A look at how our players are getting on away from the club
Ryan Sears and Callum Roberts were both involved in a seven goal thriller for Newtown on Saturday. The Robins twice came from behind and had to fend off a flurry of late chances to eventually beat Llandudno 4-3 on a soggy afternoon on the North Wales coast. Nick Rushton grabbed a brace whilst Kieran Mills-Evans and Neil Mitchell scored the other two. The result means that Newtown are now top of the bottom-half of the Welsh Premier League after the league split in two a couple of weeks ago.
Zak Jules helped Port Vale keep a clean-sheet as they drew 0-0 with Morecambe on Saturday. Jules was substituted on 51 minutes as part of a tactical change, but he had impressed whilst on the pitch as he played in the left-back position. Vale Goalkeeper Rob Lainton proved to be the hero, making a number of fine saves to keep out Morecambe. Vale dropped one place to 19th in Sky Bet League Two.
AJ Leitch-Smith played the full 90-minutes, but couldn’t get on the scoresheet as Dundee were thrashed 4-1 at home to Ross County. All five goals game in the second-half and with half-an-hour to go Dundee were level at 1-1, but an Alex Schalk brace and a late goal from Tim Chow gave the visitors the win. Dundee remain 9th in the league, two points clear of the drop.
Chris Gallagher came on for the final 10 minutes in Stalybridge Celtic’s 1-1 draw against Sutton Coldfield Town. Both goals had already been scored by the time Gallagher came on and he couldn’t help find a winner despite some late pressing from Celtic. Stalybridge now face Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night.
Finally, George Hughes’ Clitheroe side were well beaten away at Hyde United on Saturday. Hyde scored twice in each half as they cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory. Clitheroe Manager Simon Haworth was disappointed with the sloppy nature of the goals conceded by Clitheroe, who appeared to miss pacey striker Alex Newby who joined Chorley last week.