PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, September 23, to 11am on Saturday, September 29.
Sean Miller from Chester to Droylsden
Sam Baird from FC United of Manchester to Droylsden (short-term loan)
Andrew Hollins from Southport to Droylsden (short-term loan)
Keenan Quansah from Hyde United to Mossley
Karl Jones from Hyde United to Ossett United
Lewis Baines (loan) from Fleetwood to Ashton United
Ramirez Howarth ex-Skelmersdale to Ashton United
Liam Martin ex-Southport to Ashton United
Weekend Non-league Football Previews
AFTER seeing their side inflict a first league defeat of the season on Radcliffe, GLOSSOP NORTH END fans must be wondering if they can keep up the momentum tomorrow (Saturday).
The Hillmen are home to Brighouse Town — third in the Evo-stik NPL first division east — in the extra preliminary round of the FA Trophy with £2,000 in prize money at stake.
Co-bosses Mark Canning and Andy Bishop are faced with a mixed bag as they try to make it three games on the run unbeaten.
Will Beasley returns after two weeks out with a groin injury and Jordan Bove has recovered from back trouble. However, Matty Russell is ruled out by a one-game suspension for being sent off against Droylsden last week and there are fitness tests for Darrhyl Mason (ankle) and Ollie Turner (foot).
At DROYLSDEN manager Dave Pace has again showed that he is not frightened of making changes, even at such an early stage of the season.
There will be at least three new faces for the clash with Widnes at the Butchers Arms, and these come in addition to former Manchester United midfielder Febian Brandy who was signed the previous week and scored on his debut at Surrey Street.
Sam Baird joins from FC United and fellow centre-back Andy Hollins comes in on loan from Southport. Striker Sean Miller is on a dual registration from Chester. Sam Madeley has been released.
Dylan Smith is suspended as a result of a red card at Glossop, Shaq Clarke is unavailable, Ryan Jennings is injured, and Brandon Zibaka has a virus.
MOSSLEY go to struggling Cleethorpes hoping to get their season back on track after three defeats.
They will have to do so without Dieter Downey and Godwin Abadaki, both of whom have ankle injuries. Co-manager Dave Wild rates striker Max Leonard as 50/50 but centre-back Adam Jones should play and Mike Fish may make the bench.
Defender Keen Quansah is back at Seel Park after moving to Hyde United over the summer.
In National League North, Danny Shaw is back for CURZON ASHTON who play Boston United at Surrey Street. Paul Marshall has a minor heel problem.
Across town at Hurst Cross ASHTON UNITED meet Leamington. Defender Lewis Baines, who was with the Robins last season, returns on loan from Fleetwood Town.
Influential striker Tom Pratt misses HYDE UNITED’s home clash in the NPL premier division through suspension, as does midfielder Ross Daley.
James Hodges will again fill in for Peter Crook who was knocked out and concussed in last week’s game at Whitby. Kyle Harrison has a groin strain and did not train on Tuesday.
Midfielder Grant Roberts, on loan from Boston United, should feature. Chris Sutherland is expected to return to training next week.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will again be without midfielders Tom Brown (hamstring) and Greg Wilkinson (hip) for their home clash with high-flying Gainsborough Trinity.
Simon Haworth’s men will be looking to climb into play-off contention after making it three wins in a row. Despite their league position, Trinity have won only twice at Bower Fold in 21 visits.
From Stalybridge Celtic chairman Rob Gorski
"I’VE had lots of discussions on a plethora of issues over the past few weeks and I am delighted with most of them. I feel very positive about the future of our club.
“Firstly, Wendy Mackie’s introduction has invigorated a lot of people at Stalybridge Celtic. None more than me. I may still have horrendously sad and private family issues at home, but Wendy has certainly given me back my Celtic mojo.
“She has impressed everyone and brought about a real change of mentality already. Wendy also sat down with manager Simon Haworth last week and had a tremendous meeting where both are singing loudly from the new hymn sheet that I’ve given them.
“The bottom line is that I can confirm Wendy as the new chief executive of the football club. Many congratulations Wendy!
“From now on, if anyone has any issues, please contact Wendy. Not me, not Syd White, not anyone else. She is the boss.
“Syd has continued to express his desire to do less as his own business is taking up so much of his time. In essence, Syd’s only real job at the club is to bring in income. We all need to support Syd in ensuring that he is just spending his time on stuff that he’s excellent at, and that the club desperately needs - bringing in fresh sponsorship.
"As you all know, I’ve always had great respect for Keith Smart. I asked him to chair B-T-B as I wanted us to reach out to those fans who felt the board was aloof and he organised that brilliantly. I subsequently asked him to become a board member, which at that time, he felt he couldn’t accept for private reasons.
“He had a tremendous meeting with Wendy last week and has now confirmed to me that he’d be honoured to accept such a role. Consequently, I’m delighted to announce that Keith will become a main board director.
“Keith has been a Celtic fan for over half a century now and has always had the club at heart. But he also brings with him two vital assets: time and experience. Keith is now retired and has already hit the ground running in the office. He was also a senior manager for a subsidiary of the Transamerica Corporation.
“He brings a good working knowledge of financial management and as a senior manager responsible for several continents, he also brings in man-management, organisational and general best-practice qualities that we have been badly missing.
“Keith will look after the day-to-day operations of the club regarding the finances and certain other matters. More records. More checks. Just more professional in how we go about our daily business.
