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McNeil and Ellender take charge of Poachers

6th May, 2020

Bottesford Town have looked inwardly to announce the appointment of Jimmy McNeil as manager of their first team squad, and he will be assisted by experienced player-coach Paul Ellender.

Both McNeil and Ellender came through the Scunthorpe United YTS route and were offered and completed a year's professional contract before being released following a change in United's first team management.

McNeil's football continued at Northern Premier League level, playing for Brigg Town and Goole Town for four years, before an injury and work commitments led him to local football.

Ellender's football saw him move to Gainsborough Trinity followed by spells at Altrincham and Scarborough before moving on to Boston United where he captained them on to the Conference league title and promotion to the Football League in 2001/02. This was followed by spells at Chester City, Alfreton Town, Retford United and North Ferriby.

A statement released by the Poachers said: "Both have worked together at Bottesford in managing and coaching successful youth football teams for a number of years.

"And, as a result of both their enthusiasm and others within the club, an application has been made to the Lincolnshire Football League to enter a Development Squad into their Competition next season to both provide an outlet for youth football whilst closing the gap between youth and first team football within the club.

"In making this decision, the club's committee had decided that a 'fresh approach' would be required if they were to achieve one of their Development Plan initiatives of developing players in-house for their first team.

"The club would once again place on record their thanks to previous manager John Corbett and his assistant Leigh Herrick for their services to the club over the previous eight years and wish them both well in their new pursuits at local neighbours Gainsborough Trinity."

(Story Source: Bottesford Town)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Staveley MW 26 55 33
2 Liversedge 24 53 38
3 Yorkshire Amateur 26 53 33
4 Penistone Church 28 53 26
5 Bridlington Town 25 48 19
6 Hemsworth MW 28 45 11
7 Maltby Main 28 43 -2
8 Garforth Town 28 41 -4
9 Grimsby Borough 26 40 6
10 Silsden AFC 28 37 -5
11 Barton Town 27 36 0
12 Eccleshill United 25 35 2
13 Knaresborough 25 32 3
14 Thackley 26 32 -5
15 Handsworth 23 30 -16
16 AFC Mansfield 26 28 -10
17 Goole AFC 28 25 -21
18 Bottesford Town 27 23 -28
19 Albion Sports 25 22 -16
20 Athersley Rec 27 12 -64
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
1 Winterton Rangers 27 59 24
2 Skegness Town 26 58 39
3 Selby Town 25 56 46
4 North Ferriby 26 52 28
5 Campion 24 48 30
6 Retford FC 28 44 6
7 Glasshoughton Welf 26 43 11
8 Hallam 23 37 11
9 Swallownest 25 37 1
10 Nostell MW 25 35 13
11 Dronfield Town 25 35 7
12 Armthorpe Welfare 28 34 -8
13 Parkgate 25 34 -16
14 Rossington Main 26 31 -6
15 Brigg Town 30 30 -19
16 Ollerton Town 26 28 2
17 Hall Road Rangers 24 28 -8
18 Worsbrough Bridge 24 23 -10
19 Harrogate Railway Ath 25 16 -35
20 East Hull 26 1 -116

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