It’s Friendly Fire! Goals Fly In With Three Weeks To Go


The pre-season preparation was cranked up a notch as the days tick down to the new campaign.

Wrexham impressed as they won 2-0 at AFC Telford United.

New striker Leighton McIntosh got his timing right after 12 minutes to put the Dragons ahead. After Shaun Pearson’s knock-on, Bobby Grant made it safe in the second half at the New Bucks Head.

Jake Kirby was at the double as Stockport County kept the goals coming at Curzon Ashton.

Jim Gannon’s side have now scored 20 times in pre season and the manager said: “Kirby is lethal off the left flank and we’re playing allowing the wide players some freedom.”

FC Halifax got down to work as they won their first friendly game 1-0 against National League North newcomers Farsley Celtic.

Notts County fired a little warning as they thumped Ilkeston 5-0 with Nathan Tyson grabbing a hat-trick.

There was a thriller for Chesterfield fans to enjoy – they drew 4-4 at Staveley.

Matt Gray appears to be getting his feet under the table at Sutton United.

The new manager took his side on a tricky trip to Slough Town and won 3-0. Newboys Aaron Jarvis and David Ajiboye found the net, as did one of the club’s trialists.

St Albans and Stevenage drew 0-0, while Barnet were pegged back late on against Wycombe with the League One club grabbing a 1-1 draw at the Hive.

Marc Anthony Okoye and Korrey Henry found the net as Bromley put in a very good performance to win 2-0 at Maidstone United.

Solihull Moors fancy another promotion push this time around and their 3-1 win at Leamington showed why confidence is so high.

Terry Hawkridge, Matt Stenson and Jordan Murphy were all on target for Tim Flowers’ team.

Kidderminster fans would have left Aggborough encouraged after holding Bristol Rovers to a 1-1 draw.

Spennymoor beat Tadcaster Albion 2-1 and manager Jason Ainsley said: “It has given me a little bit more food for thought for some players.”

Havant & Waterlooville were unlucky as they went down 2-1 to Portsmouth.

National League South champions Torquay United won 3-0 at Buckland Athletic with goals from Lumbombo-Kalala, Wynter and Price.

Bradford Park Avenue’s 3-2 win over Brighouse was secured by a mystery trialist who did his chances of earning a deal no harm at all.

King’s Lynn started as they mean to go on – winning their opening pre-season game 5-1 at Stamford.

Jack Hindle was among the scorers as Barrow won 3-1 at Workington.

Woking impressed manager Alan Dowson as they drew 1-1 at home to Oxford City.

Boreham Wood just had too much in the end for Hampton at the Beveree – Luke Garrard’s side 3-1 winners.