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Morris brought in at Briggers

9th October, 2017

Worsbrough Bridge AFC have confirmed that former Goole AFC and Frickley manager Lee Morris has agreed to become the new boss of the Toolstation NCEL Division One side following Josh Wright's decision to step down.

Club chairman Peter Schofield said: "We are delighted that Lee has agreed to join the club as first team manager.

"We believe that Lee's contacts and knowledge will help us to push on, and his passion and enthusiasm at interview stage provided us with real confidence that he is the right man to take the club forward.

"The club would like to thank Rhys Meynell who stepped in during the last couple of weeks and helped to steady the team and gained a fantastic win at Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday.

"We would also like to thank the many great candidates that expressed an interest in the club and wish them well for the future.

"We are excited for the rest of the season under Lee's management and I hope that the local community will come and show their support for the club during the remainder of the season and let's get the club back to where we believe it belongs."

Morris' first match in charge will be the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup First Round tie at home to Phoenix on Wednesday evening.

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Worsbrough begin boss search

28th September, 2017

Following the decision earlier this week by Josh Wright to step down as Worsbrough Bridge Athletic manager, the club are looking for candidates interested in taking the over the role.

Previous management experience at NCEL level or higher is desirable as are relevant level 1 or above coaching qualifications.

If the role is of interest then send an expression of interest highlighting your experience / relevant qualifications to wbafcvacancy@gmail.com - the closing date is Friday 6th October, 2017.

The Briggers say they are looking to make a quick appointment.

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Briggers boss steps down

27th September, 2017

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic boss Josh Wright has announced he is stepping down from his role as manager to concentrate more fully on what he can do on-the-pitch.

He made the announcement before Wednesday night's home match with FC Bolsover which the Briggers lost 3-0 and resulted in them falling to nineteenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One.

Wright, who will stay in charge until a new boss is appointed, said in a statement on the club's Facebook page: "I want to thank Worsbrough for the opportunity handed to me last season.

"I was asked to save the club from possible relagation and that I achieved on merit.

"Over the last year, I have had great support from several non-league managers such as Chris Hilton, Grant Black and Rich Tracey who have helped no end in allowing players to come and help the cause down at Worsbrough.

"I also now feel the club is in a far better place, there's a better infrastructure and there's a good squad there to work with.

"I can't thank Peter Schofield, Mark Booth, Pete Clarney and Ray Pinder enough for their continued support as well as my wife as they have had to put up with some serious tantrums.

"I now feel though that I've done what was asked of me and still being 28 has made me realise that I don't want to get to 35 and regret not playing into my 30s. I feel stronger physically and feel the best i have for two years.

"I will be staying at the club on a playing basis, if the new manager whoever it may be wants me to, so I look forward to driving the team up the league while being on the pitch."

A spokesperson for the club added: "The board would like to put on record our appreciation and thanks to Josh for his hard work and efforts over the last year.

"He guided the club to safety last season which was his remit and we fully respect his decision.

"We wish Josh and his wife Kaye good wishes for the future."

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Charity game for Briggers

25th July, 2017

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic will play Ossett Town at Park Road this Wednesday as part of their pre-season programme and to raise awareness of and donations towards the fight against testicular cancer.

They are promoting Love Your Balls, run by the Mark Gorry Foundation, a charity named after its founder who died in 2009 at the age of just 23.

Club secretary and vice chairman Mark Booth said: "The charity has offered us great financial support over the last twelve months and we are delighted to be able to play a game in support of this great cause.

"We hope that as many people as possible come down to support the charity and watch the Briggers against Evo-Stik League opposition.

"Kick off is 7:45pm with admission 5 for adults and 3 concessions.

"There will also be collection buckets so please donate as generously as you can and help us to raise awareness of testicular cancer."

To read more about Worsbrough's charity partner, click here.

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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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