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Posted by Ben Guzdek
Posted on Wed 20 Dec 2017
Posted in First Team

After the FA Trophy fixture against Macclesfield was cancelled last night. Halifax will host Chester on Saturday before Christmas. Let’s see how events are unwrapping elsewhere in the Vanarama National League.

Sutton United’s Jamie Butler was presented with the SUFCtv Player of the Month award for November prior to yesterday’s home game against Truro.

Jamie, who produced a crucial penalty save in the 2-0 win at Guiseley and made a series of fine saves in games during the month, polled 22% of the vote, with Craig Dundas second and Tom Bolarinwa third.

Aldershot Town invite applications for the vacancy of Academy Manager to lead and oversee all aspects of the Aldershot Town Football Club Education Academy.

Applications are sought from experienced managers with extensive knowledge of player and student recruitment. A UEFA A coaching license is desirable but not essential for the role which will include communication with students and their parents, liaison with our education partners VLUK, recruitment and management of coaches, and financial management.

Tranmere Rovers have extended the loan of midfielder Ollie Banks from Oldham Athletic for another month.

The 25-year-old made his debut away against Gateshead last month and has made four appearances in the heart of the Rovers midfield.

He was also involved in Saturday’s abandoned Buildbase FA Trophy tie against Solihull Moors and will be available for this evening’s rearranged game.

Manager Micky Mellon said: “I’d like to thank Richie Wellens and Oldham Athletic for agreeing to allow Ollie stay with us for another month.”

Ebbsfleet United defender Yado Mambo is to retire from football due to a knee injury. The 26-year-old centre back was told the bad news by a specialist after picking up an injury at the Wrexham game which, added to his earlier knee problems, has sadly spelled the end of his playing career.

Further stress from playing would aggravate the arthritis in his knee and lead to problems in later life so the advice from medical professionals was to take early retirement.

Tickets are selling extremely well for Hartlepool’s upcoming fundraising event with Club President Jeff Stelling.

They’re planning a special night with the Sky Sports presenter to raise funds for the Club’s Youth Development Programme early in the New Year.

The event will be held at Borough Hall on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

AFC Fylde have announced the appointment of Graham Barrow as Head of Football Development.

Barrow is vastly experienced in the football industry, having managed and coached from Premier League down to National League level.

Also, Barrow will oversee recruitment and scouting for the club whilst advising on training and player development.

He will join the club after 10 years as first team coach with Wigan Athletic where he worked in the top flight under current Belgium national team manager Martinez.

Josh McQuoid, Callum Evans, and Rhys Murphy have returned to their parent clubs after their loan spells with the Torquay United have expired.

Midfielder Callum Evans and forward Rhys Murphy joined on loan from League Two side Forest Green Rovers. Evans made 11 appearances after joining in mid-September. Murphy joined shortly after, scoring against Maidenhead in United’s 4-0 victory at Plainmoor at the beginning of October.

Forward Josh McQuoid joined from Luton Town in late September scoring twice in victories over Maidenhead and Leyton Orient.

That’s all for this week. We’ll see you at the Shay on Saturday. Enjoy the game and Merry Christmas.

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