Non-League News & Archive

Lloyd Says He Could Not Turn Down Move To Peterborough United

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Former Stockport County winger Danny Lloyd says he could not pass up on the chance to play in League One after leaving the Vanarama National League North side for Peterborough United. The 25 year old joins on a three year deal after his contract expired at Edgeley Park. Speaking to the club’s official website Lloyd explained about the interest he had received. “I was aware that a number of scouts were coming to watch me. Peterborough had been regular visitors to the ground. “They got in touch with my agent last week and it all moved pretty quickly after that. I went for a chat with them and agreed a deal. I didn’t expect anything to happen as quickly as this, but that’s football for you.” Despite County narrowly missing out on a play-off place, it was an impressive season for Lloyd who scored 29 goals and assisted 19 during the campaign. He said he enjoyed his time with the club. “I’m leaving with a heavy heart because I love County and always will. The gaffer had faith in me, and the best thing he did was to keep playing me. With each opportunity I grew in confidence, something I had lost at my previous club. “Everyone has been brilliant, and I can’t thank them enough everyone has been superb. I could go on all day about the players, they’ve been the best group of people that I’ve ever come across. The club can be very proud of them all.” In a previous interview Lloyd said the fans had been helping him perform so well and he once again issued a thank you message to them. “I want to thank the supporters, who took me to their hearts so quickly. I’ve had a great relationship with the fans and I got goose bumps when they sang my name. I really felt wanted at Stockport County.” PHOTO BY MIKE PETCH PHOTOGRAPHY  The post Lloyd Says He Could Not Turn Down Move To Peterborough United appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Wrexham Release Nine Players

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wrexham have announced their retained list after what has been a disappointing season for the Vanarama National League club. Goalkeeper Chris Dunn and experienced midfielder Russell Penn have been retained with new contracts offered Mark Carrington, has signed new contract, while Paul Rutherford has accepted the offer of a new contract. Nine players, however, have not been retained. They are Iffy Allen, Khaellem Bailey-Nicholls, Anthony Barry, skipper Robbie Evans (above), Shwan Jalal, Izale McLeod, Callum Powell, Martin Riley and Jordan White. Iffy Allen Curtis Tilt, Hamza Bencherif and John Rooney are still out on loan for the moment, but have indicated that they will not be back at the club for next season. In addition, the club would like to speak further with James Jennings over extending his stay at the Racecourse Ground, but recognise that he is currently under contract with his parent club, Cheltenham Town. With the youth team having one more league match to play, at home to Bury next Saturday morning, details concerning the scholars will be held over until the start of next week. However, the club have confirmed that Olly Marx has joined Leo Smith in being offered a professional deal for 2017/18 after playing in seven of the last eight games this season. The post Wrexham Release Nine Players appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Championship Clubs Looking To Sign Chester’s Captain

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

At least three Championship clubs are looking to sign Chester defender Sam Hughes. The 20-year-old centre-back has impressed despite the Blues struggling towards the end of the season in the Vanarama National League. Wolves, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have all registered their interest in the player. Hughes is out of contract in the summer. Though Chester can still command compensation as they have offered him a new deal. It remains to be seen if Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley who have taken a number of non-league players in the last season will look at him again after having a bid of £75,000 rejected back in January. It is believed if a tribunal does happen then Jon McCarthy’s side will be trying to gain closer to £150,000. Wolves, Swansea City, Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace were all linked with a move in January, although it remains to be seen if any of those clubs will come back for the youngster. Hughes became Chester’s youngest ever captain this season when he took the armband for game against Tranmere Rovers. The post Championship Clubs Looking To Sign Chester’s Captain appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Poole Boss Tom Knows Squad Size Matters

