Robins boss Lee Sinnott missed Monday's defeat at Tranmere Rovers with a virus and did not attend to avoid spreading it to the players.

Following the game at Prenton Park, assistant manager Neil Tolson said: "I thought we had no luck whatsoever, absolutely none. I will speak to the gaffer shortly and tell him we could not possibly have asked for any more than what the players have given us, except for sticking the ball in the back of the net."

FC Halifax Town

Ex-Blues midfielder Kingsley James helped the Shaymen to make it seven games unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Wrexham. James netted his eighth goal of the campaign in the win and celebrated in front of the Dragons fans.

He said: "That celebration was just emotion, they gave me a lot of stick when I was at Chester.

"Even towards the back end when they knew I was leaving they still gave me some stick so that was just a little bit of pay back, I’m fed up of taking it from them. It was high emotions anyway because we want to win every game, I want to win every game, it means a lot to me and you saw that in the celebration."


Heed manager Neil Aspin called his side's 3-0 win over Guiseley on Monday a 'step in the right direction'.

Gateshead shipped five goals in their last outing on home soil to Woking but the back four looked solid in the victory against the Lions.

Aspin said: "It couldn’t have got any worse after the Woking game. You question everything after a defeat like that.

"It’s a step in the right direction. We need to turn our home form around, while continuing to pick up points on our travels.

"Improving that home form is key, and keeping clean-sheets is key. And at home, that first goal can be crucial. If you score it, the opposition begin to open up and you get a little more space in behind."

Grimsby Town

Defender Conor Townsend's loan deal from Hull City is due to end after the Welling United game on January 9.

Paul Hurst has said that he would be interested in keeping the player at Blundell Park on a loan until the end of the season, but thinks that the Mariners might face competition for his signature from elsewhere.

Conor Townsend in action from Grimsby against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup
Conor Townsend in action from Grimsby against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup

Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster have parted company with winger Keyon Reffell, who joined the club twelve months ago and made a dozen appearances at the back end of last season.

This season he's spent time on loan at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Halesowen Town but departs Aggborough having cancelled the remainder of his contract by mutual consent.

Macclesfield Town

National League North club AFC Fylde have signed former Manchester City striker Fisayo Adarabioyo from the Silkmen.

The 20-year-old joined Macclesfield towards the end of September following his departure from Crystal Palace. He also had a spell at Birmingham City from 2011 to 2013, and was also on trial with Manchester United during the 2012/13 campaign.


Dino Maamria and his squad aim to continue their winning form at the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday with the Sandgrounders out to complete a festive double over Wrexham following an excellent win at the Racecourse on Boxing Day.

Maamria is expecting to have a full squad to select from with Andy Wright likely to have recovered from a groin twinge that forced him to miss the win over Barrow on Monday.

Torquay United

The Gulls have signed goalkeeper Grant Fisher from Toolstation Western League side Buckland Athletic. The 24-year-old has joined the club from Buckland Athletic and will act as cover for Dan Lavercombe.

Starting his career as a youngster with Torquay, he has since served the likes of Kingstonian, Truro City and Bideford.

"I’ve known Grant for quite a while," said player-manager, Kevin Nicholson. “This is an opportunity for him to come in and show us what he is capable of."

Tranmere Rovers

Gary Brabin was pleased to end 2015 with a victory as Rovers narrowly defeated a spirited Altrincham side 1-0 at Prenton Park but has urged his team to become more ruthless.

Tranmere's James Norwood celebrates his winning goal against Altrincham
Tranmere's James Norwood celebrates his winning goal against Altrincham

He said: "I'm delighted with the clean sheet and the win, it's been a good three days picking up six points from two games so I'm delighted.

"James Norwood scored a good goal but he's kicking himself because the game should have been out of sight. We've hit the post and had a good few chances but just couldn't get that second goal.

"The last 20 minutes, we were put under pressure by Altrincham but we stuck together and we're delighted we got the three points."