Evo Stik Premier Division
Shaw Lane AFC
It is a new era for Shaw Lane. They have said goodbye to their Shaw Lane base and are beginning life at Sheerian Park, the home of Athersley Rec. Craig Elliott has assembled a good squad again so it is clear what kind of season they are hoping to have.
Who’s In Charge
Elliott is the most successful Yorkshire-based Non League manager in recent memory. Since starting his semi-professional managerial career with Glasshoughton Welfare in 2010, he has won four promotions – one with Glasshoughton and three with Shaw Lane (two being also title wins). He has also a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup on his list of trophies. Success runs right Elliott’s football career and there’s bound to be more on the horizon.
Opening Five Fixtures
Sutton Coldfield Town (A), Mickleover Sports (H), Hednesford Town), Buxton (A), Stalybridge Celtic (A).
In: Paul Clayton, Joel Bembo-Leta, Matthew Templeton, Callum Chippendale, Aidan Chippendale, Gavin Rothery, Osebi Abadaki (Nantwich Town), Damian Reeves (Altrincham), Chib Chilaka (Harrogate Town), Ryan Servant (Farsley Celtic), Nicky Walker, Cameron Hough.
Out: Gavin Allott (Frickley Athletic), Gary Stohrer (Kettering Town), Jono Wafula (Gainsborough Trinity).
One to Watch