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Poole Town manager Tom Killick knows the depth of his squad will have to run deeper next season. Although Poole finished 5th in the National League South – “a big achievement” according to their manager – the club cannot take their place in Wednesday’s playoffs. The Dolphins will have to stand back and watch as Hampton, who ended the season two places below them, welcome Ebbsfleet United tomorrow knowing it should instead be them. Killick is aware there is little point raking up the club’s ground grading issues. Instead he lavished praise on his players despite Dartford’s inspired late showing bringing about a 3-2 defeat. “It wasn’t the way we wanted to finished the season,” said the manager, who last year took the club to title winning glory in the Southern Premier Division. “What people have to understand is that it’s hard and that’s where the players deserve real credit for finishing 5th and defying the odds. “We have inadequate strength in the depth,” Killick told the Bournemouth Echo after the Darts defeat. “The numbers really affect you. At this stage of the season you really need people. “There are dips in form, injuries and fatigue and we’re not in a position to change things around and make changes.” Killick says his squad, although small in number, have had big heart during their excellent campaign. He added: “If you reflect on the season then the players can be incredibly proud of what they have done.” The post Poole Boss Tom Knows Squad Size Matters appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Wright Proud Of Youngsters` Performances

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nuneaton Town ended the Vanarama National League North season with an entertaining 3-3 draw at Alfreton Town in a game which saw academy youngsters Michael Tweed, Ryan Richmond and Elliott Taylor all make their mark. “I was extremely proud of the way in which all three of them acquitted themselves,” said manager, Tommy Wright. “Each of them gave a good account of themselves and can be pleased with their performances. “They have all progressed well and deserved the opportunity. Sometimes you have to be prepared to give young lads their chance and see what they are all about on this kind of stage. “I felt that there were plenty of positives to come from each of them; they tired a little towards the end, but that is to be expected. “What they did do, though, is prove that they are comfortable at this level and that stands us in good stead as we look towards next season.” Wright is now in discussions with players as he looks to build his squad for 2017/18. The post Wright Proud Of Youngsters` Performances appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Shaw Promoted By Chester

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

As part of a significant review of operations at Chester FC, the Vanarama National League club have announced the appointment of Tom Shaw as player/assistant-manager for the 2017/18 season. Shaw, who has also extended his playing contract at the club, will assist Jon McCarthy as part of a re-shaped backroom team. Shaw has considerable coaching experience already and is highly regarded in coaching circles. He also brings a knowledge of Chester FC where – of course – he was recently voted football writers player of the season. Chris Iwelumo, who has made an invaluable contribution to the development of players like James Alabi, is considering an offer made to him for the role of strikers` coach, which would more effectively combine with his media commitments. In addition, the club hopes that Dave Felgate, who is a UEFA A licensed coach, will adopt additional responsibilities for the coming season. In a detailed review of last season, the club will leave no stone unturned in looking at where it can progress and how it can become more competitive. The post Shaw Promoted By Chester appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Heath Announces Decision To Leave Worthing

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Defender Corey Heath has informed Worthing he will not be renewing his contract this summer and intends to leave the Ryman League Premier Division club. Heath informed manager Gary Elphick before taking to Twitter to explain his decision: “I’d just like to thank everyone at Worthing FC for the past three years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club, met some great people along the way and I’ll leaving with many memories. I just feel now is the right time to move on.” He also thanked the club’s supporters: “Also, special thanks to the away boys and all the fans, they’ve been superb since day one. Best of luck for the future.” The defender joined the Rebels from Chichester City and made his debut at home to Leatherhead in January 2014. He enjoyed a marvellous campaign in 2015/16, helping the club to promotion from Ryman Division One South, in the process picking up both players’ and managers` player of the season awards as reward for his commanding displays. He also scored in winning penalty shoot-outs over Whitehawk (Sussex Senior Cup semi-final) and more dramatically, the winning kick in an Emirates FA Cup replay with St Neots Town, but only scored a single goal in his three years at Woodside Road. He leaves the club with over 150 appearances to his name. (Worthing FC) The post Heath Announces Decision To Leave Worthing appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Baldock To Groundshare At Arlesey Next Season

