PLAYER movements registered with the BetVictor Northern Premier League from Sunday, November 10, to 11am Saturday, November 16.
Andrew Haworth from Stafford Rangers to Ashton United
Stavros Tserpes from Droylsden to Ashton United
Brandon Lockett from Salford City to Droylsden
Sam French from Derby County to Hyde United
Matthew Williams from Radcliffe to Mossley
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HOPING to build on last week’s league win — the first since August 12 — manager Mark Bradshaw has made two loan signings as his CURZON ASHTON side prepare to face Vanarama North leaders York City at the Tameside Stadium tomorrow (Saturday).
Midfielder Connor Dimaio has been brought in from Stockport County and striker Charlie Jolley joins from Wigan Athletic.
Otherwise, Lewis Reilly and Olly Thornley remain on the injured list.
In the BetVictor NPL premier division, a club facing similar problems to Curzon’s is HYDE UNITED who have not won a league game since September 10 and have fallen to 14th place.
The next few matches could be crucial for the Tigers as they are all against clubs around them in the table. Tomorrow’s visitors to Ewen Fields, Bamber Bridge, are 18th and have won only once in their last nine outings.
Sam French, signed on a month’s loan from Derby County, replaces Luke Mewitt who sustained concussion in Tuesday’s 3-0 Manchester Premier Cup defeat by FC United.
Jack Dyche is close to a return but still isn’t ready. Chris Sharp faces a late fitness test.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC play their fourth away game on the run. They visit Matlock, the club immediately below them in the table, looking to build on their midweek Integro Cup win over Ashton United.
Midfielder Harry Freedman is manager Simon Haworth’s only absentee.
ASHTON UNITED’s home clash with Warrington Town is in severe doubt. The Hurst Cross pitch has suffered badly in the heavy rain and there is an inspection scheduled for 10.30am.
If the game does go ahead, Jody Banim chooses from an unchanged squad. Tom Carr, the teenager signed from Broadheath United was in the team that faced Stalybridge on Tuesday. Banim said: “He did really, really well.
“Tom’s been on loan at Alsager but we’ve brought him back now to be a full part of the squad.”
A knee injury rules Jack Tuohy of the GLOSSOP NORTH END team to play Chasetown at Surrey Street in the first division south east.
In the first division north west, MOSSLEY are at full strength for their home match with Colne. Once again, only Shaq Clarke is missing for DROYLSDEN who travel to Ossett United where there will be at 10am pitch inspection.
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ROBBIE EVANS makes a welcome return to the CURZON ASHTON squad for tomorrow (Saturday’s) National League North clash with Telford United at the Tameside Stadium.
The midfielder comes back into contention alongside Mo Ali, which means manager Mark Bradshaw’s only remaining absentee is Oliver Thornley who is struggling to shake off an ankle injury.
Telford, who have lost three of their last six matches and occupy 16th place in the table, may possibly present the Nash with a chance to end their run of 14 games without a win which has taken them down into the bottom two.
HYDE UNITED, who are at the foot of the BetVictor NPL premier division form table with only two points from their last six matches visit the club at the top, Lancaster City, who have taken 16 points and beat title favourites South Shields last week.
Injured players are starting to regain fitness, and manager Dave McGurk should be able to call on Oran Thompson, Liam Tongue and Kyle Brownhill. However, Paddy Lane again misses out and Tom Pratt is described as doubtful.
Veteran midfielder Greg Wilkinson, who made his first appearance for STALYBRIDGE CELTIC in 2008, has left Bower Fold. Otherwise, the Bridge are at full strength for their trip to Bamber Bridge.
ASHTON UNITED’s FA Trophy second qualifying round tie at Matlock has to be in severe doubt even though the Derbyshire club have said their pitch is 50/50 and have arranged an inspection for 10am. Large parts of the town have been flooded by the very heavy rain of the past week.
The Robins have signed 19-year-old striker Tom Carr from Altrincham-based Cheshire League club Broadheath Central. “He’s been training with us for a couple of weeks and I’ve been really impressed. I think he’ll be a really good player,” commented manager Jody Banim.
