We bring you a round-up of three National League stories you may have missed this week.
England C side beaten in International Challenge Trophy final
During the international break the England C side flew to Slovakia to take part in the final of the International Challenge Trophy.
Slovakia u-23’s were ultimately crowned winners of the competition as they ran out 4-0 winners.
The England side were up against academy players who play their trade at the likes of Benfica, Sampdoria and Lille but battled well despite being reduced to ten men in the game.
After the match England C manager Paul Fairclough said, “I can’t fault any of the players for their commitment, that’s probably the most prepared we’ve been for a football pitch.”
Gateshead hire new assistant
Gateshead have appointed Micky Cummins as their new assistant manager.
Cummins has been in charge of the clubs u-19 team for the past few seasons and has now been given the chance to take the step up and assist Steve Watson on a permanent basis.
He comes with plenty of experience with the club too as he made over 100 appearances for the club between 2011 and 2014.
Aldershot loan out striker
Macclesfield haven’t been the only team active in the loan market this week, as Aldershot Town have allowed striker Shaun Okojie to join National League South side Wealdstone on a short-term loan deal.
The tall striker signed with the Shots after impressing at Corinthian-Casuals where he scored 40 goals in 39 starts helping the club to the play-off final.
He will now step down a division to gain valuable game time as he looks to impress Aldershot manager Gary Waddock and force his hand when it comes to team selection.
By Andrew Gate