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spartan South Midlands League Division One club Baldock Town will play at Arlesey Town’s New Lamb Meadow stadium next season after agreeing an initial two-year groundshare with the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central club. Baldock`s 4-0 victory over local rivals Codicote on April 15th in their final league match of the 2016/17 season brought to an end a two-year stint at Stotfold’s Roker Park ground. They finished third on 92 points in SSML Division One this year, just one point behind Harpenden Town in the second promotion place following Harps’ 1-1 draw with Brimsdown on Saturday. Baldock were denied promotion to the Spartan League in 2012 as their home ground, the Arena on Norton Road, was not suitable for SSML football. They went up the following year after they had agreed a groundshare at Hitchin Town’s Top Field. They then moved on to share SSML Premier Division side Stotfold’s ground in 2015 until the end of the current campaign. Arlesey Town’s committee released a statement saying: “We hope this association will be beneficial to both clubs in the long-term and we ask the supporters of Arlesey to support this new venture and take our new house guests into our club and support them in the years to come whilst the first team are away”. The post Baldock To Groundshare At Arlesey Next Season appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Bravo Bognor! But Proud Manager Howell Says ‘We Always Do It The Hard Way!’

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bognor Regis Town’s emotional manager Jamie Howell paid tribute to his players’ courage as they got over the loss of the Ryman Premier title to seal promotion. The Rocks are rocking! Bognor beat Dulwich Hamlet 2-1 in Bank Holiday Monday’s playoff final to secure their place in the Vanarama National League South next season. In front of Nyewood Lane’s biggest crowd for over 30 years, Howell’s team held their nerve to secure promotion. After nearly a decade outside of the Conference divisions, Regis return and their manager was a very proud man. Maybe he thought they couldn’t do it after losing out of automatic promotion, and the league championship, when they could only draw at home to Met Police. That allowed Havant the chance to take it off them despite only drawing with Kingstonian on the last day. Howell praised his players after winning both playoff games and can’t wait to kick off again come August. “It’s a fantastic victory – but we always seem to do things the hard way!” he joked. “We have shown tremendous character in these playoffs and I couldn’t have wished for a more genuine bunch on lads. “The last couple of weeks have been very difficult so I’m really pleased for all of them. “It means so much to everyone, especially the fans – we’ve come close a few times but we’ve done it now,” Howell told Back of The Net moment after the full time whistle. “The hard work starts straight away going in the National League South but we’ll enjoy the moment that’s for sure.” To watch highlights of the game, make sure you give Back Of The Net a follow @OfficialBOTN  The post Bravo Bognor! But Proud Manager Howell Says ‘We Always Do It The Hard Way!’ appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Chelmsford City ‘May Lose Home Advantage In Playoff Final’

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Chelmsford City could lose home advantage in the final of the Vanarama National League South playoffs, it has been reported. If the Essex club beat Dartford over two legs then they were due to be at home if Hampton and Richmond beat runners up Ebbsfleet United. But there is a problem with scheduling and they may have to be away if both they and the Beavers progress. That’s because it has been revealed Chelmsford’s Melbourne Stadium is doubled booked on the day of the final. An athletics meeting means there is a clash and the league are said to have already told City that they will be away from home if they are at home to Hampton. The National League say they cannot comment on the speculation but did say the club were aware of the situation. Manager Rod Stringer has put the club in a strong position this season and the two legs with Dartford are expected to be very entertaining games. He has told his players to ignore what is going on and focus on the job in hand as they look to seal promotion. The post Chelmsford City ‘May Lose Home Advantage In Playoff Final’ appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

From The Playoffs To Relegation, Braintree’s Tortuous 12 Months Ends In The Dreaded Drop

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hakan Hayrettin says relegation from the National League has already sunk in. The Braintree manager says the club’s stay in the top flight of the Non-League game come to an end at the weekend because of the whole season, not just a poor final month. A 2-0 defeat to Aldershot Town ended what was an awful year for the club and Hayrettin couldn’t save the team from going down after taking over from Jamie Day in late September. It is a far cry from last season when Danny Cowley’s Braintree side were preparing themselves for a playoff double header with Grimsby Town. Now the Essex club are preparing for their return to the Vanarama National League South after winning the league, then called the Blue Square South, in 2010/11. “We came up a bit short,” accepted the manager Hayrettin. “I’m really sad about the whole situation. I can’t fault the players, it sunk it pretty quickly but we are a part time club in a full time league. It was always going to be difficult.” He added: “I’ve given it my best go but it’s not been quite enough. I’m really disappointed I couldn’t keep the team in the league.” The post From The Playoffs To Relegation, Braintree’s Tortuous 12 Months Ends In The Dreaded Drop appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Murray Begins Pilgrims Clearout

