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The management structure for the three teams has now been


decided with Ryan Blezard taking the first team with assistance


from Steve Harrison. Neil Wood and Dick Winterbottom will continue


in charge of the seconds while Craig Denton will be assisted by


Chris Rhodes in the thirds.

The opening fixtures have been announced for the first team who


will face a local derby away at Berry Brow on Wednesday 27th


followed by a home game against Diggle. Both games kick off at




This season the first and second teams playing at Lightenfield Lane


and the thirds at Dryclough Rec (To Be Confirmed). We will

also be looking to get players representatives on the club committee.


Details of the committee meetings will be made available to players
via the website.
We are pleased to announce that MB Services have agreed to
sponsor the club next season. The club needs to raise funds to pay
for kit, pitches, insurance, nets, balls, flags, training, food etc so a
£10 signing on fee will be applicable to all players this season.
Subs will be charged at £6 a game (£3 for students / substitutes).
Netherton 2nd team pulled off a stunning 2-0 victory over Berry Brow
in the Richardson Cup Final held at Lepton Highlanders, making
amends for the heavy league defeat a week earlier by the same
rivals. Netherton were by far the more positive team in a tense first
half, and the game sprung to life minutes before half time when Dan
Rodgers latched onto Elliot Wilkinsons fine through ball to coolly slot
home. Minutes later Ryan O'Connor made it two capitalising on a
defensive slip to fire home to send the travelling support wild.
The seconds were solid throughout the second half with Jon Sewell
and Josh Harling solid at the heart of defence and five time cup
winning keeper Adam Robertshaw was largely untroubled. Abbas
Hussain worked hard in midfield and was helped out by the
dangerous wingers Paolo Margaglione and Joel Nelson who gave
the Berry Brow defence the runaround. With the clock running down
manager Neil Wood sent on the pacy Mikey Thomas to capitalise
on the tiring Brow defence and Dean Midwood to help out the back
four, however he was sent off in the dying moments after reacting
to a brutal assault by the Brow captain.


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