Non-League Round-Up 17th Feb
Salford City returned to winning ways with a 3-2 win over Alfreton Town at the Impact Arena.
Danny Livesey nodded in Tom Walker’s cross to put the Ammies ahead inside six minutes, but David Shiels directed his header past Max Crocombe to level.
Jack Redshaw restored Salford’s lead from six yards, before Augustin Mafuta turned home Mike Phenix’s low ball to make it 3-1 just before the break.
The Reds netted a late goal through Marcus Marshall, but it was too little too late for the hosts.
Niall Cummins’ hat-trick eased Curzon Ashton’s relegation worries as they thrashed York City 4-1 at the Tameside Stadium.
The Nash took an early lead when Jake Dunwoody’s shot was spilt by Adam Bartlett and Cummins prodded the ball in.
Cummins wasted the chance to double Curzon’s advantage as he saw his 27th-minute penalty saved by Bartlett.
However, the forward made up for his miss as he converted Ben McKenna’s cross just eight minutes later.
Cummins then sealed his hat-trick in the 38th minute, placing the ball into the corner of the net.
Sam Walker’s deflected strike made it 4-0 to the MFA outfit, before York’s Jon Parkin was sent off for a late challenge.
Alex Kempster struck a consolation goal for the Minstermen as he fired in from a tight angle.
Matty Warburton hit the only goal of the game as FC United of Manchester slipped to a narrow defeat to Stockport County at Broadhurst Park.
Darren Stephenson’s cross from the right was diverted into the goal by Warburton after 16 minutes.
Ashton United shared the points with Barwell in a 1-1 draw at Kirkby Road.
Barwell’s Craig Reid opened the scoring as he rolled the ball past Dave Carnell.
Dan Mooney fired in the equaliser for the Robins 10 minutes later.
MFA rivals Droylsden and Trafford could not be separated as they drew 1-1 at the Butcher’s Arms Ground.
An own-goal from Trafford defender Steve Mason broke the deadlock in the 35th minute.
However, Aaron Burns smashed in from the penalty spot with 16 minutes remaining to ensure the points were shared.
A hat-trick from Jordan Cover condemned Mossley to a 3-1 loss at the hands of Atherton Collieries at the Alder House.
Cover slotted past Jonathan Diba-Musangu five minutes into the second half, before he added a second with 11 minutes left on the clock
He then collected Josh Messer’s through ball before coolly finishing to put Colls three goals ahead
Jamie McLellan netted a late goal for Mossley.
Irlam moved out of the relegation zone with a 3-1 win away to Barnton.
Strikes from Charlie Doyle, Connor Martin and Matty Boland helped Irlam race to a 3-0 lead in just 28 minutes.
Brandon Moores hit back for Barnton with a penalty, but the Mitchells held out for all three points.
Abbey Hey also picked up a crucial 4-2 win over Burscough at the Abbey Stadium.
The Red Rebels went into half-time two to the good thanks to goals from Andrew Smith and Peter Watling.
Peter Boyle added a third for the hosts shortly into the second half, but Chad Whyte responded for the Linnets immediately.
Adam Farrand was on target to seal the win, despite a 90th-minute strike from Whyte.
Maine Road suffered a 4-1 loss to Charnock Richard at Mossie Park.
Louis Mayers and Carl Grimshaw helped the hosts to an early 2-0 advantage, but Sean Cookson reduced the deficit for Road.
However, Matt Davison and Jonathan Hession both scored to secure the win for Charnock Richard.
Goals from Jack Turnbull, Reece Lyndon, Liam Fadsforth and Ryan Shenton sent Chadderton on their way to a crushing 4-0 victory over St. Helens Town at Andrew Street.