Brackley maintained their position at the top of the National League North, whilst Kidderminster backed up their weekend FA Cup heroics with another valuable victory.

By Amos Murphy

Brackley Kettering Town

Lee Ndlovu celebrates after netting the only goal of the game in Brackley Town's 1-0 win over Kettering Town - Credit: Glenn Alcock

Brackley bounce shows no sign of letting up

Having squeezed past Hereford at the weekend, Brackley Town were hoping to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-December when they welcomed near neighbours Kettering Town.

Netting the only goal of the game just before the break, Lee Ndlovu’s 10th strike of the campaign was enough for the Saints to extend their lead at the top.

Brackley Kettering Town

Lee Ndlovu looks to curl one during Brackley Town's 1-0 victory over Kettering Town - Credit: Glenn Alcock

They now hold a five-point buffer at the top of the National League North, yet all of the sides below them in the playoffs will be keen to cash in on their games in hand.

Kidderminster continue to taste that winning feeling

Having stunned the nation with their emphatic FA Cup Third Round triumph last weekend, Kidderminster were targeting another three points in their hunt for promotion.

Looking to cause an upset of their own, it would be Farsley Celtic who found the opening goal, netting through Jerome Greaves in the first half.

Much like their win over Championship Reading, Kidderminster would once again muster a comeback, with Mark Carrington and Ethan Freemantle tipping the game on its head during the second period.

Gateshead hold on to keep promotion hopes alive

Gateshead were on the right end of a six-goal thriller on Monday evening, with the Tynesiders triumphing 4-2 over relegation-threatened Bradford Park Avenue.

Racing to a 3-0 lead, Paul Blackett netted a first-half brace, either side of Adam Campbell’s fourth goal of the campaign.

It had looked as if two Bradford goals from Brad Dockerty and Frankie Maguire were to spark a comeback for the hosts, but Cedwyn Scott’s strike midway through the second half sealed the points for the promotion hopefuls.

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