PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, January 21, to 11am on Saturday, January 27.
Matthew Crothers from Curzon Ashton to Mossley (loan)
Caldon Henson from Mossley to Clitheroe
Samuel Howell from Mossley to Colne
Ruben Jerome from Droylsden to Glossop North End
Kisimba Kisimba from Glossop North End to Mossley
Weekend Non-league Football Previews
MORE than 100 HYDE UNITED fans — almost a third of the regular home attendance — will be heading for Mariners Park tomorrow (Saturday) for a match that could have a huge influence on their club’s promotion and indeed championship ambitions.
The Tigers will be facing Evo-stik NPL first division north title favourites South Shields, a side described by Mossley co-boss Lloyd Morrison as packed with mature, experienced former professionals.
Morrison says Hyde will have to be at the top of their game to get something from the fixture, yet they could be visiting the Mariners at a propitious time. Shields have drawn three of their last six games, most recently in midweek when they were held 0-0 at home by Tadcaster.
The Mariners will be without injured defender Anthony Callaghan and striker Gavin Cogdon, but are hoping midfielder Barrie Smith will be available after recovering from illness. Cogdon, who scored a hat-trick against Mossley two weeks ago, suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s match.
Joint-manager Lee Picton said: “It was always going to be a big game, but it is even more so after the points we dropped over the Christmas and on Tuesday.
“Anything other than a top performance will leave us falling short. We’ve got to come out on the front foot. Hopefully we can add the little bit of quality in the final third that seems to be eluding us at the moment.”
Hyde, in contrast, should be at virtual full strength. Only Chris Sutherland is likely to be missing. Big Khamsuk and Tom Pratt, who were substituted at their own request in midweek, are expected to be fit.
In the Evo-stik premier division, ASHTON UNITED will be involved in their own promotion six-pointer at second-placed Shaw Lane, should it go ahead. The Sheerien Park pitch, already very wet, faces more heavy rain. An inspection has been scheduled for 10am.
If the game was called off, it would probably suit the Robins as they have a squad of only 14 players available and that includes manager Jody Banim and his assistant Simon Woodford.
Ryan Makhosini (ankle) is injured alongside long-term victim Matty Chadwick. John Roberts (ankle) is doubtful and midfielder Alex Johnson is ruled out because of work. Defender Lanre Olapede is suspended.
Manager Jody Banim said: “The 11 we’ll have on the field will be more than capable of going to Barnsley and winning. Problems will only arise if we get injuries or need to make tactical changes.
“It’s disappointing that we won’t have a full squad to choose from because we got a good result in midweek against Stourbridge. Injuries and not being able to carry a big squad are our undoing. Other clubs have the freedom to go out and sign someone but for us it’s leave things as they are or 50 quid.”
In a third big game, CURZON ASHTON visit FC United in National League North. Their squad situation is the same as last week.
Ryan Brooke has a back injury and Jordan Wright is 50/50 because of a pelvic strain. Paul Marshall continues to struggle with a damaged heel and is unlikely to be involved, but Tyrell McKenzie is available for selection having overcome thigh and ankle problems.
Defender Ross Killock returns to the squad for STALYBRIDGE CELTIC’s first-ever visit to Barwell. He has recovered from a calf injury that has kept him out since November.
With Theo Bailey-Jones also available after recovering from a knock received in the draw at Buxton a fortnight ago, manager Steve Burr has the rare pleasure of a full squad to choose from for the Evo-stik premier league clash.
Celtic did get their first away win of the season at Alsager in the Cheshire Senior Cup but they travel to Leicestershire looking for their first Saturday away win for 65 weeks.
Elsewhere in the first division north, Alex Frost will again be out for DROYLSDEN, who visit Colne, where there will be a pitch inspection in the morning. Dylan Smith broke his nose on Tuesday and can’t get it reset until next week. He faces a fitness test as does Ben Barber.
A broken nose also poses problems for GLOSSOP NORTH END in their home game with Ossett Town. Gary Gee is the man struggling and will be assessed tomorrow. Otherwise the Hillmen should be at full strength.
