Jewitt steps down with Reserves

Morpeth Town Reserves are looking for a new management team for the 2021-22 season.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 10:46 am
Nicky Jewitt.

Last week the club indicated that they were looking for a new assistant manager and coach, and then two days later it was also revealed they were needing a new manager after Nicky Jewitt resigned from his post.

Initially, the club revealed that any applicants for the assistant manager’s and coaching role should be made to Jewitt.

But within 48 hours Jewitt confirmed he was also leaving.

In a statement he said: “I am disappointed to have to step down as Morpeth Town Reserves manager. I formed the team three years ago and they have been some of the most challenging years.

“It was for the best interest of the club, players and myself to resign.

“I would truly like to thank everyone that has been part of the club over my three years. The support and backing I have had from my management team and sponsors has been incredible.

“Thank you to every player that has pulled on the Morpeth shirt and played for me. We had one of the best back room set up I have witnessed in Alliance football. From club media officer to club kit man. A team with a committed goalkeeper coach, personal trainer and even our ever own sports therapist.

“Thank you to everyone for there support and kind words. My time has come to put football behind me and concentrate on my family.”

Anyone interested in taking on the role is asked to contact the club via email at [email protected]

Meanwhile, the Northern Alliance League end of season cup competitions are nearing completion.

Final group matches were played off last Wednesday with the majority of qualifiers (sides topping their groups) playing their semi-final ties at the weekend.

Of the local sides, Rothbury lost 4-0 at home to Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors in the Combination Cup semi-finals,whilst Cramlington United beat Hebburn Town U23s 2-1 in the other semi.

In the semi-finals of the Amateur Cup, Ashington Reserves were drawn at home against Cramlington Town, but they lost out, going down narrowly 3-2.