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Vanarama National League North News Roundup

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 4 Nov 2016
Posted in First Team

The Vanarama National League North is beginning to take a competitive shape as we enter November. The winter months are always a crucial period in the season, and for some clubs, their important league fixtures coMBine with exciting FA Cup ties as the tournament begins its proper rounds.

Going into this weekend’s upcoming games, there is some news around the division…

Darlington have announced that striker Amar Purewal has signed for Shildon after scoring 59 goals in 108 appearances since 2012. Last season the forward played for Panjab in the Conifa World Cup, scoring seven times en route to the final.

Goalkeeper Chris Elliott has returned to Harrogate Town for a third spell after three years’ worth of football in Sweden. The former Middlesbrough and Bradford City stopper has returned to Yorkshire after some time with Bodens BK.

Stalybridge have snapped up the signature of defender Josh Heaton from Droylsden. The tall centre-half was on the books of Preston North End until this summer, and arrives as an exciting young talent in the squad. Heaton has also spent time on loan at Tamworth and carries experience at this level.

It is exciting news for fans of Stockport County as manager Jim Gannon has been handed a substantial helping of extra funds by the board. Chairman Richard Park has cited the club’s financial stability and encouraging progression in the FA Cup as reason to grant the manager additional capital.


Finally, Altrincham have terminated the contract of midfielder Charlie Joyce by mutual consent. Midfielder Joyce signed for Alty in the summer from Southport, after previously plying his trade for Morecambe. Having made six appearances, the midfielder has now agreed with his former employers to leave with immediate effect.

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