MOSSLEY, who are without a win in 2018, ought to fancy their chances away to bottom club Goole. Co-bosses Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison are hoping to have Matty Crothers back on loan from Curzon.
Caldon Henson has been released and has joined Clitheroe.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, January 14, to 11am on Saturday, January 20.
Dimitri Tuanzebe from Droylsden to Clitheroe
Jamie Rainford from Colwyn Bay to Droylsden
Max Hazeldine from Marine to Glossop North End
Jack Higgs from Enfield Town to Glossop North End
William Shawcross from Curzon Ashton to Glossop North End
Jordan Bove from Mossley to Radcliffe Borough
Matthew Russell from Glossop North End to Radcliffe Borough
Jack Taylor from IFK Ostersund (Sweden) to Stalybridge Celtic
Weather will have the final say
Weekend Non-league Football Previews
A WEEK of wet and snowy weather means that tomorrow (Saturday’s) Tameside and Glossop programme of non-league football hangs in the balance. Just about every club has a pitch inspection lined up, whether they are playing home or away.
CURZON ASHTON will be forced to make changes for their home encounter with seventh-placed Kidderminster Harriers in National League North. Ryan Brooke has a back injury and Jordan Wright will probably miss out. His pelvic strain is improving but manager John Flanagan doubts he will be able to start.
Paul Marshall continues to struggle with a damaged heel and is unlikely to be involved, but Tyrell McKenzie is available for selection having overcome thigh and ankle problems.
The Nash go into the game having lost 2-0 to Chorley last week following a somewhat lacklustre display. They have failed to win any of their last four league matches while Kidderminster have drawn their last two.
In the Evo-stik NPL premier division, Jody Banim has several players missing for ASHTON UNITED’s home clash with Stafford Rangers and is likely to name himself and assistant Simon Woodford among the substitutes.
Defender Lanre Olapede starts a three-match ban having been shown a straight red at Witton last week. Liam Tomsett is unavailable and Matty Chadwick, Josh Ollerenshaw and Nicky Platt are injured.
Young striker Jamie Hinchliffe, recently signed from Witton, fills the gap left by Jack Dyche’s return to Scunthorpe.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will be looking to keep their unbeaten start to 2018 intact when they meet Grantham at Bower Fold.
Manager Steve Burr will be without the services of defender Ross Killock (calf) and midfielder Theo Bailey-Jones (knee) but Greg Wilkinson is set to return after recovering from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for a month.
In the first division north, Jamie Frost is doubtful for DROYLSDEN who are home to Bamber Bridge. However, Shaquille Clark and Ben Barber could figure. They trained last night (Thursday) and will have late fitness tests. Danny Ventre returns after completing his suspension.
Former Glossop striker Jamie Rainford has joined the Bloods on loan from Colwyn Bay.
Midfielder Will Shawcross and striker Max Hazeldine, signed from Curzon Ashton and Marines respectively go into the GLOSSOP NORTH END squad for the trip to promotion-chasing Prescot Cables. Jude Oyibo could also feature.
Lewis Lacy is injured while Matty Russell has been released.
Chris Sutherland should be HYDE UNITED’s only absentee at Ossett Albion. It’s understood the wideman has overcome his injury but lacks match fitness. Karl Jones and Tyrone Gay may start as substitutes.
MOSSLEY will face a side with a record as poor as their own when they meet Skelmersdale at Seel Park. Both are winless in their last five league games, having lost four of them.
The return of striker Tom Fisher who had a bad knee injury, Dieter Downey and Jonah Gosling could prove the boost the Lilywhites need to register their first victory since December 23.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, January 7, to 11am on Saturday, January 13.
Nathan Bondswell from Morecambe to Ashton United
Jordan Chapell from Chester to Stalybridge Celtic (loan)
Ross Daly from Scarborough Athletic to Hyde United
Jamie Hinchliffe from Witton Albion to Ashton United
Alexander Moloney from Rochdale AFC to Droylsden
Brice Pouamoun from Curzon Ashton to Stalybridge Celtic
Harry Pratt from Mossley to Colne
Jack Stockdill from Hyde United to Ossett Albion