Manchester Central goalkeeper Jordan Hadlow has left the club this summer, with the player set to join North-West Counties side Chadderton FC.
Hadlow has been a prominent figure in the Central side in recent seasons, starting every one of Central’s 32 matches in all competitions last season.
During that impressive run, Hadlow registered nine clean sheets and five man of the match performances.
Seven of those nine clean sheets came in the Manchester Football League Division One, as he became an instrumental figure in the successes achieved in this past season by Paul McGuire’s side.
With Hadlow between the sticks, Central finished second in the league – securing promotion to the Premier Division – and lifted the Murray Trophy at the second attempt.
That cup run saw Hadlow produce some of his finest displays in a Central shirt.
The Central goalkeeper produced heroics to turn around the penalty shootout in Central’s favour during the final against Tintwistle Athletic, keeping his head to save three of the opposition’s four missed penalties – even after crashing his own effort against the post midway through.
Though impressive penalty-saving displays are nothing new for Hadlow in a Central shirt, having saved multiple penalties in the same fixture the year previously, when Central lost to East Manchester FC.
New club Chadderton will know Hadlow’s abilities in a shootout well too, having watched earlier in the season when the shotstopper saved a penalty, stepped up to score his own and then saved a second against their Reserves side – dumping them out of the Murray Trophy at the quarter-final stage.
Hadlow has been a standout performer for Central this past season, and it is no surprise that the player is getting the opportunities to test himself at a higher tier of English football.
Everyone at Manchester Central thanks Hadlow for his services to the club these past few seasons, and wishes him the best of luck in the future.