| Teams | Retford United | Season 2017/18


Badgers under new ownership

4th May, 2018

Retford United have made a major announcement as they start to rebuild following their relegation out of the Toolstation NCEL.

A statement released by the Badgers on Thursday night revealed a change at the helm of the club, saying: "Retford United FC can officially announce that the club are under new ownership following the sale of the ground from Paul Dixon to a trust set up by John Radford and the One Call Group.

"The deal leaves the club totally debt free and effectively gives the ground back to Retford United FC.

"Managing Director of One Call Nik Springthorpe will assume financial control of the club for the One Call Trust and work alongside current chairman Simon Brammer to bring about the restructuring of the club and oversee the much needed investment the One Call Group intends to supply.

"The club will be holding a meeting on Thursday 10th May, 2018, at 6.30pm at Cannon Park to outline the new structure and the club's plans going forward.

"Fans will have a chance to have their say and we invite members of the general public, representatives of the junior section and members of the supporters club along as we unveil the most important news in the club's 30 year history."

(Story Source: Retford United)

Management team leaves Badgers

19th April, 2018

Retford United have announced the departure of their management team following the club's relegation from Toolstation NCEL Division One.

The Badgers' demotion was confirmed on Wednesday night with a 2-0 loss at Dronfield Town and the club says Jordan Hall and his backroom staff have left with immediate effect.

A statement on Retford's website said: "The club would like to thank Jordan, John Styring and Mark Higginbottom for all their efforts during their time at the club and wish them all the best for the future.

"The club would like to take a short time to assess the situation following the planned FA league reshuffle before starting the process of finding a new manager."

(Story Source: Retford United)

Badgers unveil new management team

13th November, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Division One side Retford United have announced that Jordan Hall has become their new manager.

He takes over from Simon Brammer who had been in caretaker charge since Mark Wilson left the Badgers in September.

Hall, who previously managed Glapwell and FC Bolsover in the Central Midlands League, had taken up a role at NCEL Premier Division side Maltby Main in the summer but had to step down before the season began due to work commitments.

His first game in the dugout will be Retford's trip to Glasshoughton Welfare on Saturday as they look to start a move away from the bottom two of the table.

Hall will be assisted by John Styring and Mark Higginbottom will be coach, a duo he has worked with at previous clubs.

(Story Source: Retford United)

Search continues for new Badgers boss

21st September, 2017

Retford United are inviting applications for their vacant first team manager post following the departure of Mark Wilson earlier this month.

Anyone interested in taking over at the Toolstation NCEL Division One side have until next Friday (29th September) to register their interest with the Jones & Co Stadium club.

CVs should be emailed to the Badgers' chairman Simon Brammer at simonbrammer@live.co.uk.

(Story Source: Retford United)

Badgers set for new boss

13th September, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Division One basement side Retford United have announced that they have parted company with manager Mark Wilson.

The Badgers remained rooted to the foot of the table after Tuesday night's 8-0 loss at free-scoring Yorkshire Amateur with four points from their opening ten games.

The club released a statement on Facebook the following evening saying: "Retford United are saddened to announce the departure of first team manager Mark Wilson by mutual consent.

"All parties concerned realised recent results have been below expectations set by the club and a change was required.

"Both myself [author unknown] and the club are extremely grateful for the hard work Mark has done since taking over the first team under difficult circumstances last season.

"The club will endeavour to find the correct replacement as quickly as possible and, as always, appreciate the support of our fans during this difficult time."

(Story Source: Retford United)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Pontefract Collieries 42 102 96
P 2 Pickering Town 42 96 75
P 3 AFC Mansfield 42 96 67
4 Handsworth Parr 42 85 43
5 Maltby Main 42 75 31
6 Hemsworth MW 42 72 27
7 Penistone Church 42 72 27
8 Bottesford Town 42 69 9
9 Bridlington Town 42 64 21
R 10 Rainworth MW 42 63 -5
11 Liversedge 42 57 3
12 Barton Town (-1) 42 55 -12
13 Garforth Town 42 52 -29
14 Albion Sports 42 48 -8
15 Thackley 42 47 -9
16 Staveley MW 42 47 -31
17 Athersley Rec 42 46 -23
18 Worksop Town 42 46 -26
19 Hall Road Rangers (-12) 42 43 -1
20 Harrogate Railway 42 31 -62
R 21 Parkgate 42 26 -58
R 22 Clipstone 42 2 -135
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Knaresborough 42 100 61
P 2 Yorkshire Amateur 42 88 77
3 Grimsby Borough 42 85 57
P 4 Eccleshill United 42 85 48
5 Shirebrook Town 42 81 31
6 Glasshoughton Welf 42 77 31
7 Selby Town 42 75 34
8 Hallam 42 73 42
9 Campion 42 73 30
10 Winterton Rangers 42 61 2
11 Swallownest 42 58 -11
12 AFC Emley 42 57 -5
13 Rossington Main 42 53 -14
14 Dronfield Town 42 52 -13
15 Ollerton Town 42 47 -24
16 Armthorpe Welfare 42 46 -25
17 Nostell MW 42 40 -36
18 East Yorks Carnegie 42 34 -34
19 Worsbrough Bridge 42 33 -48
20 FC Bolsover (-6) 42 30 -76
R 21 Brigg Town 42 29 -54
R 22 Retford United 42 24 -73

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