PLAYER movements registered with the BetVictor Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 20, to 11am on Saturday, October 26.
James Nield - from Rochdale to Hyde United
Christopher Sharp - from FC United to Hyde United
Jordan Wynne - from Runcorn Linnets to Hyde United
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A BITTERLY disappointed Dave Wild summed up his feelings in two sentences: “I should be planning to go to Morpeth and instead I’ll be watching a game at Maine Road. It’s soul destroying.”
MOSSLEY have no match tomorrow (Saturday) after being ejected from the FA Trophy for playing loanee Elliot Goldthorp when he was ineligible. Bradford City failed to send an email giving their permission for him to appear in the last round where he scored a hat-trick against Cleethorpes.
The Seel Park boss added: “I’m very disappointed because we’ve been penalised for someone else’s error. We’re out of the Trophy and we’ve lost a few thousand pounds. It’s so frustrating.
“Liverpool were only fined for what they did in the Carabao Cup. We didn’t even have time to appeal.
“What volunteer secretaries are expected to do and know at non-league level is amazing. Ours, John Wharmby, is really down about what’s happened but it wasn’t his fault. Bradford City have a full-time administrative staff and should have provided that email.
“I’m most disappointed for the players — who’ve not only missed out on the next round but also a week’s earnings — and for Eliot who scored those three goals.”
But beyond the Trophy, Wild is in confident mood. “I’ve got a really good feeling about the current crop of players. They’re talented and hungry,” he commented.
He’s added to the squad by signing two wingers: Brad Lynch from Atherton Collieries and Jamie Hill from Maine Road.
Astley Mulholland has gone to Cheadle Town to gain some match fitness after his long lay-off with a broken leg. Striker Adam Morgan has signed for Widnes. “It just didn’t work out as it should,” said Wild, “probably because of his job taking him all over the country. But Adam’s a great lad and I wish him all the best.”
HYDE UNITED manager Dave McGurk has responded to an injury crisis by making four late signings.
James Nield, on dual registration from Curzon, is a defender who was recently at Barnsley. Jordan Wynne, ex-Prescot Cables, is a central midfielder. Jack Gibney, another midfielder, comes in from the reserves, and Chris Sharp is a striker who has played at several clubs including Stalybridge and FC United.
McGurk has nine players unable to play in the Trophy tie at Buxton including the injured Liam Tongue. Jack Dyche is suspended.
If the game is decided, the Tigers will be home to Cheadle in the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday. If it’s drawn, it’ll be the Trophy replay.
Jody Banim is expecting a tough encounter at Warrington, who he expects to be stronger than they were when losing to Stalybridge last week. “Bohan Dixon, Curzon winger Jack Banister and Steve Jennings should all feature,” he said.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC’s home clash with South Shields was called off earlier this evening because of a waterlogged pitch. It will now take place on Tuesday.
All winning sides in the FA Trophy first qualifying round receive £2,450. The losers get £800.
Robbie Evans is back in training for CURZON ASHTON who face Kettering Town at the Tameside Stadium in National League North.
Manager Mark Bradshaw has made two signings as his team look for their first win in two months: Crewe striker Lewis Reilly and 1874 Northwich midfielder Aaron Smith.
In the BetVictor NPL first division north west, DROYLSDEN defender Diego Lattie remains sidelined and will miss the visit to Tadcaster. Shaq Clarke is on the way back to fitness but unlikely to figure.
Scott Kay returns for GLOSSOP NORTH END who are home to Belper in a Derbyshire derby in the first division south east.
Moussa Samassa and Joel Mills remain suspended. Roberto Hoshieh and Will Holt have been loaned to Cheadle and Alsager respectively to gain fitness.
Because of today’s heavy rain most games are subject to pitch inspections in the morning. Check before you travel.
PLAYER movements registered with the BetVictor Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 13, to 11am Saturday, October 19.
Lewis Walters from Altrincham to Ashton United (short-term loan)
Cyril Owolabi from USA to Hyde United
Chib Chilaka from Hyde United to Matlock Town
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THE accent will most definitely been on your when HYDE UNITED take the field against Morpeth Town at Ewen Fields tomorrow (Saturday) in the BetVictor NPL premier division.
Manager Dave McGurk has a string of injuries to contend with. Definitely ruled out are Oran Thompson (hamstring), Thierry Lewis, John McCombe (foot) and Kyle Brownhill (concussion).
Joel Logan, who injured a knee in the Manchester Premier Cup victory over Glossop, was due to receive his scan results earlier today.
Jordan Fagbola suffered a knock in midweek but should be fit to play.
Martyn Woolford has joined Boston United while the Tigers have signed Cyril Owolabi. The central midfielder, who has been training with the reserves, most recently played university football in the USA.
ASHTON UNITED face a real lower-table clash when they face Gainsborough Trinity at Hurst Cross. The two clubs are both on nine points with the Lincolnshire club having played a game more and being a goal better-off in terms of goal difference.
Jody Banim has three absentees: John Pritchard, Connor Hughes and Curtis Jones.
Goalkeeper Lloyd Allison has left after only a couple of weeks with the Robins. Winger Lewis Walters has signed from Altrincham and made his debut in Tuesday’s last-minute 1-0 reverse at Witton Albion.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC travel to fourth-placed Warrington Town without suspended midfielder Nathan Valentine.
