PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 15, to 11am on Saturday, October 21.
Aidan Chippendale from Stalybridge Celtic to Ossett Albion.
Matthew Dempsey from Hyde United to Ossett Albion.
Leon Osborne from Hyde United to Ossett Albion.
Lamin Colley from Boston United to Stalybridge Celtic.
DEFENDER James Baillie misses CURZON ASHTON’s National League North home clash with Boston United tomorrow (Saturday) as he is suspended for one game. However, Oliver Thornley returns having recovered from an arm injury.
Andreas Bianga, Jono Hunt and Sam Madeley are all long-term injuries.
Highly-fancied Shaw Lane are the visitors to ASHTON UNITED and Robins boss Jody Banim is expecting a hard-fought encounter.
“It’s going to be a difficult game as they’re flying at the moment. They’re a strong outfit, quite physical and a little bit direct. We’ll have to be on it tomorrow to get anything,” he commented.
As usual, Ashton have a long list of injuries. Josh Granite, John Pritchard, Cavell Coo, Nicky Platt and Lanre Olapade are all unavailable.
Defender Josh Greenhalgh, who was signed at the start of the week from Northern Counties East club Liversedge has been released. Banim said: “We wanted to take a look at him in the league cup game against Altrincham. We did that and we decided to let him go.”
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will be out to extend their unbeaten home run to five games when they welcome first-time visitors Barwell.
The Bridge are without long-term injury victim Joe Garvin, and striker John Cofie faces a late fitness test after picking up an injury in Tuesday’s abandoned game at Ramsbottom.
Winger Aidan Chippendale has left Bower Fold to join Ossett Albion, and keeper Jack Walton has returned to parent club Barnsley after his loan expired. Joe Slinn will make his return between the sticks after recovering from injury.
In the first division north, MOSSLEY are home to title-favourites South Shields. Caldon Henson comes back after suspension, and Mike Fish will play after being rested during the week. Mo Ali serves a one-match ban for picking up five bookings.
Jack Rudge and Domaine Rouse both miss DROYLSDEN’s home match with Ossett Albion. Dylan Smith is suspended and Alex Frost faces a late fitness test.
An injured hamstring rules Ben Deegan out of GLOSSOP NORTH END’s short journey to Trafford. Jay Gorton is rated 50/50 with an ankle knock.
HYDE UNITED face Brighouse at Ewen Fields. Chris Sutherland and Ryan Ellison are both unable to turn out because of hamstring injuries. Kyle Harrison will miss Tuesday’s trip to Kendal after picking up a fifth booking in midweek.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 8, to 11am on Saturday, October 14.
Ruben Jerome from Warrington Town to Droylsden
Sam Hadfield-Summerbee from Curzon Ashton to Hyde United
Ross Killock from Chester to Stalybridge Celtic
Scott Bakkor from Curzon Ashton to Warrington Town
HYDE UNITED will be close to full strength for their FA Cup fourth round (qualifying) clash at Scarborough Athletic tomorrow (Saturday).
The only man who will have to sit out the trip to the east coast is defender Ryan Ellison who injured a hamstring in Tuesday’s Manchester Premier Cup victory over Radcliffe Borough and had to be substituted.
Everyone else trained last night and the Tigers should head for Yorkshire with some confidence, even though they suffered a first defeat of the season seven days ago when they lost at Cleethorpes in the FA Trophy.
If Hyde can win, they will reach the first round proper of the cup for the first time since 1994 when they lost 3-1 at home to Darlington who were then a third division (League Two) club.
Manager Darren Kelly’s thoughts on the match are available elsewhere on this website.
In National League North, CURZON ASHTON have the usual catalogue of injuries as they head up to Spennymoor Town.
Andreas Bianga is expected to be out until Christmas with a broken metatarsal. Jonathan Hunt is awaiting a consultation for a possible hernia. Sam Madeley, who has a damaged hamstring, is at least a fortnight away from a return, and Oliver Thornley has returned to training after an arm injury but is still not fit.
Steve Burr welcomes goalkeeper Joe Slinn and striker Matty Wolfenden back to the STALYBRIDGE CELTIC squad for the match at Grantham but will be without long-time injury victim Joe Garvin (knee).
Midfielder Tom Brown (leg) and defender Oliver Crowley (hip) will also be missing having picked up their injuries in Tuesday’s 3-1 reverse at Marine.
Celtic travel to Lincolnshire looking to snap a run of ten successive away defeats stretching back to April 4 when they won at Alfreton.
In the Evo-stik NPL premier division, ASHTON UNITED’s delight at victories over Mickleover and Warrington is tempered by a training injury picked up by Josh Granite. The central defender is waiting for a scan but manager Jody Banim fears the injury could be a bad one.
Tom Eckersley is fully fit for tomorrow’s game at Stafford Rangers.
Ben Deegan misses GLOSSOP NORTH END’s first division north home clash with Radcliffe Borough, and Gary Gee and Jason Hill both have ankle injuries. Matty Russell faces a fitness test but Dale Johnson and Jay Gorton both return to the side.
Caldon Henson starts a two-game ban and is unavailable for MOSSLEY’s game at Bamber Bridge. Marko Basic is available after being unable to play in the FA Trophy under the terms of his loan agreement with Halifax Town.
DROYLSDEN travel to bottom side Goole but despite the difference in league positions could still have a difficult time as they have so many injuries. Manager Dave Pace called off training last night to allow his battered squad time to recover.
Domaine Rouse is definitely out and Liam Caddick, John Shaw, Shaq Clarke and Ben Barber face fitness tests before game.
During the week the Bloods have signed striker Ruben Jerome from Warrington and left-back Shaun Holden from Colwyn Bay.
MICHAEL COULSON could be the key man for Scarborough Athletic on Saturday when they take on Hyde United at the Flamingo Land Stadium in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.
The striker, who has just signed a two-year contract, goes into the tie having hit the net in each of his last nine games. He told the Scarborough News: “I still feel there is more to come from me.
“I never expected to be on 16 goals at this stage of the season, but I won’t be sitting back and getting comfortable. I’ve never been a natural goalscorer, but I’m playing with a lot of confidence at the moment, which is helping me to relax when the chances come.”
Coulson, who has scored six times in the Seadogs’ cup run, has quite a pedigree in the competition. He played for the original Scarborough FC against Chelsea in 2004, came on for Barnsley in their 1-0 quarter-final win against Chelsea in 2008, and appeared against Cardiff in the semi-final at Wembley.
He added: “This season has been great. We are doing well and it has really given the fans something to cheer.”
Tommy Taylor believes the home supporters could be the key factor on Saturday. More than 200 travelled to Stratford for the third qualifying round replay, and the keeper has described them as the Yorkshire side’s 12th man.
“The noise they make is ridiculous. It raises the hairs on the back of my neck whenever we score a goal,” said Taylor.
Saturday’s game is pay on the gate. Admission prices are £10 adults, £5 concessions and £1 for the under-11s.
Scarborough chairman Trevor Bull will be live on BBC Radio York from 7.30 tomorrow morning.
The winning club will receive £12,500 in prize money.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 1, to 11am on Saturday, October 7.
Will Beesley from Chorley to Ashton United
Joshua Ollerenshaw from Hyde United to Ashton United
Daniel Ventre from Warrington Town to Droylsden
Gary Gee from Stalybridge Celtic to Glossop North End
Kisimba Kisimba from Marine to Glossop North End
Liam Tongue from Stalybridge Celtic to Marine
Michael Fish from Brighouse Town to Mossley
Lee Neville from Trafford to Stalybridge Celtic