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New management team at Rail

12th November, 2017

Harrogate Railway Athletic have unveiled their new management team as they look to move away from the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division relegation zone.

They dismissed player-boss Liam Gray and coach Dennis Metcalfe after a disappointing start to the season with eleven consecutive defeats leaving them next-to-bottom in the table.

"I know that I did everything that I could," Gray told the Harrogate Advertiser last week.

"I had sixteen league games in charge, and in my mind I was planning for the next five years, not just sixteen matches.

"It would be a big ask of any manager in the world to try and transform a club with one of the lowest budgets in the league in the space of just sixteen games.

"I donít hold grudges though and I wish the club all the very best for the future."

The Rail, who won 1-0 at Albion Sports on Saturday for their third league win of the season, announced on Sunday that Marlon Adams is to be their new boss.

He will be assisted by Lee Ryan along with coaches Michael Reynolds and Ray Green.

A statement on the club's website said: "These men have shown great desire to become the next management team at Harrogate Railway.

"We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and we look forward to working with them to forge a new and successful future for the club."

(Story Source: Harrogate Railway)

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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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