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Axcellent addition to Main management team

15th May, 2018

Maltby Main have announced that Louis Axcell will be joining their management team as assistant to Scott Mason and alongside John Crossland.

The news comes after Main revealed earlier in the week that joint boss Mark Askwith had to step down from his role at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club due to work commitments.

A statement from the Miners said about Axcell's arrival: "We are very pleased he’s agreed to join us and brings in a great deal of knowledge for us to keep building on last season.

"Louis has played in the Dr Martens League (now Evo-Stik) and he has won the NCEL Premier Division with Buxton as well as the Division One title and the League Cup with Dinnington Town.

"He has his UEFA B Level coaching badge and been successful on the coaching and management teams at Handsworth FC Reserves/U18s.

"We also appreciate and thank everyone at Handsworth for allowing Louis to take up the position with us. They’ve made it very easy to happen for him."

Axcell's added to everyone involved at the club : "I’m keen to get started already and have been looking forward to meeting you all tonight and getting to know what you all do and also what I have to offer."

Photo (from left to right): Louis Axcell, Scott Mason, John Crossland

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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!"

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Maltby goes to the dogs in record attempt

23rd April, 2018

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Maltby Main will try and become a Guinness world record holder at their final home league game of the season this Saturday (28th).

The Muglet Lane side are looking to break the record for the number of dogs attending a non-league game, thought to currently stand at around thirty.

Main have contacted Guinness for confirmation and say they are confident that they can exceed that number when Pontefract Collieries visit at the weekend.

The club are working in partnership with Support Dogs, a national charity that provides dogs to help those who suffer with autism, epilespy and disability. You can find out more about them by clicking here.


Maltby Main's George enjoying one of his team's Toolstation NCEL matches earlier this season. Picture courtesy of Rob Campion.




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Main unveil new management team

25th July, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side have unveiled their new management team following the surprise departure of previous boss Jordan Hall earlier this week.

Hall, who had only been appointed in May, stepped down from the role due to work commitments and Main announced his management team was also leaving so that the club could "start afresh".

And, they have now revealed that Mark Askwith (pictured left) and Scott Mason (centre) will be joint managers with John Crossland (right) their assistant.

A club statement said: "Mark has a lot of knowledge of the club and was joint boss for all of the 2015/16 season and the first half of last season so is well suited to return.

"It's brilliant he agreed to come back after discussions.

"Scott and John are very successful in the local Sunday league particularly with The Joker over the last few years, having won every trophy available including the very prestigious Hallamshire Sunday Cup.

"They did an unprecedented quadruple this season, winning a fifth trophy at the weekend by beating the Sunday league champions from Humberside/East Yorkshire, 1-0.

"They know many local players and past Main players who also played for them on Sundays and we welcome that as part of our club alongside the new guys from further afield.

"We also welcome the fact they've been so keen to make a step up to our level and make up the team with Mark Askwith.

"After we approached them to join up when the position became vacant; and think it's a good opportunity for them and us to go forward again now."

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Hall steps down at Main

24th July, 2017

Maltby Main have announced "with great regret" that Jordan Hall has stepped down as manager of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side.

Hall was appointed in May but his work commitments have increased since then and the club say that he feels that he can no longer give time to the role that it commanded.

His assistant John Styring and coach Mark Higginbottom will also leave Muglet Lane so that the Miners "can start afresh".

A club statement said: "It has become hard to balance work commitments and the travel that included for Jordan and the roles at the club and it's an amicable decision by both parties.

"We appreciate this had also been a difficult time for the club in recent months and it has now unfortunately not worked out in the way we and the new team wanted and needed.

"Jordan, John and Mark leave with our full support and we wish them all the best in the future in and out of football.

"They are welcome at our club anytime and we hope to keep a relationship with them going in some way.

"Your patience in the next few days is appreciated while we sort affairs out."

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Matchday physio needed at Main

12th July, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Maltby Main are on the lookout for a matchday physio.

The Muglet Lane side are able to offer a small remuneration for this per match and also travel expenses when applicable to the club's policy.

The role would suit anyone with experience of a similar position or someone who is studying on a relevant course to help gain some hands-on practical experience of working in a football environment.

They would be expected to attend as many games, home and away, as possible.

Maltby welcome all types of applicants for this role who may suit it and, in the first instance, it would be best to contact their chairman Wilf Race on wilfrace@hotmail.co.uk where you can discuss anything regarding the role and the pay.

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