West Yorkshire League: Daz Ekin stays on at Boroughbridge but Sheeran departs

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Daz Ekin will stay in charge of Boroughbridge for a 24th consecutive year next season.

Ekin had raised doubts that last season would be his final one in charge, after Boroughbridge lost in the Whitworth Cup final to rivals Knaresborough Town.

But the legendary boss has now decided to carry on as the Blues boss and will hope to build on their sixth place achieved in West Yorkshire Premier this campaign.

However, successful reserve team boss Elliott Sheeran has left Aldborough Road to head up operations in West Yorkshire League Division One outfit Old Headingley.

Sheeran, who joined Bridge at the start of the 2012/13 season, oversaw the second string’s team’s relegation from Alliance Division One in his first year in charge, before masterminding an immediate return to the league this campaign.

The reserves finished third in Division Two, and also reached the semi-finals of the Harrogate FA’s Hulme Cup.

He will be replaced by club favourite Richard Donohoe after he led the third team out of the Harrogate & District Division Two this season.

Club spokesman Jamie Grubb hailed Sheeran’s commitment to Boroughbridge over the past two seasons.

He said: “His input to the club has been invaluable. He has been an asset both on and off the field.”

Meantime, the Blues have announced Ben Clayton as the boss of their Claro League side, replacing Wayne Fisher who spent three years in charge.