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Maltby name interim management team

19th March, 2024

Maltby Main have announced their new interim management team whose first appearance in the dugout will be tonight for the home game against Albion Sports FC.

Former Rotherham United player Joe Skarz, who most recently was turning out for Liversedge in the Pitching In Northern Premier League, and current Maltby player Joe Austin will take charge for the final six matches of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season.

A statement released by the Miners said: "The club would like to thank club legend Joe Austin for stepping up and supporting the team and Joe Skarz for the remainder of the season.

"With nearly 300 appearances, and hopefully more to come, Joe will bring a wealth of Maltby Main knowledge to the team at a time when the club needs him most.

"After speaking to Joe Skarz over the last few days, he will be joining the club for the remaining six games of the season.

"Joe will be doing this alongside his commitments with Rotherham United Under 18s and the Youth Development Phase.

"Joe is a UEFA A Licenced coach and, with his coaching and playing background and undoubted love for the game, we are delighted he has chosen to join the club in these difficult circumstances.

"We would also like to thank Liversedge, and in particular their manager John Rimmington, for allowing this to happen.

"On accepting the role, Joe Skarz said: 'I love a challenge and this is a big one.

"'The easy option would have been to say no but that's not what I'm about as a person.

"'The season starts now and we have six finals to play.'"

The pair take over from Andy Dawson and Lee Whitehead who stepped down at the weekend with the Miners bottom of the table, six points away from safety.

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

Maltby management team step down after Garforth loss

17th March, 2024

Maltby Main have announced that management duo Andy Dawson and Lee Whitehead have stepped down from their roles at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club.

The pair returned to the dugout at Muglet Lane in December with the club looking to stave off relegation but Saturday's 8-0 loss at Garforth Town means that the Miners are bottom of the table, six points away from safety with six games to play.

A statement released by the club on Sunday evening said: "Unfortunately, after yesterday’s result our joint managers Lee Whitehead and Andy Dawson have decided to inform the club they want to step down from their roles.

"We wish Lee and Andy all the very best, we thank them for coming in at a difficult time and making the changes for the better in the playing squad, especially over a busy Christmas and New Year.

"But it hasn't worked out, especially over the last two games; and we have accepted their want to step away.

"We have a game to fulfil on Tuesday [at home to Albion Sports] and we will now be concentrating on that from this point; then putting something together to cover the last five games of the season.

"No more comments will be made on this; but we will follow this up very soon when we have put a new measure in place to cover the remainder of the season."

(Story Source: Maltby Main)

Dawson and Whitehead return to Maltby

27th December, 2023

Maltby Main have announced that Andy Dawson and Lee Whitehead have returned to manage the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side.

Both stepped down from their joint manager roles towards the end of last season but they come back to the club as it tries to allay its relegation fears.

The Miners find themselves next-to-bottom in the table, just above basement side Goole AFC by virtue of one goal difference.

The news comes after it was revealed this morning that Maltby had decided to accept the resignation of manager Jamie Smith along with the coaching team Miguel Llera, Simon Kelly and Brad Anson.

A statement released by the Muglet Lane club read: "All four have worked very hard since mid-October when Jamie took over as manager from his then assistant manager role when Lee Thompson's tenure ended.

"This actually began with two wins, but the subsequent twelve games have yielded only one point and a Second Round JCP Construction League Cup exit.

"It's a massive shame, as they are all excellent people who we got on with well. They will always be welcome at Muglet Lane should they visit.

"It's been a difficult period right from the start of the season for all at the club on and off the field.

"The club, as it is now after recent off-field changes, have to fully consider the results from the performances since the last win.

"It's important we stay in the division and a better chance may mean a fresh management team starting as soon as possible - therefore, accepting the resignation."

The returning duo's first two games in charge are at home and they will be looking to cause an upset against third-placed Thackley on Saturday and then leaders Campion the following weekend.

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Emley AFC 38 85 70
2 Campion 38 76 38
P 3 Garforth Town 38 75 55
4 Rossington Main 38 72 23
5 Albion Sports (-3) 38 67 18
6 Penistone Church 38 62 15
7 Thackley 38 61 4
8 Knaresborough 38 60 16
9 Hallam 38 59 12
10 Silsden AFC 38 58 10
11 Tadcaster Albion 38 53 -3
12 Golcar United 38 52 10
13 Handsworth 38 44 -18
14 Barton Town 38 43 -16
15 Frickley Athletic 38 42 -17
16 Eccleshill United 38 41 -24
17 Bottesford Town 38 35 -38
18 Goole AFC 38 34 -56
19 Pickering Town 38 30 -46
R 20 Maltby Main 38 26 -53
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Parkgate 44 107 84
P 2 Beverley Town 44 103 83
P 3 Shirebrook Town 44 100 69
4 Wakefield AFC 44 97 89
5 Retford United 44 93 74
6 Wombwell Town 44 89 59
7 Horbury Town 44 83 53
8 Brigg Town 44 72 5
9 Staveley MW 44 66 22
10 Dronfield Town 44 64 12
11 Harrogate Railway 44 64 7
12 Retford FC 44 62 -2
13 Louth Town 44 61 4
14 Selby Town 44 59 7
15 Worsbrough Bridge 44 53 -10
16 Clay Cross Town 44 48 -28
17 Nostell MW 44 47 -13
18 Athersley Rec 44 44 -48
19 Armthorpe Welfare 44 41 -52
20 Glasshoughton Welf 44 35 -47
21 Yorkshire Amateur (-3) 44 35 -72
22 Swallownest 44 16 -118
R 23 Ollerton Town 44 4 -178

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