Otherwise, manager Simon Haworth has a full squad to pick from but he is expected to make changes after the midweek home defeat by Stafford Rangers, Celtic’s third defeat in four matches.
In the first division north west, Dave Pace gave his DROYLSDEN squad a night off from training last night (Thursday) following the long journey to Workington — where they lost in the FA Trophy — and to recover from what assistant-boss Aeon Lattie describes as niggles.
Shaq Clarke and Diego Lattie are injured for the visit of lowly Pickering Town while there are doubts over Domaine Rouse, Colin Murray and Chris Thompson.
MOSSLEY, buoyed by their 4-2 Trophy win at Cleethorpes, are at full strength for their match at City of Liverpool.
Godwin Abadaki resumed training last night so his long period out with injury seems to be finally coming to an end.
GLOSSOP NORTH END will have to make the long journey to Wisbech without Moussa Samassa who starts a three-match ban for being sent off in the Manchester Premier Cup tie at Hyde United. Joel Mills has a two-game suspension.
Chinedu Uche comes back after missing last week’s Trophy tie at Pontefract Collieries.
Manager Mark Bradshaw says CURZON ASHTON, who have no match, will spend tomorrow morning training at Dovestone reservoir. He plans to make two signings in time for the visit of Kettering Town on October 26.
PLAYER movements registered with the BetVictor Northern Premier League from Sunday, October 6, to 11am Saturday, October 12.
Florian Gonzales from Oldham Athletic to Ashton United (short-term loan)
Elliott Johnston from Salford City to Ashton United (youth loan)
Dan O’Brien from Hyde United to Atherton Collieries
Kieran Nolan from Atherton Collieries to Mossley
Theo Roberts from Chester to Mossley (short-term loan)
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DAVE WILD must reorganise his battered and bewildered MOSSLEY squad as he prepared for tomorrow (Saturday’s) FA Trophy preliminary tie at Cleethorpes Town.
As if it wasn’t bad enough to lose 6-0 at Marine last week, Paul Marshall suffered a serious knee injury in Tuesday’s Manchester Premier Cup clash with North West Counties League Abbey Hey.
Andy Keogh is banned but Wild has re-signed Kieran Nolan from Atherton Collieries to strengthen his depleted midfield, describing him as everything he wants in a player.
Astley Mulholland has returned to training and Godwin Abadaki should soon be available.
Jack Tuohy (illness) and Jeremy Seosolo (deadleg) will both be missing for GLOSSOP NORTH END who travel to Pontefract Collieries hoping for revenge against the club that outmuscled them to win 3-1 in the FA Cup at the start of September.
There are so many injuries at DROYLSDEN that training was called off last night. Several players face fitness tests in the morning. However, the game is in doubt because of the persistent rain and there will be a pitch inspection at 8.45am.
All winning clubs in the Trophy will get £3,000 in prize money.
CURZON ASHTON could feature two new signings in their National League North encounter with bottom-of-the-table Blyth Spartans, the club that put them out of the FA Cup, at the Tameside Stadium.
Manager Mark Bradshaw has several players out as he looks to end a two-month winless run that has seen the Nash plunge down the table. Andy Halls and Mo Ali are suspended and Olly Thornley has been left on crutches after suffering a severe injury in Monday’s Manchester Premier Cup defeat by Wythenshawe Town.
Burnley keeper Harry Allen has been taken on loan as cover for Cam Mason as Kai Calderbank-Park is on international duty with Australia.
The injury malaise also affects HYDE UNITED who should have hopes of winning their BetVictor NPL premier division match at Grantham who lost 7-0 at Buxton on Tuesday.
Joel Logan suffered a severe knee injury in midweek and could be sidelined for several weeks. Jacko Hardacre is suspended for accruing five yellow cards and Tom Pratt, Oran Thompson and John McCombe did not train on Thursday.
Striker Michael Elstone, who was signed only a week ago and came on for the closing stages of the Manchester Premier Cup victory over Glossop, has decided he needs a break from football and has quit.
Manager Dave McGurk added: “Danny O’Brien has joined Atherton Collieries. That was a tough one because we like him but he wasn’t playing and we are well stocked in wide positions.
“We’re hoping to sign a central midfielder in time for the game and have him on the bench.”
Manager Jody Banim has made two loan signings as he bids to pick up his ASHTON UNITED team after last week’s 6-2 FA Cup reverse at the hands of Spennymoor.
Winger Elliot Johnston from Salford City and French attacking midfielder Florian Skander Gonzales Dhifflaoui — known as Florian Gonzales — from Oldham Athletic should both feature at Lancaster.
Aaron Smith has completed his suspension and Josh Wilson is available after feeling tightness in a hamstring in midweek when he was substituted as a precaution.
Banim said: “We look a little bit stronger and we should have our first full bench for a few weeks.
“After what happened against Spennymoor we clearly have to come up with a solution. We’re always going to play out from the back but we’ve got to find more patterns and come up with new ideas.”
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC have another full squad for their game with Bamber Bridge at Bower Fold. Neil Kengni may be in the starting line-up after coming on as a substitute against South Shields.