Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Nantwich target McCarthy

Source: This is Staffordshire

Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 08:40

NANTWICH Town are hoping to sign former Kidsgrove winger Jimmy McCarthy in time for tomorrow's UniBond Premier Division game at FC United of Manchester.

Manager Peter Hall has served Warrington Town with official notice of approach to McCarthy and will be speaking to the player today.

McCarthy impressed Hall when he played up front for UniBond Division One North side Warrington against Nantwich in the FA Cup last month and scored the only goal of the game.

Hall said: "Jimmy has pace, great feet and is brave. He was a constant threat against us.

"I am hoping Warrington will cancel his registration so that he can train with us tonight."
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Hall has already taken former Nantwich youth player Kelvin Mellor on loan from Crewe.

Darren Tinson (back strain) and Glynn Blackhurst (hamstring) may miss the United game, but striker Michael Lennon will be back.

LEEK Town defender Nick Ward will remain with Blues after being targeted by UniBond Division One rivals Kidsgrove.

Grove manager Peter Ward made an official approach to Ward, who also interested Newcastle Town earlier in the season after he had been dropped by Leek.

Ward has re-established himself in the Leek side and played his part in their 1-0 win at Kidsgrove last Saturday in the FA Trophy.

Leek's scheduled visit to Market Drayton in UniBond Division One South tonight has been postponed as the Shropshire side are involved in a Trophy replay, but KIDSGROVE are at home to Mickleover Sports.

Kidsgrove striker Dave Walker could continue his comeback from injury after playing for 50 minutes against Leek and they also have Tom Moss (groin) back in the frame.

Ward has added a new name to his squad in Dan Schwarz, twin brother of defender Tom, who has been playing for Mossley.

CONGLETON Town are likely to start with striker Andy Kinsey in their FA Vase replay against Cheadle Town at Booth Street.

Congleton will be at home to Shildon if they win, while in other second round ties on November 14, Biddulph Vics are at home to Gedling Town, Alsager Town travel to Whitley Bay, Stone Dominoes are away to Bootle and Newcastle Town visit either Loughborough University or Causeway.

NEWCASTLE Town defend their 100 per cent record in the Vodkat Premier Division away to Winsford tonight, with Karl Espley and Dan Skelton back in their squad, while ALSAGER TOWN are at home to Maine Road.


FA Vase, first round replay: Congleton Town v Cheadle Town.

UniBond Division One South: Kidsgrove v Mickleover Sports

Vodkat Premier Division: Alsager Town v Maine Road, Winsford v Newcastle Town.