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Vanarama National League North Roundup

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 24 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town recorded their sixth win in a row on Saturday as the Shaymen put on an impressive display to beat Boston United 4-1 at The Jakemans Stadium.

Two goals from Tom Denton and Alex Simmons provided Town with their eighth league win of the season, moving the Shaymen up to fourth in the National League North table.

However, we can now turn our attention to a rare Tuesday night fixture as FC United of Manchester visit the MBi Shay Stadium. There has been some interesting news from our league since the last time out, starting at Saturday’s opponents Boston.

Following the Pilgrims’ heavy defeat to Billy Heath’s Halifax, manager Dennis Greene has said he is considering quitting the Lincolnshire outfit.

In an interview with the Boston Standard, Greene was understandably downhearted following his side’s seventh defeat of the season. He said:

“I’m seriously thinking about calling it a day. I’ll have a word with the chairman tomorrow but I think that it might be time for me to move on and let somebody else have a go”

Looking at signings now and Bradford Park Avenue have re-signed goalkeeper Jon Worsnop on what will be his third spell Bradford colours.

The former Chester vice-captain last played for the club in 2009 appearing in all 50 matches that season. Before that he played for Avenue between 2005 and 2006 and will now be looking to go straight into Bradford’s starting eleven at Altrincham on Tuesday night.

Staying with Park Avenue and the West Yorkshire club have partnered up with children’s charity Action for Children in order to “deliver a range of innovative activities in Bradford”.

The charity, established over 147 years ago, aims to support some of the most disadvantaged families and children in the UK by providing employability services and parenting skills.

Park Avenue are one of many clubs that Action for Children have worked with in the past, including Stockport County, Guiseley, Barrow and Gateshead.

Finally, Curzon Ashton have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of former Liverpool forward Adam Morgan.

The 22 year old most recently signed for NPL Division One North side Colwyn Bay in March this year, but his contract was terminated the following month after failing to attend a game. Despite this, Morgan has had a very strong footballing background.

He featured in three Europa League games during the 2012/13 season for the Reds under then manager Brendan Rogers. His appearances came against Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and two against Hearts which included him having a goal ruled out for offside.

The forward now joins a Curzon side that sit just outside the relegation zone, although a six point-gap separates them and Altrincham in 20th.


Remember, if you cannot make it to the MBi Shay on Tuesday night then there will be live updates of the clash against FC United available on the website along with post-match reaction available after the game on Shaymen Player HD.

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