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Davey is the new man at Rail

14th May, 2018

Harrogate Railway Athletic FC have announced the appointment of Brian Davey as their first team manager for the upcoming 2018/19 campaign.

The Rail have made the announcement as they prepare for life at Step 6 after finishing in the relegation places in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

A club statement said: "It has been another tough season on and off the pitch for the club and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone associated with the club for their unwavering support over the last twelve months.

"This goes to all the committee, members, supporters, players and sponsors - all of whom we cannot continue without.

"A special thank you should go to the departing management team - Marlon Adams, Michael (Jelly) Reynolds and Lee Ryan - for seeing the season out with limited resources available to them to be able to compete properly at this level.

"We would like to wish them all good luck for the future, their desire and drive to succeed will be an asset to the right club.

"Looking to our future, there are few who have the experience of local footballers as the newly appointed manager Brian Davey who brings with him Craig Ogilvie, Simon Brooker and Chris Hirst.

"They are all well aware of the club's current status on and off the field. They understand the task in hand and are not daunted by the size of the challenge ahead.

"We have all enjoyed the great seasons of the past with monster FA Cup runs and promotions.

"We are now where we are and will continue to work hard to find success for the future of our great club in what ever guise that may be."

(Story Source: Harrogate Railway Athletic)

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)