Quinn enjoying role as Ossett United assistant boss

Paul Quinn is loving every second of working as assistant manager to Andy Welsh at Ossett United. The pair are heading into their second campaign together in the Ingfield dugout after guiding United to the BetVictor North play-offs and a West Riding County Cup triumph last season. Quinn is best known for his memorable six-year  read more→

Welsh felt duty-bound to stay at Ossett United helm

Andy Welsh never contemplated walking away from Ossett United in the summer as he felt duty-bound to stay at the helm. Welsh and assistant Paul Quinn are preparing for Ossett’s second campaign as a merged club in the BetVictor North West. The pair led them to the play-offs and a West Riding County Cup triumph  read more→

Dodsworth and Houghton hunt for striker

All what was missing from Nostell Miners Welfare last season was a player capable of scoring 30 goals. That’s the view of Jason Dodsworth, who says he and Simon Houghton are working hard to sign a striker before the new Toolstation NCEL Division One campaign begins next week. Nostell finished fifth, but the pair reckon  read more→

Stress nearly made Hilton quit Stocksbridge job

“It is a very good question,” laughs Chris Hilton as he begins to answer why he’s agreed to a sixth campaign in the Stocksbridge Park Steels hot-seat considering he’s having to rebuilt his squad yet again. Just a few months ago health nearly made him to quit a role he loves doing. Flirtations with the  read more→

Macorison confident of ending Railway’s decline

New Harrogate Railway manager Des Macorison is desperate to reward the club’s volunteers with success on-the-field at Station View this season. Railway, a club that enjoyed the riches of two runs to the FA Cup second round proper inside the past two decades, find themselves in Toolstation NCEL Division One for the first time since  read more→

Yorkshire Amateur want to win historic promotion

Joint manager Neil Sibson reckons Yorkshire Amateur have never had a squad as strong in their 100-year history as they aim to win promotion to the BetVictor League for the first ever time. The Ammers have recruited wisely this summer, adding higher league experience in the likes of former Farsley Celtic favourites Ross Daly and  read more→

Holmes says Welfare have solid spine

Darren Holmes insists Glasshoughton Welfare start pre-season with a solid spine as he and Lee Vigars begin assembling their fairly new-look squad. Glasshoughton fielded a youthful side in the 2-1 victory over Rothwell Town, with only a handful of older bodies. Some may say the squad was light on experience, but Holmes dismissed that, highlighting  read more→

Selby primed for promotion push – Fox

Christian Fox hopes it will be third time lucky as Selby Town prepare to launch another assault on winning promotion. Fox, Selby’s longest-serving manager since Bob Lyon, has transformed the club’s fortunes over the last two years, but has been unable to return them to the NCEL’s top flight. Although crowds have gone up more  read more→

Best chance in years for Garforth to challenge – Hunter

The return of club favourite Adam Priestley gives Garforth Town belief of having a successful campaign, according to Rob Hunter. The announcement of the Gibraltar International’s arrival back at Garforth has created huge excitement and Hunter feels this season is an opportunity for the Miners to step out of the shadows and challenge. Garforth have  read more→

Nostell are back on the map – Houghton

Toolstation NCEL Division One Simon Houghton admits that his Jason Dodsworth’s vision to transform the fortunes of Nostell Miners Welfare has gone almost exactly to plan. Houghton and fellow joint manager Dodsworth are celebrating their first anniversary of their much-heralded appointments to the Crofton Community Centre hot-seats. The pair arrived to huge fanfare, whilst outlining an  read more→