Matt Carmichael On Gardening Leave

Matt Carmichael, the former Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers, Preston and Darlington striker, appears to have left his post as Lincoln Moorlands Railway manager today.  With the internal issue on-going it would be unfair to speculate further.

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Moorlands have had a tragic last 12 months. First Chairman Stuart Gordon died of cancer, then groundsman Ray Hill died in June of this year.  New chairman, Alan Hodds  just 61 , who only took over the job in May 2011.  also passed away on July 6th on the eve of the season.

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With the less than perfect pre-season preparations still hanging in the air, Moorlands lost their opening five, including the vital FA cup lifeline 2-4 at Thirnby.  The defeat at Scarborough appears to have been the last straw for a new manager in charge of a young and raw squad.

Sat 4th H Liversedge FC League L 0 2  
Tue 7th A Worksop Parramore League L 5 0  
Sat 11th H Thirnby Nirvana FA Cup W 4 2  
Sat 18th H Long Eaton United League L 0 2  
Tue 21st A Scarborough Athletic League L 5 0  

Club secretary Graham Peck said: “It is disappointing that this has happened and we are not prepared to say any more as to the reasons why. We want to thank Matt for all the effort he has put in since his appointment. In the interim we have asked assistant-manager Mostyn Chester to take charge of the team and he will be assisted by Gavin Smith and Dale Foxcroft, the manager of the under-16s, both of whom will bring a wealth of experience to the set up. The club now has to move on and start picking up points. We have three games in seven days, including an important FA Vase tie, and we have to concentrate on these games for now.”

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STMI wish Matt, 48, all the best in his quest to find another coaching or managerial role.

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Posted on August 23, 2012, in Ex Imps, Writers - The Oracle Of Optimism moments and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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