Team News – Northgate vs People’s Church
Saturday 29th September 10.30am – SMCCFL Division 3
Northgate return home this week to welcome another new club in the SMCCFL, this time the Manchester based People’s Church. Hot off the back of an impressive win at home to Kay Street, Clark will hope he won’t succumb to the same fate as his former club, just as they did last week with a frustrating 3-0 defeat in Macclesfield. It’s still very early days in the 10-team division, but bouncing back is high on the agenda to keep close to the early pace setters at the top of the league.
After having to battle through with just a bare 11 last time out, a luxurious squad of 14 is available for Clark to utilise in plotting his course to victory. Playing on through the last two matches with a lingering calf injury has proved too much for the defender though, and he has made the decision to bow out of the squad to allow himself a good period of rest. Man-of-the-match James Holden, his central defensive partner, is the only other man absent from the messy Macclesfield match day squad. Ben Davenport, Dave Tonks, Rob Elkington, Matt Ward and Mark Broomhall are all back in to give a strength and depth to the team on the day. Whilst disappointing to not be on the pitch, Clark is said to be looking forward to his role on the touchline, and speculation as to his attire for the game continues to grow as the suit vs tracksuit debate rages on.
Manager – Jonny Clark