In a week with a busy Bank Holiday Weekend here is a roundup of three National League stories you may have missed from the past week.
Lockwood leaves Guiseley
Despite only being seven games into the season, Guiseley have parted company with manager Adam Lockwood.
Last season, Lockwood masterminded a great escape as the Yorkshire club survived on the last day for the second time in as many seasons as they drew 1-1 with Solihull Moors.
A 1-0 defeat to recently relegated Hartlepool United proved to be the last straw for the Guiseley board who will now be looking for another manager to fill the hot seat after the club have managed just one win in their first seven games.
Lockwood follows, Torquay’s Kevin Nicolson and Barrow’s Paul Cox through the exit door as the third National League manager to be sacked.
Solihull’s unlikely goal scorer
Goalkeepers are mostly known for making incredible saves and keeping clean sheets for their team but Solihull Moors stopper Nathan Vaughan didn’t get the message.
In their recent game, away at Torquay United with the score at 1-1 Vaughan hit the ball up field to try and pick out a team mate but the ball flew over his whole team and was seeming to drop straight into the opposing goal-keepers hands.
However, the ball took an almighty bounce over Dan Lavercombe in the Torquay goal and it went all the way into the back of the net to the delight of the Moors fans.
That also proved to be the decisive goal in the game as Solihull won 2-1 and Vaughan expectedly taking the plaudits.
He said; “I just whacked it up the field, I saw the goalkeeper running out and it’s just gone over him and gone in, but it’s a massive three points and that’s the most important thing.”
Aldershot pinch Ipswich duo
Aldershot have signed young Ipswich Town duo Adam McDonnell and George Fowler on a month’s loan.
McDonnell has already appeared for the Tractor Boy’s this season in the Carabao Cup and in a league game as a substitute against Barnsley.
George Fowler also made a first team appearance for Ipswich in the Carabao Cup and can play as a centre half or in central midfield.
Shots manager Gary Waddock said “I’m looking forward to working with two young players of undoubted quality.”
By Andrew Gate