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Adam Murray, manager of Vanarama National League North club Boston United, has started shaping his squad for next season by informing four players that they will not be offered new contracts. Goalkeeper Michael Emery, wingers Marcus Marshall and Jason St Juste and striker Waide Fairhurst are all free to find new clubs. Emery has made only four first-team appearances since joining his home-town club last summer following spells with Heanor Town, Skegness Town and Gainsborough Trinity. The experienced former Blackburn, Rotherham, Bury and Grimsby Town man Marshall has made thirty-one appearances but only managed one goal. St Kitts & Nevis international St Juste leaves the Jakemans Stadium after appearing twenty-four times this season, also scoring just the once, having arrived in June 2016 following spells with AFC Fylde and North Ferriby United. Fairhurst arrived as the Pilgrims star summer signing after spells with Torquay United and FC Halifax Town. But he managed just eighteen games for Boston, scoring once, and had a spell out on loan with Frickley Athletic in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division. The post Murray Begins Pilgrims Clearout appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Brakes Bring In Former Favourite For Play-Off Semi-Final

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

With niggling injuries affecting the squad, Paul Holleran, manager of Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Leamington, has added Richard Batchelor to his play off squad ahead of Wednesday evening’s semi-final against Slough Town at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium. The experienced 28-year-old former Brackley Town and Hednesford Town midfielder will need no introduction to Brakes fans, as he became a highly popular member of the squad after becoming one of Holleran’s first signings back in 2009. “Richard was one of a number of players we signed on as cover towards the end of the season,” said the Leamington boss. “He will link up with the squad for training tonight. I’d like to pass on my thanks to Stafford Rangers` boss Neil Kitching for his assistance with this”. The post Brakes Bring In Former Favourite For Play-Off Semi-Final appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Wells Agrees To Stay A Terra

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Weymouth have announced that Ashley Wells has agreed terms for next season. Wells is a local boy and can play anywhere across the back line. A skilful defender with plenty of pace and enthusiasm, he joined from Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division neighbours Portland United in February 2012. Wells joins skipper Stephane Zubar on the list of retained players under new boss Mark Molesley. The post Wells Agrees To Stay A Terra appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Colls Clinch Hallmark Security League Premier Division Title

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Atherton Collieries clinched the Hallmark Security League Premier Division title with a 1-0 win over Abbey Hey at the Kensite Stadium on Monday night. Founder members of the league in 1982, Colls have experienced some tough times over the years, and only won promotion back to the Premier Division two years ago after a six-year spell in Division One, but now they can look forward to competing in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North next season. Before the game began, Colls knew that they needed two points from their last two games to top the table, and in the end they picked up the trophy with one game to spare. In front of an expectant crowd of 545, Colls had to work for their victory against a stubborn and determined Abbey Hey side, who proved to be tough opponents, but in the end a delightful flighted Mark Truffas free-kick on 28 minutes, which curled over the Abbey Hey defensive wall and into the near side corner of the net, proved to be decisive. Clear-cut chances were generally few and far between over the course of the 90 minutes, but as the game wore on, it always looked like Colls, with the best defensive record in the division, would hold out for victory and so it proved. After the final whistle, Colls captain Brad Cooke was presented with the Premier Division trophy by league chairman Paul Lawler, and players, management and club officials began the celebrations. Colls manager Michael Clegg said: “It’s what we’ve been working for since June 15th last year. In pre-season, we set out to have the best defence in the league, we really worked on that, and that is what has seen us through. Massive credit goes to everyone involved and it’s a mega special moment. “It’s unbelievable to do this with all your mates and with so many people who have put so much work in. “A lot of people have compared us to Andy Johnson and Bernard Morley`s Ramsbottom United, who won the league title in 2012. They did similar to what we did in terms of team spirit and people who want to play for you, and that’s the great thing about this team. I’ve got a group of lads who I believe in, and they believe in me, and our fans are like our family. “We are all in this together, and we all want to play for one another. “When people around the league talk about our team, some lads don’t really get mentioned, but we are solid as a group and we don’t have special individuals. They all buy into what we are about, and that’s why we are where we are.” Colls captain Brad Cooke added: “It’s been a long hard year, and to get to 100 points is brilliant. Fair play to Bootle, Joe Doran is a top manager, they’ve got some great lads and they have pushed us all the way. “We have had a few lows at various points in the season, and there have been questions asked about us, but if I was to pick one performance it would probably be Bootle at home (when Colls won 1-0). That really gave us confidence, it got our noses in front, and I think that was the day where we felt we were probably favourites to win it. “The belief in the changing room is unbelievable. We have a very close knit group, and when you get a bond like that, you are going to do well. “Last year we fell short, but I never thought we’d be going up into the Evo-Stik League just three years after Cleggy took over in the First Division.” Colls secretary Emil Anderson said: “I’m gobsmacked, I don’t know what to say. What a three years it’s been. “You have to respect Bootle and the other teams around us, but we have won seven on the spin and twenty-one of our last twenty-four games. That’s championship form, and we’ve won with a game to spare. “I just can’t believe it – the way the lads have played all season, a crowd of over 500 here to watch Atherton Collieries win the league, it’s unbelievable”. (Ian Templeman) The post Colls Clinch Hallmark Security League Premier Division Title appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Skipper Says Ossett Town Deserve Their Play-Off Spot

