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Reape unveils new management team

3rd June, 2017

Thackley have revealed their new management line up for the 2017/18 Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season as they look to build on their fifth-placed finish to the previous campaign.

Manager Chris Reape has appointed Andy Patterson to take over as his assistant following the departure of Paul Clayton to Knaresborough Town.

Patterson is well known both at the Dennyfield club and in the Bradford area having played as a professional at Bradford City and then at Thackley where he was top scorer for three seasons.

He has had brief spells in management at Eccleshill United and Thackley but work commitments have limited his availability until recently and he is now looking forward to working alongside Reape on a more regular basis.

In addition, Niall O'Brien has been brought in as first team coach.

This is his first venture into football management following a long career which included spells as a professional at Halifax Town and Hucknall Town in National League North.

Other clubs in his early career were Scarborough, Eastwood Town and Retford United and more recently he has played for Ossett Albion and Ossett Town as well as Wakefield and Emley.

O'Brien is no stranger to Thackley having played for the club in 2016 but work commitments meant that he had to give up football so the club say it's "very pleasing that Niall has agreed to return to Thackley to work alongside Chris and Andy.

"He will bring new ideas and a fresh outlook to training and to matchdays and everyone at Thackley is looking forward to building on the success of last season's record points haul and making a concerted push for promotion."

(Story Source: Thackley)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Cleethorpes Town 42 108 99
2 Pickering Town 42 97 72
3 Bridlington Town 42 88 53
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 83 75
5 Thackley 42 78 35
6 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 69 36
7 AFC Mansfield 42 66 24
8 Albion Sports 42 66 1
9 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 65 12
10 Athersley Recreation 42 62 -8
11 Liversedge 42 59 26
12 Bottesford Town 42 56 -1
13 Worksop Town 42 55 -6
14 Maltby Main 42 54 -16
15 Garforth Town 42 53 -19
16 Clipstone 42 49 -22
17 Parkgate 42 41 -30
18 Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 38 -36
19 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 38 -70
20 Barton Town Old Boys 42 34 -75
R Armthorpe Welfare 42 24 -68
R Retford United (-3) 42 24 -82
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Hall Road Rangers 42 96 62
P Pontefract Collieries 42 95 75
3 AFC Emley 42 95 72
4 Grimsby Borough 42 89 46
5 Hallam 42 82 59
P Penistone Church 42 82 38
7 Knaresborough Town 42 70 19
8 Campion 42 68 28
9 Eccleshill United 42 66 15
10 Selby Town 42 61 -2
11 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 59 9
12 Winterton Rangers 42 59 8
13 Yorkshire Amateur 42 53 -4
14 Brigg Town 42 49 -42
15 Rossington Main 42 45 -17
16 Teversal 42 45 -27
17 Ollerton Town 42 43 -29
18 Shirebrook Town 42 39 -47
19 Dronfield Town 42 35 -44
20 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 35 -75
R Westella & Willerby 42 27 -59
22 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 15 -85

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