Weekend Non-league Football Previews
NIALL CUMMINS and Matt Regan are the doubts for CURZON ASHTON who badly need some points to drag them away from the relegation places in Vanarama North.
The Nash, who have lost their last two league games, sit in 19th place, level on 37 points with Telford United but with a better goal difference. Tomorrow (Saturday) they face fellow strugglers Tamworth at Tameside Stadium.
Cummins is rated as 50/50 while Regan has an on-going groin strain. Paul Marshall should be available in two weeks.
Curzon have made no deadline signings.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC manager Steve Burr’s luck continues with his paper-thin squad. Everyone is fit for the clash with title-chasing Warrington Town at Bower Fold.
However, Burr will have to manage without the services of Theo Bailey-Jones and Oliver Crowley, who were left the club on deadline day to join Altrincham and Brighouse Town respectively.
This will be Celtic’s first home game for five weeks as they look to build on a run of three consecutive away wins.
ASHTON UNITED, who stuttered again last night (Thursday) losing 1-0 at Buxton face fellow Evo-stik NPL premier division play-off hopefuls Witton Albion at Hurst Cross.
Matty Chadwick, Curtis Jones and Josh Ollerenshaw all miss out but Dom Smalley and Nic Evangelinos are back in.
In the first division north, HYDE UNITED are at Tadcaster Albion as they look to keep up the promotion pace. Matt Beadle remains suspended. Chris Sutherland and Tom Pratt are injured. James Burke should be available for selection after a hamstring injury.
Family commitments mean Jack Tuohy will be unable to play in MOSSLEY’s home clash with Ossett Albion.
Dylan Smith returns from suspension for DROYLSDEN who visit Prescot Cables. Danny Ventre, Alex Frost and Sefton Gonzalez are all out. Ben Barber is doubtful.
Still looking for their first win under caretaker manager Mark Canning, GLOSSOP NORTH END go to Bamber Bridge, midweek victors over title-favourites South Shields. Ben Richardson missed the match because of a one-game ban.
Canning said: “Apart from that we have a full squad. I’d also like to wish Ben Deegan well on his move to Hyde United.
Player movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, March 18, to the transfer deadline at 5pm on Thursday, March 22.
Rico Abreu De Almeida Gomes (striker) from Macclesfield Town to Droylsden
Edward Moran (midfield) from Ramsbottom United to Droylsden
Malachi Clarke (central defender)
Adam Cooper (right-back) from Accrington Stanley to Glossop North End (work experience)
Daniel Pilkington (wide) from Ashton United to Glossop North End
Ben Deegan (striker) from Glossop North End to Hyde United
Adam Etches (midfielder) from Stockport County to Hyde United (loan)
Dominic McHale (midfielder) from Salford City to Hyde United (loan)
Elliot Rokka (winger) from Tranmere Rovers to Hyde United (loan)
Michael Jones (midfield) from FC United to Mossley (loan)
Tyrell Palmer (midfield) from FC United to Mossley (loan)
Max Povey (keeper) from Ashton United to Mossley
Paul Phillips (keeper) from Glossop North End to Buxton
Theo Bailey-Jones (winger) from Stalybridge Celtic to Altrincham
James Coates (keeper) from Stalybridge Celtic to Ossett Albion
Oliver Crowley (right-back) from Stalybridge Celtic to Brighouse Town