Senior Extends Halifax Stay

Adam Senior is to stay with Halifax Town for the rest of the season after extending his loan spell with the National League side.

The Wanderers’ defender and B Team skipper joined the Shaymen at the end of January and has since made 11 starts for the West Yorkshire club.

Senior – who has made seven senior appearances for the Whites since coming through the club’s youth ranks – will now be available for Town’s remaining nine league fixtures.

However, the 21-year-old is not eligible for Halifax’s FA Trophy semi-final tie with Altrincham after playing in the competition earlier this season during a loan spell with Telford United.

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Goalkeeper Luke Hutchinson (above) has also secured another loan move to further his competitive experience.

The B Team keeper has joined Radcliffe FC for the rest of the season to aid their push for promotion in the Northern Premier League.

Hutchinson recently completed a successful loan stay with Bamber Bridge and stays in the NPL top-flight with second-placed Radcliffe, who are two places above Brigg in the play-off zone and 13 points leaders South Shields who they play on Saturday.

The 20-year-old – who joins Wanderers’ team-mate Matty Grivosti at Radcliffe – will still be available for the Whites’ remaining B Team fixtures.  

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Meanwhile, a youthful B Team line-up lost 3-0 to a more experienced Stockport County B side in a friendly at Edgeley Park.

County included a number of players who have featured regularly at first-team level this season and secured victory with goals from Ryan Rydel, Callum Camps and a trialist.  

Wanderers included four of their young professionals who are out on loan at non-league clubs and started brightly as Max Conway – currently with Buxton – curled a free-kick just over the bar.

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However, County led at the break when Callum Camps crossed for Ryan Rydel to convert at the far post.

Midfielder Camps, who has made 27 appearances in League Two this season for the promotion-chasing Hatters, then doubled the lead five minutes into the second half when he curled a fine effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

Wanderers’ keeper Ellis Litherland made an excellent penalty save to keep out a penalty from Jack Stretton before saving again from the County striker.

But after Grivosti ­had gone close at the other end, Stockport did add a third through one of their trialists as Wanderers completed a productive trio of friendlies against sides from Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley and Stockport before resuming their Central League campaign at Accrington Stanley’s Reserves next Tuesday.

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Wanderers B: Litherland, Conway, Khumbeni, Toure, Inwood, Frimpong, Tutte (Loureiro 81), Tweedley (Burgess 87), Pettifer (Sharples 59), Lockett (Shakespear 74), Grivosti. Substitutes: Hutchinson, Halford.

Match photos courtesy of Mike Petch, Stockport County.

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