Banim has plans to sign another teenager and promised more player movement over the next fortnight.
In the first division north west, DROYLSDEN have re-signed striker Reece Webb-Foster from Ossett United in time to play against Dunston UTS. Shaq Clarke is the only doubt after picking up a knock in training.
The Butchers Arms pitch has held up well and the club expect it to be playable. An inspection has been arranged for 8.30am.
MOSSLEY, who took a point from Prescot Cables last week, are home to bottom club Pickering Town. The game is unlikely to be as straightforward as it sounds as the Lilywhites are the only side promoted Pickering have beaten in the league this season.
Manager Dave Wild says he has a full squad to choose from. Astley Mulholland and Cheick Thiam have been sent to Stockport Town for a month to get some game time.
In the first division south west, GLOSSOP NORTH END are down to visit Sheffield but the game has to be in doubt after the deluge the city has suffered. An inspection of the Dronfield Road pitch has been arranged for 9am.
Co-bosses Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison have signed Bolton Wanderers under-23s defender Will Hartshorne. Moussa Samassa and Joel Mills are available having completed their suspensions.
PLAYER movements registered with the BetVictor Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 27, to 11am Saturday, November 2.
Lloyd Allinson from Ashton United to Gainsborough Trinity
Samuel Appau from Godigese (Italy) to Glossop North End
Alexsandr Starcenko from Guiseley to Hyde United (youth loan)
Raheem Hanley from Hereford to Mossley
Bradley Lynch from Colne to Mossley
Adam Morgan from Mossley to Widnes
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FRESH from FA Trophy success against Warrington, ASHTON UNITED manager Jody Banim can’t wait to get to Buxton for tomorrow (Saturday’s) BetVictor NPL premier division clash.
“I’m really looking forward to the game as it’s against Phillo (Paul Phillips). He beat me last time so I’m looking to even things up,” said Banim.
The Robins have no new injuries and are expected to field an unchanged side.
Buxton are also showing good form. They are undefeated since losing 7-0 to FC United and have beaten Witton Albion and Hyde United in their last two matches.
Warrington face their third Tameside club in as many weeks. Having lost to Stalybridge and Ashton they now entertain HYDE UNITED.
Central midfielder Alex Starchenko could make his debut for the Tigers, having signed on a month’s loan from Guiseley. However, manager Dave McGurk has plenty of absences to worry about too.
Liam Tongue is suspended, although the break could give him time to overcome a knee problem. John McCombe, Oran Thompson and Kyle Brownhill all miss out again but are making progress and should return soon.
Sadly, Joel Logan is out for the season. McGurk said: “He needs an operation. It’s a huge blow to him and to us.”
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC boss Simon Haworth again has a fully-fit squad to choose from for his team’s rearranged trip to Radcliffe.
Bridge will be looking to bounce back from their midweek FA Trophy defeat at the hands of South Shields by continuing their steady climb up the table by recording a second consecutive away win.
In National League North, CURZON ASHTON have to go to Gloucester City without Mo Ali who is suspended. Lewis Reilly has an ankle injury picked up at Crewe.
Atherton Collieries winger Brad Lynch is expected to make his debut for MOSSLEY who face Prescot Cables at Seel Park in the NPL first division north west.
Another new face could be Raheem Hanley who has been training with the squad. Manager Dave Wild hopes the FA will have cleared the forms in time for the Hereford midfielder defender to play.
Long-term injury victim Godwin Abadaki is back in the squad. Ben Richardson and Ben Halfacre have both been ill but should be okay for selection.
The only absentee for DROYLSDEN, who are away to Clitheroe, is full-back Diego Lattie.
In the first division south east, Scott Kay is available for GLOSSOP NORTH END who face Carlton Town at the Amdec Forklift Stadium (Surrey Street).
Moussa Samassa and Joel Mills are banned. Will Holt is gaining match fitness at Alsager.