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At the end of season presentation night, Netherton legend Owen
Baines announced he was retiring from first team duties. Owen has
been a key part of the club for many years, representing as a player,
assistant manager and physio and much much more. We wish Owen
all the best and hope to still see him watching next season.
First team manager Alan Wadsworth resigned from the club in the
week after the presentation night. Again, the club would like to put
on record their thanks to Waddy for his efforts over the last six
Once the management structure for the three teams has been
decided, this will be updated on the website and communicated to
players at training which we expect to start in July.
We are hoping to run three teams again in the 2014-2015 season
with the first and second teams playing at Lightenfield Lane (Top
Rec) 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).
Any player owing money to the club for more than two consecutive
Saturdays will receive a club ban until the monies owed are paid, with
no mitigating or special cases.
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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