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Briggers boss steps down

27th September, 2017

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic boss Josh Wright has announced he is stepping down from his role as manager to concentrate more fully on what he can do on-the-pitch.

He made the announcement before Wednesday night's home match with FC Bolsover which the Briggers lost 3-0 and resulted in them falling to nineteenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One.

Wright, who will stay in charge until a new boss is appointed, said in a statement on the club's Facebook page: "I want to thank Worsbrough for the opportunity handed to me last season.

"I was asked to save the club from possible relagation and that I achieved on merit.

"Over the last year, I have had great support from several non-league managers such as Chris Hilton, Grant Black and Rich Tracey who have helped no end in allowing players to come and help the cause down at Worsbrough.

"I also now feel the club is in a far better place, there's a better infrastructure and there's a good squad there to work with.

"I can't thank Peter Schofield, Mark Booth, Pete Clarney and Ray Pinder enough for their continued support as well as my wife as they have had to put up with some serious tantrums.

"I now feel though that I've done what was asked of me and still being 28 has made me realise that I don't want to get to 35 and regret not playing into my 30s. I feel stronger physically and feel the best i have for two years.

"I will be staying at the club on a playing basis, if the new manager whoever it may be wants me to, so I look forward to driving the team up the league while being on the pitch."

A spokesperson for the club added: "The board would like to put on record our appreciation and thanks to Josh for his hard work and efforts over the last year.

"He guided the club to safety last season which was his remit and we fully respect his decision.

"We wish Josh and his wife Kaye good wishes for the future."

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

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Season 2017/18 Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Pontefract Collieries 42 102 96
P Pickering Town 42 96 75
P AFC Mansfield 42 96 67
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 85 43
5 Maltby Main 42 75 31
6 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 72 27
7 Penistone Church 42 72 27
8 Bottesford Town 42 69 9
9 Bridlington Town 42 64 21
R Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63 -5
11 Liversedge 42 57 3
12 Hall Road Rangers 42 55 -1
13 Barton Town (-1) 42 55 -12
14 Garforth Town 42 52 -29
15 Albion Sports 42 48 -8
16 Thackley 42 47 -9
17 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 47 -31
18 Athersley Recreation 42 46 -23
19 Worksop Town 42 46 -26
20 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 31 -62
R Parkgate 42 26 -58
R Clipstone 42 2 -135
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Knaresborough Town 42 100 61
P Yorkshire Amateur 42 88 77
3 Grimsby Borough 42 85 57
P Eccleshill United 42 85 48
5 Shirebrook Town 42 81 31
6 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 77 31
7 Selby Town 42 75 34
8 Hallam 42 73 42
9 Campion 42 73 30
10 Winterton Rangers 42 61 2
11 Swallownest 42 58 -11
12 AFC Emley 42 57 -5
13 Rossington Main 42 53 -14
14 Dronfield Town 42 52 -13
15 Ollerton Town 42 47 -24
16 Armthorpe Welfare 42 46 -25
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 40 -36
18 East Yorkshire Carnegie 42 34 -34
19 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 33 -48
20 FC Bolsover (-6) 42 30 -76
R Brigg Town 42 29 -54
R Retford United 42 24 -73

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