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Watson takes reins at Rangers

18th October, 2017

New Winterton Rangers manager Rob Watson has been speaking of his delight at being handed the role at the Toolstation NCEL Division One club.

The West Street side announced last Friday that he was taking over from Paul Grimes who had announced his intention to step down to concentrate on playing.

Watson, who had been assistant boss, told the club's website: "Id like to thank the football club for giving me the opportunity to become first team manager.

"I have been at the club a long time as player-coach and assistant, I know the club well and fully believe I am the right person to take the club on.

"I have inherited a fantastic squad of players from Paul and Im delighted he will be staying on as a player.

"I believe this squad has shown over the past two games what they are capable of and hopefully we continue to progress from now.

"The club has high ambitions that I fully support and with this squad of players and staff we believe we can achieve them."

Watson's first game in charge was Saturday's 1-0 home league win over Glasshoughton Welfare - the side's third straight win in all competitions.

His management team comprises of Mark McDonagh who has stepped up from being coach to assistant boss whilst Grimes has stayed on as a player-coach.

(Story Source: Winterton Rangers)

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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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