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Alfreton Town: Club Connections

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 29 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will make the short trip south to Derbyshire on Tuesday evening to face Alfreton Town at North Street. Saturday’s hard earned point against Stockport County has left the Shaymen just a point outside of the play-off places and 19 points ahead of 19th placed Alfreton. Down the years, there have been plenty of former Shaymen who have also wore the red of Alfreton including keeper Lee Butler and Adam Quinn.

Former Shaymen Scott Boden is one of many players who have featured for both sides in the past. The now Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker found the net on ten occasions during his season at the MBi Shay Stadium before moving to League Two outfit Newport County in the summer of 2015. His time at Alfreton came as a six month loan spell from his parent club Chesterfield in 2013 but only managed to find the net on three occasion.

One member of Halifax Town’s 100 appearances club: Lee Butler, has also featured between the posts for both sides. Butler notched up over 130 appearances for the Halifax Town AFC and was part of the squad when the club was dissolved in 2008. Butler started his career at Lincoln City and played for clubs such as Aston Villa, Barnsley, and Doncaster Rovers before enjoying three separate sells with the Shaymen.

Butler initially joined Halifax in 2003 and after making 88 appearances for the Reds made the move back to MBi Shay Stadium where he finished his career before becoming a goalkeeping coach for Braford City.

Another player to have earned 100 appearances for Halifax Town is defender Adam Quinn. After joining in 2002, Quinn played for the Shaymen 194 times, finding the net eight times, until the club was dissolved in 2008. The central-defender joined Alfreton Town in 2011, initially as a loan signing from Darlington before signing on a permanent basis the following season.

List of club connections (not exhaustive)

Jason Blunt, Scott Boden, Lee Butler, Craig Clay, Kevin Donovan, Peter Duffield, Stuart Ford, Anton Foster, Neil Grayston, Mark Jules, Adam Legzdins, Adam Quinn, Neil Ross, Chris Senior, Phil Senior, Simon Thompson, Chris Wilder, Greg Young.

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