Stalybridge Celtic’s lack of firepower was again evident as they were beaten at home by previously winless Basford United.
Manager Simon Howarth admitted his heart was in his mouth as Stalybridge Celtic snatched a dramatic injury-time derby victory against Ashton United.
South Shields showed precisely why they are promotion favourites in Northern Premier League, premier division following their impressive victory at Stalybridge Celtic.
Bert Whalley, a former Stalybridge Celtic and Manchester United footballer and victim of the Munich air disaster, has been honoured at the non-league club where he once starred.
Stalybridge Celtic’s pre-season preparations has been hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 which has swept through the Bower Fold club.