After the first three games played in the Blue Square Premier, this is how the teams could be linked in a tedious link:
At the top of the Blue Square Premier after last week`s games, Newport County carried on their 100% record with a third straight win in a row, with a 2-1 win against Lincoln City. Lincoln City`s ex-midfielder Simon Russell, now a player with Alfreton Town tasted defeat by Hereford United 3-0, with the Bulls taking second place.
Having three ex-Bulls (Fleetwood, Beckwith and Kovacs) in their side Luton Town, third in the league helped themselves to a 2-1 win against Hyde. Micah Hyde, was a player between 1993-1997 for the next team down the table, Cambridge United. Tom Elliot seems to be the new U`s man in form, scoring two in three minutes to help his side see off Southport, their next fixture is against fifth placed Tamworth. Sam Oji headed in Tamworth`s 1-0 winner against Stockport County, Stockport`s local rivals Macclesfield have started the new season with two wins out of three, Champion and Henry scoring in their latest a 2-0 win against Dartford; condemning them to their third defeat in a row.
Dartford came second to Woking in the Blue Square Bet South last season, Woking finished Barrow off 3-1 last weekend to carry on their bright start to the season. Barrow is the second most northern Blue Square Premier behind Gateshead. Gateshead 9th, played Forest Green in 10th to a 1-1 draw, Nathan Fisher and a penalty from Reece Styche made the honours even at the Gateshead International Stadium. Forest Green Rovers were runners-up in the last ever Setanta Cup final losing on penalties to eventual winners AFC Telford. Spray, St.Aimie and Nathan Rooney scored in a 3-0 demolition of Braintree.
Braintree had beaten Ebbsfleet United in their previous game, which gave United their first defeat of the new season. This week, Ebbsfleet got their first draw against Wrexham; with a 1-1 score line. Ex-Wrexham prolific goal-scorer Jake Speight was on the bench for Mansfield Town to watch his team gain their first win of the season; winning 3-2 against Kidderminster Harriers and keeping the Harriers from seeing their first. Kidderminster boss Steve Burr, previously played for and managed Nuneaton Borough who in their reformed team of Nuneaton Town, could only manage a 0-0 draw with the Grimsby Town; both denying themselves each other’s chance of getting their first three points.
How will the teams fare going into this weekend? Nobody knows, but it is easy to say that this new Blue Square Premier season has only just begun and tedious links or not, the excitement will keep on coming.
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