Fans at Blyth Spartans saw nine goals and a red card, whilst six goals flew in at North Ferriby and Salford lost their 11 game unbeaten run in a five-goal thriller.
Alfreton 0-2 Chorley
Nicolas Haughton scored twice for away side Chorley against Alfreton, first on 12 minutes and then again on 85 minutes.
Blyth Spartans 6-3 Nuneaton
In a game that seemed to do away with the concept of defending, fans saw nine goals and a red card in the ninety minutes of football.
Nuneaton opened the scoring on 19 minutes through Ashley Chambers, but Daniel Maguire equalised for Blyth Spartans on 37 minutes.
Two minutes later, on 39 minutes, Dale Hopson converted a penalty to give Blyth the lead before Maguire added his second and Blyth’s third on 41 minutes – a total of three goals in just five minutes.
The pace didn’t slow down after the break either, with Niall Heaton finding the net for Nuneaton on 52 minutes to make it 3-2 to Blyth.
Hopson then added his second of the game on 68 minutes, before David McTiernan scored less than a minute later on 69 minutes to make it 5-2 to Blyth.
Jordan Laidler was then sent off for Blyth on 76 minutes, not that it appeared to affect the team’s goalscoring efforts, as Hopson converted a second penalty on 82 minutes to complete his hat trick.
Chambers scored the game’s ninth goal when he netted his second of the game on 85 minutes.
It was an action-packed game that offered a lot to the fans that turned up, and proved to be a good highlight of the excitement of non-league football on Non League Day.
Bradford Park Avenue 1-1 Kidderminster
Adam Nowakowski opened the scoring for Bradford Park Avenue on 37 minutes, before Kidderminster equalised on 45 minutes through Emmanuel Sonupe.
Curzon Ashton 1-2 Harrogate
League leaders Harrogate took the lead through Joe Leesley after just 10 minutes.
Curzon Ashton equalised on 25 minutes through Chris Rowney, and looked like they were going to claim a point until the final three minutes.
On 87 minutes, 18-year-old Mitchell Curry – on loan from Middlesborough – found the net for Harrogate and snatched all three points for his loan club.
Darlington 1-1 Stockport County
The deadlock was broken by Darlington’s Terry Galbraith on 47 minutes, and Darlington kept the lead for the vast majority of the game.
Jason Oswell rescued a point for Stockport County after finding the net on 90 minutes.
North Ferriby 3-3 FC United of Manchester
Bolton loanee Tom Walker opened the scoring for FC United on 42 minutes, though their lead lasted less than a minute when on 43 minutes North Ferriby’s Kuda Muskwe equalised.
Stephen Brogan completed the turnaround for North Ferriby on 54 minutes, before Muskwe added a third goal four minutes later on 58 minutes.
Tom Greaves scored a second for FC United on 62 minutes, before Steven Irwin added their third to equalise the scores on 73 minutes.
Salford 2-3 Leamington
Rob Thompson-Brown converted a penalty on 19 minutes to open the scoring for Leamington, before Mike Phenix equalised on 29 minutes for Salford.
Connor Gudger restored Leamington’s lead on 45 minutes.
In the second half, Phenix equalised for a second time on 65 minutes, before Kurtis Revan won the game for Leamington on 86 minutes – ending Salford’s 11 game unbeaten run.
Southport 1-2 Spennymoor Town
David Foley scored the opening goal on 39 minutes for Spennymoor Town.
Much of the game’s action then came late in the match, as Southport equalised on 88 minutes through Jack Sampson.
The game looked destined to end in a draw, until Glen Taylor won the game for Spennymoor with a goal on 90+4 minutes.
Tamworth 1-2 Gainsborough
Reece Styche scored on 41 minutes to give home side Tamworth the lead in the first half.
However, the second half favoured the visitors, with Gainsborough’s Nathan Jarman equalising straight after the interval on 46 minutes, before Bradley Wells earned all three points for the away side with his goal on 83 minutes.
AFC Telford 2-1 Boston United
Telford player Shane Sutton had a memorable afternoon against Boston United, first by opening the scoring for the home side on 29 minutes.
However, Sutton then had the unfortunate moment of putting the ball through his own net on 40 minutes to level the scores.
Luckily Sutton was saved some embarrassment by teammate Anthony Dwyer who restored Telford’s lead on 45 minutes.
York 2-1 Brackley
Jonathan Parkin opened the scoring for York at Bootham Crescent on 20 minutes.
Brackley’s Aaron Williams got his side back into the contest on 70 minutes, but Parkin added his and York’s second on 86 minutes to win the game and all three points.