NPL round-up | Saturday 18 November

By James Gordon

Warrington Rylands came from behind to overcome fellow Northern Premier League high-flyers Worksop Town on Saturday.

The pair came into the weekend level on 32 points, 10 adrift of runaway leaders Radcliffe who were in FA Trophy action on the same day.

Despite falling behind to a 41st-minute Vaughan Redford penalty, Ben Hardcastle equalised on the stroke of half-time for the Blues before Adama Sidibeh netted a late winner for the second Saturday in a row.

Elsewhere, Guiseley missed the chance to climb up to fourth as a dramatic stoppage-time penalty from Declan McLoughlin helped FC United of Manchester to a thrilling 3-2 win at Broadhurst Park.

Morpeth Town, meanwhile, moved into the top half of the table as a Sam Hodgson double steered them to a 2-1 victory over Ilkeston Town.

Goals in either half proved enough for Whitby Town as they ran out 2-0 winners at home to Bamber Bridge - a result which means the Seasiders end the weekend 11th.

The Brig, beaten in last season's play-off final, have now won just one of their last six matches in all competitions.

A second-half double from David Symington helped Workington to a comfortable 3-0 win at Basford United, and Gainsborough Trinity extended their recent resurgence as quickfire goals from Dayle Southwell and Javelle Clarke saw them recover from a goal down to clinch all three points against Bradford Park Avenue at Northolme.

The other scheduled games on Saturday afternoon - Atherton Collieries against Marine and Lancaster City's trip to Marske United - were both postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Results - Saturday 18 November

Atherton Collieries P-P Marine
Basford United 0-3 Workington
FC United of Manchester 3-2 Guiseley
Gainsborough Trinity 2-1 Bradford Park Avenue
Marske United P-P Lancaster City
Morpeth Town 2-1 Ilkeston Town
Warrington Rylands 2-1 Worksop Town
Whitby Town 2-0 Bamber Bridge

Photo credit: Warrington Rylands

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