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Worcester: Club Connections

Posted: Thu 16 Feb 2017
Author: Philip Duff

A Look At......

It was another weekend and another game without defeat for FC Halifax Town on Saturday as they recorded a dominant 2-0 win over Nuneaton Town.

Adam Morgan and Matty Kosylo both put in stellar performances and deservedly put their names on the scoresheets to make it six games undefeated for FC Halifax Town.

Next up is a long trip to the outskirts of Birmingham, where Halifax will take on relegation threatened and manager-less Worcester City. With a place in the playoffs achieved after their last game, Billy Heath and his men will be hoping to keep themselves in those prized places as we get closer and closer to the end of the season.

Over the years, many players have donned both Shaymen shirts and City shirts and we’ll take a quick look at some of them now…

Firstly, we look at Danny Glover. No, not him from the Lethal Weapon franchise, instead the son of Port Vale legend, Dean Glover. Danny began his career at the Valiants before making the move to Worcester in 2010. In the 2010/11 season, he scored 20 goals in all competitions, becoming the first player to score a hat-trick for the club in over four years.

A year passed before Glover moved to Nuneaton Town where he achieved promotion returning to City for a second spell in May 2012. In March the following year, Danny made the move to Halifax on a loan deal, playing ten games, helping the Shaymen achieve promotion. Spells at Bradford Park Avenue, Stockport County and AFC Telford United followed and now Glover can be found donning the Hednesford Town shirt in the NPL Premier Division.

Next up is Steve Norris, the star of the Shaymen’s 1990-91 Fourth Division campaign. Halifax only recorded 59 goals that season as they finished in 22nd, but Steve managed to score 35 of those, becoming the second highest goal scorer in the top four divisions, behind Teddy Sheringham.

Steve moved onto Chesterfield in 1992, where he also enjoyed a prolific spell, before returning to the club where his career started, Valley Sports Rugby, or as it is called now, Rugby Town F.C. He ended his career at Worcester, playing for City between 1995 and ’96.

Gareth Seddon also featured for both Halifax and Worcester, both spells coming before his more recent television fame. Starting at Bury, where he played over 80 times in the Football League, Gareth moved to Worcester in 2006 under former Bury manager Andy Preece. He played one match, under a non-contract agreement and even scored in the 3-2 win over Stalybridge Celtic. Personal terms were agreed and Seddon looked set to join City on a permanent basis, however the distance between his home in Accrington and Worcester were too much for his liking and the deal fell through.

 Instead, Seddon joined Hyde United, where he upped the ante. He scored 5 goals past Stalybridge in a 7-3 local derby win, and was called up to the England C squad, scoring twice past Wales. Kettering Town and Fleetwood Town were his next destinations before he joined Halifax, scoring two hat-tricks in his one year stay with the Shaymen.

Lastly, we look at a more recent player, Connor Hughes. Connor started his career on the books of Oldham Athletic before joining Hyde. After two seasons with the Tigers, Halifax came calling in the summer of 2015 and the winger made over 30 appearances, with time also spent at Bradford Park Avenue on loan. In November, last year, due to a lack of first-team football, Hughes left the Shaymen for City.

FC Halifax Town face Worcester City this Saturday, kick-off at 3pm.