Lee Ashforth agrees to stay in charge at Harrogate Railway

Lee Ashforth (photo: Caught Light Photography)

Lee Ashforth (photo: Caught Light Photography)

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Lee Ashforth has agreed to stay in charge of Harrogate Railway next season.

Railway have been relegated from the Evo-Stik First Division North in Ashforth's first year in charge.

However, the club's committee was satisfied enough with Ashforth's performance to offer him an extended stay in charge, which the manager has now accepted.

Ashforth said: “When I was offered to stay on at the club, I spoke to a couple of people but it didn't take me long to confirm that I would stay.

“I want to repay the loyalty shown to me by the club and players.”

Railway will drop into the Northern Counties East League next season after winning only six league matches in the 2015/16 campaign.

Kendal Town inflicted a 28th league defeat in the final game of the season on Saturday, beating Railway 3-1.

Ashforth added: “I would like to thank the committee for acting swiftly and therefore giving me the best chance to ensure we have a squad capable of competing in the North East Counties.”