We catch up with the Stanley players currently away from The Wham Stadium.

 Marcus Carver (Chorley)

Carver came on as a second half substitute as Chorley drew 0-0 at Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round on Saturday.

Tuesday night saw the replay with the winner set to face Boreham Wood in the First Round Proper. Carver played the full 90 minutes but was unable to prevent the Magpies crashing out the competition. The hosts took the lead through Andy Bond’s long range strike, before two second half goals saw Northwich turn the tie on its head and progress to the next round.

Chorley are next in action on Saturday when they host Brackley Town in the league.

 Liam Goulding (Ashton United)

Goulding’s Ashton United continued their good run of form with back-to-back victories over the last week. The Robins hosted Stamford on Saturday and ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of a strike from captain Jay Gorton. Goulding played the full game at centre back, helping his side to a clean sheet.

Ashton were then in action again on Tuesday evening when they hosted Marine. The Accrington loanee was again able to play the full game as his side recovered from conceding early to win 3-1 against the Merseyside outfit.

These two results lift Ashton up to 11th as they prepare to face Ramsbottom United this weekend.

  Jack Phillips (Skelmersdale)

Results were less pleasing for Jack Phillips’ Skelmersdale side who suffered two defeats this week. Skem travelled to Halesowen Town at the weekend where Phillips was involved from the start. The hosts took an early lead before Skelmersdale took the initiative, with Phillips unlucky to see a drilled effort saved by the home goalkeeper. Halesowen doubled their lead with 20 minutes remaining, before Rob Macintosh pulled one back for Skem. It proved to be too little too late however, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat.

 This defeat was followed by another as Skem were beaten 2-1 by Workington in midweek. Phillips played 80 minutes in a game which Skelmersdale dominated, with their Cumbrian visitors proving to be more clinical.

Phillips will hope to feature again when Skelmersdale host Hyde United on Saturday.

By Mark Donnelly