Weekly Round Up: Another trophy replay and Hinchliffe signs a new contract

1 – Nuneaton end unbeaten home run

Nuneaton Town were the visitors to Edgeley Park on Tuesday with the visitors, thanks to a solitary first half goal which cannoned in off Ben Hinchliffe, taking home the points. That defeat was County’s first at home since Kidderminster beat the Hatters back in October.

2 – Hinchliffe signs on until 2019

Ben Hinchliffe joined the ever-growing list of players that have now signed on for the 2018/19 season. The popular goalkeeper joined the Hatters from Fylde in 2016 and has now committed to the club for another 18 months.

3 – Another Brackley away trip beckons

The Hatters hosted Brackley Town in the FA Trophy on Saturday, and secured a draw thanks to a second-half headed equaliser from Jimmy Ball. That result, whilst meaning County remain in the competition, sends the club down to Brackley this coming Tuesday for their eighth meeting against the Saints in under two seasons!

4 – FA Trophy draw takes place this afternoon

TalkSport 2 will be hosting the draw at 1pm and thanks to the Hatters draw at Edgeley Park this weekend, they remain in the pot for the semi-finals.

If we can overcome Brackley on Tuesday at St James’ Park, we could face Wealdstone, Leyton Orient, Gateshead, Bromley or  Spennymoor in the next round.

5 – Hinchliffe reaffirms squad belief

When asked by a supporter on the current state of the dressing room politics, the newly-re-signed County keeper stated that the players and management were ‘stronger than ever’. This, coupled with the recent spate of players signing new contracts and it suggests the hysteria over Gannon struggling to keep his players on side is unfounded.

6 – Another good weekend of league action for County

Concentrating on the league for a second, no team above County that played at the weekend managed to secure a victory, which translates as excellent news for the Hatters in their stuttering play-off charge. Blyth, Kidderminster and Bradford all lost whilst York and Chorley both drew their games.

It means that if the Hatters can win their two games in hand on York City, they will move to within a point of the Minstermen, who currently sit in 5th.



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