Brackley Town beat Kidderminster Harriers 2-0 to climb to the top of the National League North table.

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Saints move to top of the pile

Goals from Jordan Richards and Twariq Yusuf wrapped up an impressive away victory, and Kevin Wilkin’s side are now outright top of the division.

Previous leaders AFC Fylde - who were level on points with Brackley but ahead on goal difference - were held to a 1-1 draw at Alfreton Town.

North-east pair climb into top four 

It was a good day for two of the division’s north-east sides, with Spennymoor Town and Gateshead both winning and moving up to third and fourth respectively.

Spennymoor picked up a narrow 1-0 win over struggling AFC Telford United, while Gateshead had enough about them to beat Boston United 3-1.

They were able to climb up the table at the expense of Curzon Ashton, who fell to a 2-0 defeat at Farsley Celtic. It’s only a second defeat of the season for Steve Cunningham’s side. 

Chorley moved into playoff contention with a 2-0 victory at Blyth Spartans. 

No half measures for York City 

York City picked up a 3-1 victory over bottom club Southport to move up into the top ten.

The Minstermen, now in their fifth season at Step 2, have both won and lost four games so far this season.

Matty Brown, Olly Dyson and Akil Wright were on target for Steve Watson’s side, with Josh Hmaki’s penalty briefly levelling the score for the visitors. 

Guiseley picked up a welcome 2-0 victory over Leamington, with the Yorkshire club picking up a second win of the season. 

Best of the rest 

Darlington picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Hereford, with Luke Charman’s goal enough to take all three points.

Kettering Town vs Chester, and Gloucester City vs Bradford (Park Avenue) ended goalless.

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