Braintree's Marcel Barrington, centre, went close late on at Hampton. Archant Hampton & Richmond 1 Braintree Town 1 Braintree Town win 4-3 on penalties Braintree Town manager Brad Quinton who has guided his side back to he National League. The Iron are back in the National League after one season after this exciting game that saw them clinch promotion by winning dramatically on penalties at Hampton and Richmond this afternoon, writes Dave Ward. Diaz Wright scored the crucial fifth penalty to make it 4-3 much to the joy of the huge amount of Braintree Town supporters in the 3,127 crowd leaving manager Brad Quinton overjoyed. “I am over the moon to have won promotion at my first attempt and the lads have been truly magnificent,” he said. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that we could do it particularly as it was our third successive away tie in the play offs. Diaz Wright, on loan at Iron from Colchester United, at Iron. Scored the winning penalty … [Read more...] about Delight for Quinton as Braintree are back in the National League after penalty win drama
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The men of “EBT”, Torrevieja’s international tenpin bowling club, have crowned a historic season 2017-2018 – in March they already won the King’s Cup – with gold medals in the National League’s top category for the third time in a row, a feat never before achieved by any other club in the history of Spanish tenpin bowling. The last round took place at Madrid’s Chamartin Bowl (men) and at Torrevieja Ozone (ladies). EBT stormed into Saturday morning with a seven-point advantage, but couldn’t find their best form and so, at the end of Day 1, they were only one point ahead of Boliches and two points clear of Celta. Sunday dawned and gave things a very different look. EBT won their first two matches 10–0, leaving on the scoreboard a new one-game record (6 players): a clean game, 1457 pins, average 242.83. It was no longer necessary to win the last match, just score a few points, but with a resounding … [Read more...] about Eurobowling Torrevieja Wins The National League For “Three-Peat”
Paul Holleran says Leamington retaining their National League North status was a bigger achievement than when they finished 13th in 2013/14. With their survival already assured, Brakes suffered a comprehensive 4-0 home defeat to Salford in their final match of the campaign on Saturday to finish just one place above the drop zone.However, despite finishing three points and six places worse off than in their breakthough season, Holleran said the increased strength of the Conference put this campaign’s survival on a higher plain.“Even though the first time we were in this league we got around 50 points, this achievement has been better,” said Holleran.“The National League North is very close to the National League Premier. It’s not a million miles away. Next season there will be more teams going full-time. Southport and Telford will be full-time teams and full-time Chester and Guiseley are coming down.“It’s going to ask a lot of questions but this … [Read more...] about Staying in the National League is our greatest achievement, says Holleran
Chester FC will be playing National League North football next season, that is something that is not in doubt. What is in doubt, though, is how the National League North will look next season and just how far the Blues might have to travel on away days. With the Blues, Torquay United and Guiseley all confirmed to be falling through the trap door from non-league football's top tier at the end of the season there remains just one place to be filled. Torquay, obviously, are heading into the National League South while we will be renewing acquaintances once again with Guiseley next season owing to their clear belonging to the north of England. But there is a straight fight now ensuing for survival in the National League with Barrow and Woking both sitting on 48 points. The Bluebirds host Chester on Saturday knowing that a win would see them safe, although three points at Bromley tomorrow night would all but seal their survival. Woking on the other hand host play-off chasing Dover Athletic … [Read more...] about Which teams could be joining Chester in the National League North next season?
0 Have your say City of Peterborough returned to the National League in spectacular style today (April 14). City travelled to Chelmsford needing a win to secure the East Premier A Division title and with it a return to the National League for the first time since 2013.City expected to win, but few anticipated an 8-2 success against a team who included former Great Britain star Glen Kirkham.As a result City pipped a powerful St Albans side to top spot by a point having won 18 and lost just one of their 22 matches, scoring 118 goals and finishing with a goal difference of +90.Any nerves today were despatched after five minutes when Joe Finding netted from City’s first short corner. By half-time they were 5-1 up with the champagne on ice ready for a huge celebration. Ben Read, twice, Danny Sisson and Brendan Andrews, with a terrific finish, all scored from open play before the home side pulled a goal back from a short corner.City kept pressing in the second-half and were … [Read more...] about MATCH REPORT: City of Peterborough celebrate a return to the National League in spectacular style