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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 27 Mar 2017
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We start in Greater Manchester with Altrincham. Alty, who are on the verge of relegation to theEvo-Stik Northern Premier League, have invited applicants to take charge of the side from the end of the campaign.

This was decided following a board meeting to consider current manager Matt Doughty and his assistant Robbie Lawton for the role. The pair replaced Jim Harvey on a contract until the end of the season on New Year’s Day. Alty’s board issued a statement of their requirements of what it would take to take Alty back to where they belong “We are looking for driven and aMBitious candidates with a proven track record of building and sustaining a team that delivers success. This is an exciting opportunity to restore the fortunes of one of non-League football’s best-known names, and the successful applicant will be given a more than competitive budget, commensurate with our objectives for next season.”

Staying in Manchester and FC United enjoyed their short trip to Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium, with Karl Marginson’s side picking up all three points after a late Matty Wolfenden strike. Curzon opened the scoring in the first half through Matt Warbuton, but FC United equalized with 20 minutes to go thanks to Nathan Lowe. Then with just two minutes to go Wolfenden smashed the ball past Hakan Burton to seal the victory.

Bradford Park Avenue have bolstered their squad with the signing of versatile midfield man Jamie Spencer on loan from Huddersfield Town until the end of the season. The 19-year-old joins his mother, who is already at the club, as she is the club’s community development manager.

Meanwhile Tom Davie has left the club on a permanent basis joining Gainsborough Trinity. Davie was originally only on loan at the Lincolnshire outfit until the penultimate game of the season but his permanent signing now gives him the opportunity to play on through until the final whistle of the season.

It proved to be a busy deadline for AFC Telford as the Bucks made four additions to their side as they look to avoid relegation. The first signing was Dan Westwood fromWest Midlands (Regional) LeaguesideWolverhampton Sporting, the club also re-signed Joe Fitzpatrick following his release from fellow National League North side Boston United. Callum Burton’s loan from Shrewsbury Town was also extended until the end of the campaign. And finally, Telford completed the signing of another forward in the shape of John Marsden from league rivals Stockport County.

Nathan Sheron has re-signed for Chorley after Matt Jansen moved to secure the services of the defender from Fleetwood Town. Sheron has previously been at the club earlier on in the season covering for injuries and had impressed in that spell.

Finally, it was two in and two out for fellow promotion rivals Kidderminster Harriers. Harriers announced two signings withEmmanuel Sonupè and Josh Webb arriving at Aggborough. The former is a wideman who joins from Northampton Town. Harriers wasted no time in snapping up Webb after the defender was released from SPL side Kilmarnock. Tom Palmer and Wayne Thomas left the side on loan deals until the season to Stourport Swifts and Stratford Town respectively.

FC Halifax Town travel to Kidderminster Harriers next on Saturday 1st April, with kick off scheduled for 3:00pm.
You can catch all the build-up and live match commentary on Shaymen Player HD from 2:45pm, as well as full match updates on the Shaymen Wall and our official Twitter feed @FCHTOnline.

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