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Askwith leaves Main management team

13th May, 2018

Maltby Main have announced that joint manager Mark Askwith has had to step down from his role at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side due to work commitments.

The Muglet Lane club say they had to "reluctantly accept" his departure that comes days after the Miners finished in their highest position in the NCEL for a quarter-of-a-century, ending the campaign in fifth place.

A statement on Maltby's website says that Askwith (pictured left) was leaving "due to him taking up brand new full-time employment that will involve midweek and weekend shift work patterns that makes it very difficult to be at games, training and monthly meetings."

It continues: "We wouldn’t expect anyone at our club to sacrifice work and family life for the game and club; and the way 'Askey' took on his role meant he wouldn’t be happy being a bit-part.

"We cannot thank his services enough. Two spells with us and he has overseen a seventh and fifth place finish in the league. Helped bring in players who’ve been successful and has been a big part of the club.

"His local football knowledge and expectations of his playing staff was an integral part of why we did so well with him in the dugout and it’ll be hard to replace. He knows what the club was all about and how we like to do things.

"He was often the one spotting what changes could be made during a game and offered substitute and formation choices that has earned us points.

"So, thanks for everything Askey and we wish you well in your new job."

Main have announced that news of Askwith's replacement, who will work as assistant manager to Scott Mason alongside John Crossland, will be made on Monday evening and they have called it "a great appointment!"

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

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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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