Bits and Pieces

Thu 6th December 2018 | Bits & Pieces
By Ian Templeman

Cleator Moor Celtic - the draw for the Quarter Finals of this season’s Cumberland Cup has landed Celtic with the opportunity to stage a big game.

If they beat Unisun Athletic in their second round tie rearranged for Tuesday 11th December 2018, they will host Carlisle United in the quarter final at JBV Park.

Should they be successful against Unisun Athletic, the tie against Carlisle United would be played during week ending Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Litherland REMYCA - Phil Stafford has rejoined the coaching staff at the club. Stafford, who led the side to a third place finish in 2016/17, will work with current boss James Olsen and his backroom team.

Speaking on his return, Stafford said, "When Jay [Olsen] rang me and offered me the chance to come back it was a no brainer.

"I’d had a few offers but it’s the right move and right time for me. I left the club for the wrong reasons after the play off final and it’s something I’ve regretted.

"I feel like Jay has given me the chance to right a few wrongs. I feel like I’m back home and I can’t wait to help the REMY to continue to move forward."

James Olsen said: "Phil is very committed and has a love for the club, he has years of experience in this league and that experience and knowledge shared will be a bonus for to me and the club".

1874 Northwich - joint managers Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison will host a "Meet the Manager" evening, to give them an opportunity to catch up with supporters about the season so far.

Members of the Board will also be present, and they will attempt to answer supporters’ questions on general club matters.

The Supporters evening will take place on Thursday 6th December, at Moss Farm Social Club starting at 7pm.

Wythenshawe Town - the club have announced that Bruno Da Silva has been appointed as first-team goalkeeper coach.

Da Silva is no stranger to Ericstan Park having made 7 appearances for Town in the early stages of the season but was forced to stop playing after suffering a serious head injury against Avro in the Manchester Premier Cup.

Manager James Kinsey said “We have been looking for a goalkeeper coach for some time now. They aren’t easy to find.

"I’ve been speaking to Bruno for a few weeks now about getting him on the coaching team because he was a big personality in the changing room before he picked up his injury. Bruno was given the all clear this week by the doctor to take the role which is a significant milestone in his recovery.

"He is somebody who has put sessions on for the keepers in preseason and we believe he will be a huge asset for us moving forward.”


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