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Port Vale: Club Connections

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 5 May 2014
Posted in First Team

Neil Aspin

Aspin is Halifax’s longest serving manager since the club reformed back in 2008, managing the club for six years before his departure in 2015.

He had a successful spell in charge of Town which yielded two promotions under his tenure.

Before he was a manager he had a long playing career, playing most of his football at Port Vale, making 348 league appearances for the club in 10 years.

Aspin ended his playing career at Halifax after just matches to take up the managers’ role.

Paul Harsley

During his 17-year football career Harsley played 500 league matches. 44 of these were for Halifax during the 2001/02 season, he also managed to get on the score sheet 11 times in the period.

The midfielder ended the season as Town’s top scorer, but could not prevent the team from being relegated in that season.

Harsley also had a short but successful spell at Port Vale, making 73 appearances for the club in just two years.

Geoff Horsfield

Horsfield had two extremely productive spells with Town in the 90’s, having an impressive goal to game ratio, scoring 46 league goals in just 83 matches.

His time at Halifax proved to be his most successful in terms of goal scoring, in total scoring 118 league goals in his 20-year career.

Horsfield joined Port Vale in the twilight of his career in 2009, failing to score in 9 games for the Vale.

Other notable players:

Steve Torpey, Sean McClare, Marc Richards, Sam Johnson, Jason Jarrett.

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