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Vanarama National League North News Roundup

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 12 Dec 2016
Posted in First Team

Fc Halifax Town may have the opportunity to grab the headlines when they face Eastleigh on Tuesday night, with the mouth-watering prospect of an FA Cup third round clash against Brentford on the horizon.

However The Shaymen are not the only side in the Vanarama National League North to be making some news this week, and here are some of the top stories coming out of the league this week.

John Flanagan took the league’s manager of the month award thanks to his Curzon Ashton side taking part in some historic results.

Flanagan lead his men to the FA Cup Second Round for the first time in the club’s history and despite being on the wrong end of an incredible 4-3 loss, all those affiliated with the club can be proud of making it that far in the competition.

Curzon’s other impressive feat unfortunately came against Halifax themselves as The Shaymen faithful will so woefully recall. A shock 4-2 win for Curzon meant that they had toppled one of the bigger sides in the league and certainly surprised many fans with their impressive attacking display.

The next piece of news also involves a manager. This one is not recognising a manager’s achievements, but welcoming a new one to the league. Boston United has appointed Adam Murray as their new manager.

The former Mansfield Town boss joins the Pilgrims who are sitting in 15th and will aim to fire them up the table.

An impressive transfer dealing comes next as struggling Altrincham have brought in vastly experienced central midfielder Gary Jones on an initial one month loan deal from Southport.

Question marks will be raised concerning his age but there is no doubt that the former Bradford City captain will bring an aura of authority to the Alty midfield.

The 39-year old brings a wealth of experience with him, including captaining the Bradford City side that famously made it to the Capital One Cup Final in 2013.

It is clear that the side will need something new added to their team since they are propping up the league at the moment and have just parted ways with former Halifax Town manager Jim Harvey.



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