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Thursday, April 25, 2013

News Round-Up


Newport beat Grimsby 1-0 in last night's play-off match at Blundell Park. A late own-goal gave the Exiles the lead ahead of the second leg at Rodney Parade. Former Bulls Tony James and Byron Anthony played the full game for the Exiles, but Joe Colbeck missed the match for the Mariners due to a suspension that also includes the return leg.

Bury's wage bill is reported in the national press to have been paid by Gary Neville. The TV pundit and England coach's father was previously on the board at the club. Torquay say they will clarify their managerial situation next week. Boss Martin Ling has been off work since January and had been expected to return in May.

Cambridge have released six players from their squad. Winger Rossi Jarvis, defenders Charlie Wassmer, Curtis Haynes-Brown, and Joe Anderson, midfielder Billy Gibson, and keeper Craig Ross have all been shown the door. The club have also confirmed keeper Jonathan Hedge, who ended the season at Southport, is transfer listed alongside defender Scott Garner, who was on loan at Lincoln.

Ebbsfleet chairman Jessica McQueen says the club needs £70,000 'in a matter of days' to avoid Administration. McQueen has pleaded with fans to donate funds to the club to cover the debt, which includes a £35,000 tax bill. The Fleet Trust are to become 50% owners of the club, with former chairman Phil Sonsara taking the other 25% previously held by MyFC, but talks are still continuing with proposed investor Carlos Kabir Karami.

Kidderminster have confirmed that there will be Police inside their ground throughout the game with Wrexham on Sunday after the problems with Stockport. It will be the first time since 2009 that Police have attended a game at kick-off at Aggborough, with Wrexham handed a reduced allocation of 1,600.

Crewe say they will name a starting XI, for their final game with Walsall, entirely made of of graduates of their Academy. The XI will only feature one debutant - England u19 keeper Ben Garrett - with the oldest player being 24. Oxford have handed manager Chris Wilder a new one year deal, but chairman Ian Lenagan has told him he will have to have a squad next season that is 25% made up by youth team graduates.

Farnborough are reported to be on the verge of Administration again with debts, according to the BBC, of £2million. The Conf South side only reformed in 2007 after the original side went bust at the same level. Kettering are facing another winding-up petition from the taxman. The Poppies have already been relegated from the Southern League Premier, and will face the court on Monday.