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Morris is new Armthorpe manager

17th November, 2020

Armthorpe Welfare have announced that their new manager is former Worsbrough Bridge Athletic boss Lee Morris.

Morris, who stepped down from the hotseat at the Briggers at the start of October, takes over at the Marra Falcons Stadium from Mike Carmody who also resigned from his position last month.

The Toolstation NCEL Division One side's committee made their choice after what they described as "careful consideration of a number of worthy applications".

A statement released by Armthorpe said: "Morris was previously manager of Worsbrough Bridge Athletic where he guided them to safety in the 2017/18 season after they had endured a terrible start to the season.

"And, he followed that up the following season by steering Worsbrough to their highest ever finish of seventh place.

"He has also managed at Frickley Athletic in the Northern Premier League Premier Division and at Goole AFC.

"Before turning to management, Morris was an accomplished striker at the likes of Frickley Athletic, Matlock Town, Buxton, Worksop Town and Harrogate Town as well as playing professionally for Rotherham United and Chesterfield."

Speaking of his appointment, Morris said: "I am very pleased to be joining a great club like Armthorpe Welfare who are a side I've had great battles with during my time as both a player and a manager.

"I believe the pitch is up there with one of the best in the league and, with the bar improvements, things are going in the right direction.

"I can't wait to meet the lads when this lockdown has ended. I'm very lucky to be inheriting a fantastic squad, many I know and many I'm looking forward to getting to know.

"I hope to carry the confidence on from the last two wins in which Steve [Baskerville], Alan [Williamson], Adam [Lee] and Reece [Lucas] did a fantastic job to help the team move forwards."

Welfare chairman Steve Baskerville added: "I am delighted that we have been able to appoint a manager of the calibre of Lee Morris.

"He possesses all the attributes that we were looking for in a manager.

"There were some very strong applications and the committee had a tough decision to make but we are sure that Lee will prove that we have made the right call once we can get back to playing football again."

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

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