Read about how NCAFC's three loanees got on at their respective clubs last weekend.
Marvel Ekpiteta helped Ebbsfleet United to a much-needed win in the Vanarama National League on his 10th appearance for the club.
Saturday’s 2-1 win over Wrexham saw them leap off the bottom of the table and move just one point behind Chorley and Chesterfield.
It took just 10 minutes for ‘Fleet to take the lead with James Jennings diverting Tomi Adeloye’s effort into his own net.
Kieran Kennedy levelled for Wrexham but Myles Weston proved to be the hero with a close-range finish. Wrexham could have taken the lead before Weston’s winner but Ekpiteta proved his worth with several blocks, most notably to deny Akil Wright.
The victory was the perfect response to the 5-2 midweek defeat at Barnet. Ayo Obileye and Gozie Ugwu were both on the scoresheet but a Simeon Akinola hat-trick and further strikes from Jack Taylor and Josh Walker condemned Ebbsfleet to defeat.
Meanwhile, Jay Foulston and Chippenham Town crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy after a 2-1 defeat to Dulwich Hamlet in a third qualifying round replay last week.
After salvaging a draw in the original tie last weekend, the Bluebirds fell behind after just two minutes when Danny Mills – who bagged both of Dulwich Hamlet’s goals in the initial fixture – nodded home.
Former Exile Curtis McDonald restored parity for Chippenham when he knocked in a Tom Whelan free kick but Hamlet skipper David Ijaha sealed the win with a late strike.
Chippenham weren’t able to bounce back in the Vanarama National League South as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.
Foulston had looked set to keep Eastbourne out until the break but Kristian Campbell broke the deadlock just minutes before half time.
Williams Richards drew the Bluebirds level on the hour mark but they were undone in the dying minutes with Charlie Walker securing all three points for the hosts.
A trip to Havant & Waterlooville is up next for Chippenham, who are without a win in seven games.
Elsewhere, Modou Touray had to settle for a place on the bench as Barry Town United slumped to a 1-0 loss to Newtown in the JD Cymru Premier League.
The attacker replaced Eli Phipps on 65 minutes with the score goalless.
Ian Sheridan struck for Newtown in the 79th minute and that was enough to hand all three points to the visitors but Touray came close to salvaging a point but his shot was saved by goalkeeper David Jones.
The Dragons fall down to fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Barry host Newtown again this weekend in the third round of the JD Welsh Cup.