It was a busy week of action for Stanley’s loan stars, beginning with FA Trophy Qualifying action last Saturday afternoon.
After making a scoring debut for Stourbridge last weekend, George Bowerman helped his side to a 1-1 draw against Carlton Town.
The Glassmen won the replay 4-2 on Tuesday night, with Bowerman in fine form to get himself on the scoresheet and set up two of the other goals to secure a second round clash with Kings Lynn Town.
The striker will look to hit the goalscoring trail again this Saturday as his side aim to close the gap between themselves and the play-off places away to a Marine side occupying a spot in the relegation zone in the EvoStik Northern Premier Division.
Liam Goulding had to settle for a substitutes’ role, playing for the last 15 minutes as Belper Town fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Histon, who famously beat Leeds United in the 2008/09 FA Cup.
The Nailers, bottom of their division, travel to play mid-table Workington in league action this weekend.
James Jenkins was another player to only see action from the bench in the FA Trophy, coming on to play the final half an hour for Padiham against FC United of Manchester, but was unable to prevent his side from falling to a 2-0 defeat at Bower Fold.
At home to Kendal Town on Wednesday evening, the striker again appeared as a substitute in a defeat with Padiham on the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline.
The local side will hope for a better performance on Saturday, when they make the 60 mile trip to face fellow strugglers Ossett Albion.
Goalkeeper Andrew Dawber sat out Clitheroe’s 2-0 defeat to Workington as he was serving a suspension, but he returned to the fold for the league game with Bamber Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Unfortunately their four-game unbeaten run in the league came to an end as they lost 3-1 to their Lancashire rivals at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.
The Blues have a tough task this weekend, hosting high-flying Salford City, who have former Reds Jay Lynch and Danny Webber in their ranks.