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Stratford Town have re-signed fan-favourite Will Grocutt from league rivals Stourbridge.

The 28-year-old midfielder spent last season at the Glassboys but feels “it’s a great time to be rejoining the club with it going in the right direction on and off the pitch.”

Another player to leave Stourbridge is Dave Bellis. The 29-year-old has followed Ian Long to Alvechurch as he looks to improve on last season’s relegation battle.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds estimate their losses due to coronavirus to be in the region of £45,000 – that includes lost ticket sales and sponsorship after their main sponsor AutoWindscreens pulled the plug on their deal.

St Ives manager Ricky Marheineke has named his new right-hand man as former Kettering Town assistant boss Mitch Austin, just days after Craig Adams announced he would be stepping away from the role to focus on the club’s academy.

Meanwhile, Lowestoft Town have reason to be happy after receiving a cash windfall from the ‘Pitch Preparation Fund’ to ensure their playing surface is in fine fettle ahead of the new season.

Tamworth workhorse Ryan Beswick has been named the club’s Player of the Season after a fans vote in which the 18-goal man received around a third of the votes.

Tamworth’s Ryan Beswick (Image: Kieran Riley)

There’s free football at Royston Town next season for 11 lucky winners. The Crows are keen to reward local key workers alongside raising much needed cash to plug the gap left by coronavirus.

The club are giving out a free season ticket every time they raise £1,000 towards their fund aimed at helping the club through COVID-19 – and the first winner was Karen Collins who said, “I can’t wait to get back to Garden Walk and cheer on the Crows and I’d like to thank everyone at the club for this very kind and unexpected gesture”

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