A look at how our players got on away from the
Weather one again caused disruptions this weekend meaning that George Hughes and Chris Gallagher both had their games called off. Clitheroe had been due to travel to Bamber Bridge, whilst Stalybridge Celtic were all set for a trip to Mickleover Sports, but both games were postponed for waterlogged pitches.
AJ Leitch-Smith’s Dundee side were knocked out of the Scottish Cup thanks to a 2-0 defeat to Motherwell. Craig Tanner and Curtis Main grabbed the goals for Motherwell, who have now progressed to the quarter-final. AJ played the full 90-minutes and had a good chance late on, but Dundee will now concentrate on maintaining their Scottish Premiership status.
A first-half horror show cost Newtown as they were beaten 3-2 by Carmarthen on Saturday. Both Ryan Sears and Callum Roberts were part of the defence which conceded three sloppy goals in the opening 45 minutes. Newtown did hit back in the second-half with goals from Nick Rushton and Kieran Mills-Evans, but it was too little too late for Newtown, who tasted defeat for only the second time in their last seven outings.
Finally, Zak Jules will be thankful that he wasn’t involved in this weekend’s Port Vale game as they were hammered 5-1 by Cheltenham Town. Jules wasn’t part of the 18, although it isn’t clear whether injury was the reason behind this. Nonetheless, Vale couldn’t cope with Mo Eisa, the brother of our very own Abo Eisa, as he scored a hat-trick in the drubbing.