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Captain Alex Peterson believes Ossett Town deserve their place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North play-offs, especially after beating then league leaders Farsley Celtic on Easter Monday. However, with this season continuing its form of twist and turns it meant Town still needed a point from their last game of the season, at home against Trafford. Peterson said: “As ever we went into the game full of confidence, going for all three points, determined not to let the occasion or the importance of the game affect us. “We knew Trafford, a well organised stacking team, would throw everything at us. But with one of the best defences in the league we knew we could weather anything that came our way, all the while having full confidence that we would create chances and score a vital goal. “After Tyrone Gay’s goal and conceding a late header in stoppage time, the ref blew up and we had secured a place in the play-offs! “People and teams have tried to belittle the achievement and have said how we may have over done the celebrations, but we were just enjoying the moment and are proud at what we have achieved so far. “The commitment and team spirit showed in that game epitomised everything we have done this season and is the reason why have been able to achieve what we have so far in this season. And the lads will be carrying all that and more into the next and our biggest game of the season against Scarborough Athletic. “Scarborough have finished the season on a great run of form and we are fully aware of the task we are up against. But we have been the underdog all year and it’s something that motivates us greatly, nobody wanted/expected us to get in the play offs and we have proved many people wrong, we will be doing our very best to do the same on Tuesday as we have done all season against the ‘bigger’ clubs in this league. “What we have achieved so far would not have been possible without the support of the backslappers and all members of staff around the club, most noticeably in the last two games and it’s something the boys and I appreciate greatly. And in order for us to take this season past Tuesday night we will need as many Ossett Town Fans at the game as possible”. (Neil Spofforth) The post Skipper Says Ossett Town Deserve Their Play-Off Spot appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Miller Crowned National League Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dover Athletic’s Ricky Miller has been voted the Vanarama National League player of the year for the 2016/17 season. The striker has scored 36 times in league matches this campaign, currently five short of the all-time fifth tier record. Votes were cast in mid-April from each National League club, with Miller claiming the award by a landslide. The 28-year-old’s goals have helped steer Chris Kinnear’s side in with a chance of securing a play-off spot for a second successive season. The award will be presented before tonight’s crucial National League match where The Whites host Macclesfield Town at Crabble Athletic Ground. The post Miller Crowned National League Player of the Year appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Long-Serving Denson Leaves Bay

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Manager Phil Hadland has announced that long-serving defender Luke Denson has left Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Colwyn Bay after making 222 appearances for the Seagulls and scoring 14 goals. The former Tranmere Rovers apprentice first signed in 2009 and was part of the Bay squad that won back-to-back promotions to the Conference North under Neil Young and then Dave Challinor in 2010 and 2011, and he returned to the club in 2015 after spells with Chester and AFC Fylde, where he also helped win promotion. He made thirty-six appearances this season, scoring 4 goals, but had lost his regular place in the side over the last couple of months. Hadland commented: “Luke has been a great servant to Colwyn Bay FC and we appreciate everything he has done for the club. “Luke wants regular football which is quite understandable and we have parted on good terms. “Everyone wishes him the best of luck for the future and he is always welcome back at the club”. The post Long-Serving Denson Leaves Bay appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Diamonds Hoping To Sparkle In Cheshire As The Tulips Hope To Come Up Against The Steels

