Seagulls lose to late goal; Brizzell signs

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THE Seagulls have signed ex-Rochdale defender/midfielder Josh Brizzell after losing 2-1 to a late goal in their latest  pre-season friendly against Bangor City 2-1 (July 21). The 25-year-old Brizzell, who has done well in Bay’s pre-season games so far, was captain of the youth team and reserves at Rochdale before breaking into the first team and since then has had spells at Telford (where he unluckily broke his wrist … Read More


Seagulls hit four against Runcorn

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TWO goals in each half gave the Seagulls  4-1 victory over North West Counties side Runcorn Town (July 18) to provide their first win in their pre-season programme. Seven players that started last Saturday’s game against Curzon Ashton were on the bench for this game, but the much-changed Bay side still dominated the first half. Danny Andrews opened the scoring after 12 … Read More


Former League striker ‘guests’ for Bay

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A STAR striker with over 350 Football League appearances behind him made a guest second half appearance for the Seagulls in their second pre-season game against National League North side Curzon Ashton. But he won’t be signing for the club. Liverpool-born Billy Paynter (pictured playing for Leeds United) can also list Swindon Town, Hull City, Brighton and Sheffield United among his previous … Read More


Ossett away day opens league campaign

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THE Seagulls will open their  Evo-stik North campaign with an away game at Ossett Albion on Saturday August 12. The fixtures were announced this morning and the Bay’s first home game is against Ramsbottom United on Tuesday August 15. The Boxing Day game is away to Prescot Cables, while the Bay are at home on New Year’s Day to Bamber Bridge. For … Read More


Mixed luck in FA Cup and FA Trophy draws

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THE Seagulls have been drawn at home to Stocksbridge Park Steels in the preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup, but have been drawn away in both the opening rounds of the Buildbase FA Trophy. The game against Jamie Vardy’s first club, Stocksbridge, will be on Saturday August 19. The last time the two clubs met at Llanelian Road in … Read More


Burnett out until Christmas; Bellew rejoins

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DISAPPOINTING news for Seagulls fans is that striker Gary Burnett could be ruled out with injury until Christmas. That follows results of a scan on the knee he injured towards the end of last season at Shaw Lane. Manager Phill Hadland confirmed: “Obviously it is a big blow for Gaz and also the club, but we will do everything possible … Read More


Experienced defender signs for Bay

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SEAGULLS boss Phill Hadland has completed the signing of experienced right back Kyle Jacobs. The 30-year-old started with Mansfield as a teenager and has played at a high level with Macclesfield Town, FC United, Stockport County and Chorley and has more recently been with Trafford and Glossop North End. He was in the Glossop side that won 2-1 at the … Read More


New addition to coaching staff

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SEAGULLS boss Phill Hadland has made an addition to his backroom staff by bringing in highly rated goalkeeping coach Craig Horner from Radcliffe Borough. Craig will be working with new keepers Matt Cooper and Kris Leigh, having already worked with Kris previously both at Radcliffe and prior to that at Mold Alex, where Craig was on the coaching staff when they … Read More


Fflint game called OFF

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NEXT Saturday’s planned pre-season game at Fflint Town United (July 1st) has had to be called off as their pitch won’t be ready in time. The Seagulls’ first scheduled game is now at home to Llandudno on Tuesday July 11th (7:45pm), unless something else can be arranged before then. Manager Phill Hadland commented: “We will look at it this week … Read More


Gaz Burnett returns to Seagulls

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MANAGER Phill Hadland has announced that striker Gary Burnett is returning to the Seagulls from Shaw Lane in what he describes as “a real coup for the club. Burnett, 26, was the team’s top scorer early last season when he took up an offer to join Shaw Lane and went on to play a big part in helping the Yorkshire … Read More