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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 24 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

Adam Morgan was the hero for Halifax on Tuesday night as his 8111st minute strike brought the Shaymen back into the playoffs with a 2-1 win over Gainsborough Trinity.

The former Curzon man found the back of the net in the late stages after Jordan Thewlis had put the visitors ahead, only to see his opener cancelled out due to a Chris Salt own goal.

Morgan may have taken the headlines on that night, however there have been plenty of other headlines forming around the league during the week, all with a similar theme.

Firstly, Tom Rose has extended his loan spell with Worcester City. The defender, on loan at the Blues from Rotherham United, will now stay with the club until the end of the season, after joining last month. Worcester have also brought in Rotherham striker Kuda Muskwe on loan until April 29th – Muskwe has had previous loan spells at Stocksbridge, Frickley Athletic and Harrogate Town.

Darlington 1883 are another club to announce a new signing – former Hartlepool and Gateshead shot-stopper Adam Bartlett. The keeper joins the Quakers to help in their promotion bid, playing for the club as well as working at Middlesbrough’s academy. The 31-year old who started his career at Newcastle United, made over 100 appearances for Blyth Spartans, Hereford United as well as the Heed.

Prolific Nuneaton man Jordan Nicholson has been recalled by his parent club Peterborough United. The Boro striker, has notched 13 goals in 19 under Tommy Wright, and with that form, and another year left on his contact at Posh, the League One side have decided to bring back the 23-year old.

 Another man to depart Nuneaton Town is Joe Ironside. With 18 goals to his name this season, the forward has opted to join Kidderminster Harriers, as they chase promotion. The 23-year old and former Shaymen joins Kidderminster on a long-term deal that will keep him at the club until 2019. Despite interest from National League clubs, Joe leaves Boro for a five-figure fee.

Alfreton Town are also another club bringing in new face. Callum McFadzean has joined the Reds from Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season. The midfielder/defender previously played for Sheffield United, as well as Chesterfield, Burton Albion and Stevenage. Callum has attained three caps for Scotland’s U21’s, and is the brother of former Crawley Town and current Brewers defender, Kyle.

And lastly, you guessed it, another signing. This time it comes from Tamworth as the Lambs have acquired Eli Bako from Redditch United. The Zimbabwe-born midfielder started his trade at Coventry City before being released in 2014 and joined Ilkeston FC. The 20-year old racked up 26 appearances for Redditch before joining Alfreton, scoring twice.



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