NPL round-up | Tuesday 21 November

By James Gordon

There were a whole host of eye-catching scorelines in the Northern Premier League on Tuesday night.

League leaders Radcliffe went into their home game against Whitby Town with a seven-point cushion at the top of the division, but it didn't stop them falling to a surprise 1-0 loss against the Seasiders.

Jacob Gratton's 85th minute penalty proved enough to inflict a third league defeat of the season on the Boro, with Whitby rising to ninth in the table.

The night's other big winners were Macclesfield, who thrashed Atherton Collieries 6-0 to climb to fourth.

Kane Drummond bagged four goals for the Silkmen, with John Rooney and Paul Dawson also getting in on the act.

Play-off-chasing Ashton United were forced to come from behind twice to rescue a point at Ilkeston Town.

One of their goals was scored by James Hardy, who was making his second debut for the Robins after joining on a permanent deal from Macclesfield earlier in the day.

It was another high-scoring affair at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, where Bamber Bridge trailed twice but came back to draw 3-3 at home to FC United of Manchester.

The Brig remain 17th in the league table, one place below FC United.

Finally, a trio of second-half goals helped Guiseley to a resounding 4-0 win over Matlock Town.

The Lions have now scored four goals in each of their last three games at Nethermoor.

Results - Tuesday 21 November

Bamber Bridge 3-3 FC United of Manchester
Guiseley 4-0 Matlock Town
Ilkeston Town 2-2 Ashton United
Macclesfield 6-0 Atherton Collieries
Radcliffe 0-1 Whitby Town

Where next?

Lancaster City part ways with Mark Fell Lancaster City have announced the departure of head coach Mark Fell.
James Hardy makes Robins return Ashton United have signed Macclesfield midfielder James Hardy for an undisclosed fee.

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