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tonight sees the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South playoffs semi-final take centre stage. Newcomers to the league AFC Rushden and Diamonds will be looking to upset the odds in Cheshire while Spalding United welcome Stocksbridge Park Steel to Lincolnshire. Witton Albion vs. AFC Rushden and Diamonds Date: Tuesday 25th April 2017 7:45 pm kickoff Venue: Wincham Park Form Witton Albion (Last Six League Games): WWWLWD AFC Rushden and Diamonds (Last Six League Games): WDWLWL Key Player Witton Albion: Bradley Bauress AFC Rushden and Diamonds: Nabil Shariff Witton Albion are hoping to follow Shaw Lane up from the Evo-Stik First Division South, having ran the Ducks close in the title chase they lost out thanks to having three points deducted from fielding an illegible player which handed the Barnsley side the title. It’s the Albion’s first season in the 1st Division South having being moved from the 1st Division North at the start of the season and in their ranks, they boost Bradley Brauess. The young and upcoming player scored 20 goals this season and snapped up the young player of the year for the division recently. While for AFC Rushden and Diamonds this their first season in the Northern Premier League, having been formed in 2011 the Diamonds were playing in the United Counties Football League before moving into the Southern Football League where they made the playoffs before losing to St.Ives before moving North. This season the Northamptonshire side have enjoyed a decent season mainly thanks to Nabil Shariff, the former Stamford AFC man has scored 19 goals for the club to lead them into the playoffs. In the league this season Witton Albion have the advantage having won both fixtures by two goals to nil. Spalding United vs. Stocksbridge Park Steel Date: Tuesday 25th April 2017 7:45 pm kickoff Venue: Sir Halley Steward Field. Form: Spalding United (Last six league games): WWLDWD Stocksbridge Park Steel (Last six league games): DWWWWW Key Players: Spalding United: Bradley Wells Stocksbridge Park Steel: Harrison Biggins The other semi-final sees Spalding United play host to Stocksbridge Park Steel. Spalding United finished 3rd in the league table some 23 points behind the Ducks but was comfortable in making the playoffs finishing nine points ahead of Basford who just missed out of the playoffs. The Tulips had suffered the loss of manager Dave Freckington who moved to join Gainsborough Trinity midway through the season but despite the departure of their boss and the appointment of Assistant Manager Chris Rawlinson to the hotseat the club have continued to enjoy the push for promotion and will compete in the playoffs. They play host to Stocksbridge Park Steel who finished 4th in the league table who have charged into the playoffs. The Steels looked out of the playoff picture a month ago but eight straight wins took the Yorkshire side into the playoffs that run included beating the likes of local rivals Sheffield FC, playoff rivals AFC Rushden and Diamonds and Lincoln United. Chris Hilton’s side will be looking to take inspiration from former player Jamie Vardy and his current side Leicester City following their Premier League success last season In the league games, this season Stocksbridge Park Steels claim home and away victories over the Tulips. They won 3-2 and 2-0 in the two games. http://nonleague.pitchero.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/npl_iden_1280_720.mp4 The post Diamonds Hoping To Sparkle In Cheshire As The Tulips Hope To Come Up Against The Steels appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

Tigers Defender Trials With Rams

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One of Vanarama National League North club Gloucester City’s top performers this season has been given a chance to impress at a Championship club. Right-back Keiran Thomas is spending this week at Derby County and will play for their under-23s at Luton Town this afternoon. Thomas, 20, is still under contract with the Tigers until the end of the 2017/18 season and manager Tim Harris says that the former Cinderford Town captain deserves his chance. “Keiran has been outstanding for us this season and he’s caught the eye of Derby County as well as a whole number of other Football League clubs. “He’s still under contract with us for next season so obviously if Derby take the option to sign him there will be a fee involved”. The post Tigers Defender Trials With Rams appeared first on Pitchero Non-League. read more

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