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Fortnightly Unibond First Division news from the Genix Healthcare Stadium

Garforth Town: Managerial Moves

The most notable development at the Genix Healthcare Stadium is the announcement that Garforth Town owner Simon Clifford has relinquished managerial duties. With Clifford’s Brazilian Soccer Schools and SOCATOTS organisations demanding an increasing amount of his time, the responsibility falls to assistant managers Steve Nichol and Richard Sutherland, ably supported by Andy Billingham.

The move is of less surprise given that Town need a manager with more time to gather an undoubtedly talented group of players. The Miners endured another indifferent month throughout October, drawing 1-1 with Chorley at home - captain Brett Renshaw the scorer for Town - before claiming an impressive three points on the road.

Travelling to Trafford, few would have predicted as comprehensive victory as was to come, but strikes from former Leeds United winger Chris Ovington and Tom Greaves were enough to secure a 2-0 win.

Similarly, they were riding high in the Unibond League Presidents Cup, claiming a 3-2 derby victory over Harrogate Railway via goals from Liam Orsmby, Duncan Williams and Christopher Jones, but they were brought down to earth by an imperious AFC Fylde.

Confidence only last so long, and the second of three goals put pay to Town’s recovery efforts as they were dealt a 3-0 defeat. They were also put to the sword by Ossett Albion, Lee Connor’s own-goal contributing to the 2-1 loss that also saw former Miners striker Shane Kelsey add his name to the scoresheet.

In the final game to report, Garforth looked to get back on track as they welcomed Lancaster City to East Leeds, but they were to relinquish the lead on two occasions as, despite efforts from Fidelis Mholo and Darren Thornton, they eventually succumbed to a 3-2 reverse. Garforth currently lie in 16th place in the Unibond First Division.

Posted on Friday 30th October 2009
Will Wood

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