30 Oct 2019 by Dan Connor

All the midweek action from the National League North

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Two fixtures have been played in the MANarama National League North since Saturday afternoon, with top of the league York City welcoming Boston United to Bootham Crescent last night (Tues) and Darlington going head-to-head with Kidderminster this evening (Wed).

York City further extended their impressive lead at the top of the MANarama National League North table to eight points after beating a strong Boston side 2-1.

A goal from Alex Kempster after 35 minutes opened up the scoring before Jordan Burrow doubled the home side's lead, heading home a David Ferguson corner in the second half.

Boston quickly issued a reply, grabbing a goal for themselves just five minutes later after Jay Rollins slipped the ball past Peter Jameson to make it 2-1.

The away side continued to push bodies forward in an attempt to find a late equaliser, but a resilient York back line comfortably dealt with any attacking threat as they saw the game out to safeguard the points.

A dominant first-half display from Darlington was enough to overcome their tricky test against Kidderminster, with the home side winning 1-0.

Jarrett Rivers scored the only goal in the 37th minute after bursting through the Kidderminster defence and firing his shot underneath Cameron Gregory.

The Harriers applied the pressure throughout the second half and came close to equalising a number of times, their best chance coming from an Ollie Shenton strike on goal that was expertly kept out by Liam Connell. Try as they might, though, the visitors went home empty-handed.

In regards to other news across the league, it has been a fairly quiet week thus far, with just one new signing and one departure.

Russell Slade has bolstered his Hereford squad with the addition of Nottingham Forest forward Victor Sodeinde. The 19-year old, who played for Maidstone United in the National League last year, has joined The Bulls on a month-long loan deal.

Elsewhere, Bradford (Park Avenue) defender Ryan Cresswell left the club by mutual consent this evening. A statement on the club's official website read: “The club would like to thank Ryan for his efforts in an Avenue shirt, and wish him all the best for the future.”

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