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Harrison is new player-coach at Steelmen

19th December, 2019

Parkgate have bolstered their management team with Simon Harrison becoming player-coach at the Steelmen with immediate effect.

Harrison, who joined the Toolstation NCEL Division One side shortly after chairman Albert Dudill appointed former player Andy Dawson as manager back in September 2018, has been given the opportunity after Ben Starosta left the role at the club at the end of October due to commitments outside football.

Dawson was quick to show his delight, saying: "From the day Simon joined the club, he has been first class both on and off the pitch.

"He has produced some memorable moments during my time here - the 30+ yards free-kick versus Armthorpe Welfare away, his other 30+ yards free kick versus FC Bolsover and his unbelievable overhead kick this season away at East Hull to name but a few.

"His role outside football as a personal trainer means he is as fit as anyone in the squad but it's his experience of playing at a higher level and his knowledge that made the decision by myself and [my assistant] Lee [Whitehead] to ask Simon to join the coaching side.

"All the lads respect him as captain and we felt it was a no-brainer to get him involved."

Whitehead also remarked on his excitement of the addition of Harrison to the young management team: "It's a great boost for us to get Simon on board with us.

"Having played at a higher level and the experience he has will be vital for us to push on for the rest of the season.

"He's a great lad. Everyone respects him and to top it off he's got a few moves on a night out."

Asked how different it will feel being player-coach, Harrison said: "In all honesty, there's no massive change.

"My aim is to share my experience with management and the lads and, after that, I will offer any other support which is asked of me.

"Anything I can contribute to get the best out of the talent we have, I will offer my services."

When asked whether coaching was something he had planned to do in the future, he added: "It is something I always thought I would enjoy but I hadn't done anything towards seeking opportunities.

"I think at this level, I have an awful lot to offer and working alongside Andy and Lee is a no-brainer for me.

"I'm honoured to have been asked but I know I won't fully enjoy it unless we're successful, so that will all depend on results and performances which we are keen to turnaround of late."

(Story Source: Parkgate)

Gate lady passes away at Parkgate

19th December, 2019

Toolstation NCEL Division One side Parkgate have announced the sad passing of Shirley Pollock who had been the gate lady at the club for the past seven years.

Shirley died on Tuesday at the age of 84 and club secretary Bruce Bickerdike led the tributes, saying that she always welcomed everybody to the ground at Roundwood, and enjoyed a good conversation with all the spectators and match officials.

He added: "Shirley was a very well respected lady and ladies football was her life.

"She had a vast knowledge of players and teams in the Sheffield and Hallamshire area, and she was also former secretary of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women's County League as well as Rotherham United Ladies - she will be truly missed."

Her funeral will be held at the Rotherham Crematorium, Ridgeway, Rotherham, S65 3NN, on Wednesday 8th January, 2020, at 2pm.

All at the NCEL send our deepest condolences to Shirley's family and friends as well as everyone connected with Parkgate at this very sad time.

(Story Source: Parkgate)


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 Welfare 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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