Boss Beesley leaves Railway

Gone: Paul Beesley has left Harrogate Railway. Picture: Caught Light Photography
Gone: Paul Beesley has left Harrogate Railway. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Paul Beesley has resigned from his position as player-manager of Harrogate Railway with immediate effect.

The 32-year-old left Station View on Tuesday evening and has been followed out of the club by his assistant boss Liam Ormsby.

Reacting to the double departure, Locomotives chairman Rob Northfield said: “Both Paul and Liam are great guys. They’ve done a good job here and I would like to thank them for their efforts.

“We are now looking for a new manager with immediate effect.”

Beesley exits with Railway 17th in the NCEL Premier Division standings. His last game in charge was Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat to bottom-of-the-table Barton Town Old Boys.

Appointed to the role of player-boss in mid-September, the former Harrogate Town striker brought about an upturn in fortunes at Starbeck, guiding the club out of the relegation zone following a difficult start to the 2016/17 campaign.

He oversaw nine victories and four draws during his 25 league games at the helm, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Under-18s coach Ray Green will take charge of Railway for Saturday’s trip to Worksop Town.