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Bridgewater resigns as Bolsover boss

10th October, 2017

FC Bolsover have revealed that manager Andy Bridgewater has stepped down after feeling that his position had become "untenable with certain factions within the club."

He resigned after last Tuesday's Derbyshire Senior Cup First Round defeat against landlords Shirebrook Town where Bolsover led with two minutes remaining but ended up losing 2-1.

The club have announced Bridgewater's departure "with great sadness", adding: "He felt that he couldnít move forward at this point in time with Bolsover and, for the best interests of the club, decided to walk away.

"We would like to go on record and thank Andy for picking up the club with no team in place during pre-season and giving us a fantastic start to our NCEL campaign - his efforts have been tremendous and everything he did was for the club and the players.

"Andy is always welcome here at Bolsover and Iím sure we will see his face at the games again supporting his home town team. We all wish Andy the very best going forward and we know he will reciprocate that."

Dean Ledger has stepped up from assistant manager to become interim boss, Josh Thomas and Jonney Rushby will assist whilst Simon Dye stays on as player-coach.

The club statement continued: "After some positive conversations, the board feel that Dean will continue Andy's good work for the clubís immediate future.

"Dean took the team to Knaresborough Town [on Saturday] where we were beaten 4-0. However, since his appointment [on Monday], the hard work starts from now.

"We will look to get a reaction against Retford United this Saturday."

(Story Source: FC Bolsover)

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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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