Sunday, 24 March 2013


Following a board meeting on Sunday 24 March, Northallerton Town Football Club has released the following statement.

Team manager Mark Fanning and assistant Martin Collins have resigned from their positions at the club with immediate effect. Both felt that due to changes being implemented at the club their positions had become untenable.

Fanning released this statement on behalf of himself and Mr Collins: “Firstly we would like to thank the board and committee at the club for giving us this opportunity. We appreciate the help and support they have always given us. We would also like to thank the players for their commitment and hard work and to the supporters who have always been first class.

“This is a decision we have not taken lightly and we are both disappointed things have come to this. We would like to wish everyone at the club all the best for the future.”

Former Town boss Peter Mulcaster has taken temporary charge until the end of the season at which point the situation will be reviewed.

“I am absolutely delighted to be back at the club,” said Mulcaster. “I cannot wait to get started and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Club captain Danny Shoulder will be working closely with Mulcaster to ensure as little disruption as possible to team affairs. Shoulder said: “I am hopeful the players will stick together and see this season through as we have been together a long time and are like a family.

“We have a massive cup game this week and we want to focus on that now.

“All the players would like to wish Mark and Martin all the best for the future and thank them for the work they have done at the club over the years. They put this side together which did not happen overnight, and of course they brought us that great night in Ernest Armstrong cup final last season.”

The club has nothing further to add at this time.

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