"Welcome Keith and I’m delighted that you are joining the main board.
“I had another super-long chat with Simon Haworth on Monday. I know that he’s been a lifelong footballer, but my word he talks like a businessman. He’s very sharp, very focused, and understands the bigger picture.
“Simon is excited about both on and off-field developments and feels that we’re making progress in becoming a more professional club generally. He totally buys into both the much-needed culture change and also the need to run the club as a lean and mean business, not a Dog ’n’ Duck hobby. He sees the real potential of our club and wants to help us drive it forward.
“He is a real breath of fresh air.
“Club secretary Paul Carter has expressed his desire to step down from his role as being responsible for the stewards. I am delighted and very grateful, to Arthur Boswell, who has very kindly taken up that role. Arthur has been there, done that, and we should all be very thankful that he has kindly stepped back up the oche.
“I spoke at length to Gordon Greenwood about not only his own role going forward but also about the bigger picture and he is very happy. Gordon is a most critical cog in the whole machinery of Stalybridge Celtic Football Club and he knows how much I value him. I’m delighted that he’s fully committed. “We’ve got to run this like a business” was one of the most resonating comments that he made.
“I agree and we will.
“We still need to find an appropriate role for John Hall. He’s kindly said that he’s got time to give the club to help on specific projects. We’re short of good people and John has been a Celtic man for more than 50 years. It would be a crying shame if we could not utilise his experience, skills and love of the club.
“So, some majorly positive developments. Having Wendy and Keith on board will help transform Stalybridge Celtic, bring about much-needed change and will help propel our club forward. Simon is consolidating the team and simultaneously building for the future.
“ ‘All’ we need to do now is to increase our annual turnover from c £250,000 to £500,000 over the next few years and bring back the floating fans and it truly will be onwards and upwards.
“If the club is to prosper and drive forward, we need a change at the top. I’m excited that we’re doing that. Come gather round people. The times, they are a changin’.”
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, September 16, to 11am on Saturday, September 22.
Callum Spooner from Glossop North End to Atherton Collieries
Jake Charles from Stalybridge Celtic to Ossett United
James Caton from Darlington FC to Stalybridge Celtic (long-term loan)
George Hughes from Shrewsbury to Stalybridge Celtic (youth loan)
Joshua Solomon-Davies from Tranmere Rovers to Stalybridge Celtic
Weekend Non-league Football Previews
DAVE WILD is hoping a combination of home advantage and a lively crowd will roar MOSSLEY through to an FA Cup victory tomorrow (Saturday) and a £9,000 prize payment.
The Seel Park co-boss, whose side have made an impressive start to the season, believes the Lilywhites have what it takes to reach the third qualifying round of the competition for the first time since 2010.
He commented: “We’re up against Kidsgrove who play in the same division as ourselves and have a very similar record. We won’t be underestimating them but it’s a really good opportunity to make it into the next round. Fingers-crossed we can seize that chance and kick on.”
Striker Mike Fish (shoulder) is the only definite Mossley absentee. Godwin Abadaki faces a fitness test.
CURZON ASHTON will come up against an old face at Radcliffe. Striker Nathan Wharton, who was released during the summer, has scored eight goals in nine appearances for the Neuven Stadium side who top the Evo-stik NPL first division west and beat Stalybridge in the last round.
Nash manager John Flanagan said: “Even though we play two levels higher than Radcliffe it’s anybody’s game for me.
“Radcliffe have started extremely well and they’ll be very hungry. I expect Ben Wharton to be a real handful.”
Curzon’s own star striker, Adam Morgan, misses the tie after picking up a hamstring injury in training. Oliver Crankshaw is also out, having an injured a foot against Brackley last week.
On the plus side, Danny Shaw has improved faster than expected and could be available if he passes a morning fitness test. Cameron McJannett is also in contention having recovered from a calf strain.
Jody Banim is likely to pick an unchanged side when ASHTON UNITED face Trafford at Hurst Cross.
In the Evo-stik premier division, STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will attempt to put their disappointing midweek Integro Cup performance at Hyde behind them when they take on struggling Matlock Town at Bower Fold.
Midfielders Tom Brown (hamstring) and Greg Wilkinson (hip) will again be missing through injury, but winger James Caton, who has arrived on loan from Darlington, will start as manager Simon Haworth looks to freshen things up.
Luke Porritt should return for HYDE UNITED who are away to Whitby Town. Janni Lipka, who was substituted as a precaution early in Tuesday’s derby with Stalybridge, should also be fit to play.
Chris Sutherland could be back to fitness by early October.
In the first division west, GLOSSOP NORTH END face DROYLSDEN in a derby clash at Surrey Street.
The Hillmen, who recorded their first win in midweek when they beat Grantham 6-0 in the Integro Cup, have no injuries. Their squad will be the same except for the inclusion of former Mossley midfielder Jack Tuohy.
Droylsden could feature two new players — both of them ex-Manchester United forwards.
Phil Marsh was acquired from Rhyl at the start of the week, after a long wait for international clearance.
Febian Brandy, who was at Ebbsfleet last season, was a very popular Old Trafford reserve-team player ten years ago and scored the goal that beat Juventus in the Champions Youth Cup final in 2007. Small, fast and exciting, he was seen by some as having the potential to be a red Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Dave Pace’s only injury doubt is Domaine Rouse. Midfielder Ian Bennett has been released.