Vanarama National League 2015-16, pt 3

We conclude our look at the Vanarama National League ‘Class of 2015-16’ with teams from Macclesfield Town to Wrexham. Fixtures are released at 1pm today, so watch this space…!


Macclesfield Town:

Stadium: Moss Rose

Address: London Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 7SP

Miles: 206

Manager: John Askey

Last season: 6th in Vanarama Conference, 78 points

Top scorer: Waide Fairhurst (10)


Twitter: @thesilkmen

Played for Both: Guy Madjo – much-travelled Cameroonian striker who scored eight goals in 23 appearances for The Shots from January 2012 to January 2013

We’ve Met Before: 7 September 2013 – Mark Molesley’s long-range winner earned a tight 1-0 victory to wipe out The Shots’ ten-point deficit after administration



Stadium: Merseyrail Community Stadium

Address: Haig Avenue, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6JZ

Miles: 240

Manager: Paul Carden

Last season: 19th in Vanarama Conference, 51 points

Top scorer: Richard Brodie (12)


Twitter: @southport_fc

Played for Both: Dean Howell – marauding full-back who made 18 appearances for The Shots from 2008 to 2010

We’ve Met Before: 23 November 2013 – Brett Williams scored in 31 seconds and completed his hat-trick in a stunning 5-1 win


Torquay United:

Stadium: Launa Windows Stadium

Address: Marnham Road, Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3PS

Miles: 165

Manager: Paul Cox

Last season: 13th in Vanarama Conference, 61 points

Top scorer: Ryan Bowman (13)


Twitter: @TUFC1899

Played for Both: Tim Sills – 52 goals in 144 appearances for The Shots in two spells, from May 2003 – January 2006 and January – May 2011

We’ve Met Before: 3 March 2008 – Scott Davies scored one of the most famous goals in the Club’s history as The Shots beat their nearest Blue Square Premier title rivals live on national television


Tranmere Rovers:

Stadium: Prenton Park

Address: Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH42 9PY

Miles: 236

Manager: Gary Brabin

Last season: relegated from League Two in 24th place, 39 points

Top scorer: Max Power (10)


Twitter: @tranmererovers

Played for Both: Ryan Williams – mercurial winger who scored 21 goals in 84 appearances in two spells between September 2005 and April 2008

We’ve Met Before: 28 November 2009 – The Shots escape with a goalless draw and home replay in this FA Cup second round tie, but eventually it is Rovers who face Wolves in the third round


Welling United:

Stadium: Park View Road

Address: Welling, Kent DA16 1SY

Miles: 64

Manager: Loui Fazakerley

Last season: 20th in Vanarama Conference, 45 points

Top scorer: Dominic Vose (5)


Twitter: @wellingunited

Played for Both: Stafford Browne – The Shots’ joint-fifth-highest all-time goalscorer, with 53 in 105 appearances over two spells, October 2000 – May 2002 and December 2002 – May 2003

We’ve Met Before: 28 December 2013 – three goals in the final quarter of the game, from a Brett Williams penalty and two for Aiden O’Brien, saw The Shots come from behind to win 3-1



Stadium: Kingfield Stadium

Address: Kingfield, Woking, Surrey GU22 9AA

Miles: 11

Manager: Garry Hill

Last season: 7th in Vanarama Conference, 76 points

Top scorer: Scott Rendell (24)


Twitter: @wokingfc

Played for Both: Dean Morgan – a short but sweet spell at The Shots saw him score four goals in 11 games at the end of the 2009-10 season

We’ve Met Before: 27 March 2005 – an Easter Sunday treat for Shots fans with a 4-0 derby day win live on Sky Sports and goals from Clarke, Sills, Barnard and Challinor



Stadium: The Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium

Address: Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AH

Miles: 216

Manager: Gary Mills

Last season: 11th in Vanarama Conference, 66 points

Top scorer: Louis Moult (16)


Twitter: @Wrexham_AFC

Played for Both: Glen Little – classy and hugely experienced midfielder who made 16 appearances and scored one goal for The Shots in 2010-11

We’ve Met Before: 21 September 2013 – The Shots strolled to victory in fine style as Mark Molesley and substitute Jordan Roberts scored in a 2-0 win