Weekend Non-league Football Previews
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC’s paper-thin squad will be stretched to breaking point over the next the next week.
They are scheduled to play five games in eight days after yesterday (Thursday’s) postponed game at Mickleover was rearranged for Monday (April 9).
Celtic take on Evo-stik NPL premier division play-off hopefuls Farsley Celtic at Bower Fold tomorrow (Saturday) with Liam Dickinson (knee) and Greg Wilkinson (thigh) still missing.
Harrison Holgate returns to the squad which has been bolstered by academy products Brice Pouamoun and Jake Storey as well as reserve player Elisene Fernandes. All are also likely to feature in Tuesday’s home Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final with Barnton.
Bridge round off with trips to Shaw Lane on Thursday and Stourbridge on Saturday.
CURZON ASHTON will be lacking two key players when they continue their fight for National League North survival by meeting third-placed Brackley at Tameside Stadium.
Niall Cummins and Chris Rowney both picked up knee injuries in last night’s six-pointer with fellow strugglers Alfreton in which the Nash had to settle for only one point after squandering a 2-0 lead.
Ben McKenna is doubtful with a hip injury but midfielder Paul Marshall is back in the reckoning after recovering from a knee injury.
HYDE UNITED’s Evo-stik NPL first division north promotion campaign continues at Radcliffe Borough and supporters will be waiting to see which strikers manager Darren Kelly decides to start with after revealing in Monday’s post-match interview that star striker Matt Beadle will not figure for the club again.
Last season Beadle was in free-scoring form but it’s understood the Ewen Fields management have been very unhappy with his attitude this season, especially in terms of training.
Beadle last appeared in the 3-1 win over Kendal on February 24 when he received his second red card of the season and incurred a four-match ban.
Apart from long-term absentees Chris Sutherland and Tom Pratt, Kelly has a full squad at his disposal.
Jody Banim has four men missing for ASHTON UNITED’s home clash with Whitby Town in the premier division.
Matty Chadwick and Curtis Jones are injured. Jack Dyche and Ryan Makhosini are suspended.
In the remaining first division north games, GLOSSOP NORTH END travel to Brighouse will a full squad apart from long-term absentees Jason Hill (knee) and Gary Gee (stomach).
Goalkeeper Max Povey should be available for MOSSLEY at home to Ossett Town. Danny Hall (broken ribs) and Tom Fisher (ankle ligaments) miss out.
The suspended Luke Daly is the only player unavailable for DROYLSDEN at Skelmersdale.