Pitchero Non League Newsletter
Login:   Help
Breaking News:
Following in Father`s Footsteps - Paul Holleran, manager of Vanarama Conference North club Leamington, has made a significant addition to his defensive.... ... Groves Coup for Verwood - Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) League Premier Division club Verwood Town have pulled off a coup by snapping up..... ... Non League Day 2014 - You may remember that last year we celebrated Non-League Day with a little meet up at the Dripping Pan, home of fan-owned....... Welsh Striker Joins Tigers - Vanarama Conference North club Gloucester City have announced the signing of Welsh forward Chris Jones.... Chief Scout Leaves City - Mark Dorado was appointed chief scout for Vanarama Conference South club Chelmsford City a couple of months ago but.... ... Non Betting Day Arrives - The FA has embarked on an education and awareness drive as its newly strengthened betting rules come into force ahead of the 2014/15 season.... Aldershot Exit CVA - The Board of Directors of Vanarama Conference Premier club Aldershot Town are delighted to confirm to shareholders and..... ... Sinclair Adds Portugese Flair - Frank Sinclair, manager of Vanarama Conference North club Colwyn Bay, has made another addition to his squad by signing........ Jordan Commits to Seagulls - Vanarama Conference South club Weston-super-Mare have announced that Tom Jordan has committed himself to the....... Millard `Excited` by Siging - "This signing excites me", was how Colin Millard, manager of Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club........ Squad Shaping Up Nicely - Luke Hopkins, manager of Midland League Premier Division club Coventry Sphinx, is happy with the squad he has..... ... Experienced Defender Joins Nailers - Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Belper Town have announced the signing of former..... ... Pike Left Fuming - Manager Alex Pike was left "fuming" after Conference South club Gosport Borough twice surrendered the lead to lose....... Experienced Hastings Joins Nelson - North West Counties League Premier Division club Nelson have signed the experienced Jamie Hastings.... Kearney Joins Basford - Goalkeeper Martin Kearney has left Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South club Carlton Town to join..... ... Mallory Joins Avenue - Conference North club Bradford Park Avenue have announced the signing of Steve Mallory.... New Keeper For Pilgrims - Conference North club Boston United have signed goalkeeper Matt Gledhill — subject to international clearance being granted. ... Crowe Calls for Improvement - Neil Crowe, manager of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Bamber Bridge, is calling on his....... Pearson Blow for Canaries - Southern League Premier Division club Hitchin Town have lost defender Stuart Pearson to injury for a "lengthy absence".... New Sponsor Named - Vanarama.co.uk, the market disrupting van leasing business is the new title sponsor of the Football Conference. ...

Latest Blue Square Bet News

			        
Blue Square Bet

Newton Delighted to See FC Halifax Up

David Newton is looking forward to watching Boston United lock horns with Blue Square Bet North newcomers...

0 Comments

Published 19th June 2011

Newton Delighted to See FC Halifax Up
David Newton

....FC Halifax Town - as he expects it to mean a bumper pay day.

Last week, the Pilgrims chairman had to ‘slightly’ cut his playing budget for the upcoming season, as the club aim to finish a season in the black.

With travelling support in non-league football often down to a bare minimum, club bosses regularly rub their hands together at the thought of facing an opponent likely to attract a few hundred visiting supporters through the turnstiles.

And with AFC Telford United - one of the league’s better-supported teams - gaining promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier, Newton hopes facing the Yorkshire newcomers will fill a void.

“We’re looking to balance the books,” he said.

“So teams like Halifax, who are likely to bring a lot of fans, will always be welcomed here by me.

“In terms of supporters coming here, I was sorry to see Telford go, but Halifax will be a great couple of fixtures.

“I’m sure we’ll take fans to there as well.”

However, another bumper payday will not happen as FC United of Manchester lost their play-off final against Colwyn Bay, meaning they will not follow Halifax out of the Evo-Stik Premier.

The Pilgrims and the Rebels have created close links during their time as opponents in the Northern Premier League, with a gate of 2,533 watching United earn a 4-1 victory the last time the two sides met at York Street, back in April 2010.

“I’m very upset for FC United that they didn’t come up,” added Newton.

“However, we congratulate Colwyn Bay on their promotion and look forward to playing them.

“They will offer us a different challenge.”

[Source: Boston Standard]

Comments (0)

Pilgrims Sign up Trio Blue Square Bet

Pilgrims Sign up Trio

Full Story
Joachim Impressing at Boston Blue Square Bet

Joachim Impressing at Boston

Full Story
Holsgrove Becomes a Pilgrim Blue Square Bet

Holsgrove Becomes a Pilgrim

Full Story