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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 27 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

Alfreton Town have announced that manager Nicky Law, who has been in charge at North Street for almost ten years, is to leave the club. Law will take on a new role as Head of National Recruitment for U17-23s at Premier League club Burnley. His last game in charge will be Alfreton’s game at Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday, February 4.

Gloucester City have announced a new ground share deal which will see them play their home games outside of the county of Gloucester for the first time. They will play at Evesham United FC’s Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium in neighbouring Worcestershire. It will be their fourth ground sharing agreement since the 2007 flooding of Meadow Park, their home since 1986. The Tigers have since shared with Forest Green Rovers and Cirencester Town, and currently play their home games at Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road. The deal with Evesham will kick in at the start of the 2017/18 season, and is for one year with the option of a second year.

Curzon Ashton have re-signed former striker Matty Warburton after he mutually terminated his contract with Salford City. Warburton had originally left Curzon for Salford in the summer. He scored for ‘The Nash’ in their 3-2 victory over AFC Fylde on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Curzon Ashton have also announced the departures of two players on permanent deals. Andy Watson has joined FC United of Manchester and Simon Woodford has signed for Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club Glossop North End.

Elsewhere, Tamworth have re-signed former loanee Reece Styche. The striker has left Gateshead by mutual consent, and joins the Lambs on a deal until the end of the season.

In mid-week, Salford bounced back quickly from their 4-2 defeat at the MBi Shay Stadium to dispose of Nuneaton Town 4-0. The win at Salford’s Moor Lane ground puts them back up above the Shaymen into the play-off places, while Halifax drops to sixth. The Shaymen do however have a game in hand on each of Chorley, Salford and Darlington who occupy the three places above them.

In the other two games on Tuesday, Fylde responded from their weekend defeat to beat Alfreton 2-0, and Altrincham picked up a point at play-off chasing Brackley Town, drawing 1-1.

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