elsewhere in that league, Dom Smith’s Southport side edged even closer to the drop-zone with a couple of heavy defeats last week. They were beaten 4-0 by Brackley Town on Tuesday night and followed that up with a 3-0 defeat against Blyth Spartans. Southport now sit 18th in the National League North having not won since September and they will be pinning their hopes on new record signing Jason Gilchrist from FC United of Manchester.
Further down the pyramid, John McAtee was in action once again for Halesowen. John has enjoyed a productive spell with the Yeltz, scoring four goals, although he couldn’t get himself on the scoresheet this weekend as they drew 1-1 with Marine thanks to a goal from Ivor Lawton.
In Scotland, AJ Leitch-Smith was a 67th minute substitute as Dundee drew 0-0 with relegation rivals Kilmarnock. It was a game of very few chances for either side, but Dundee will be the happier as they finally picked up their first point in six league games.
Meanwhile, in the Welsh Premier League Ryan Sears was on the winning side as Newtown put three past Barry Town to make it back to back wins in the league. There was disappointment for the Powys side earlier in the week as they were beaten 1-0 by Caridff Met in the Semi-Final of the Nathanial MG Cup, but they responded superbly against Barry with two goals from Luke Boundford and another from Tom Goodwin.
Finally, Callum Roberts didn’t make it off the bench as TNS maintained their position at the top of the WPL with a 1-0 victory over Llandudno.