Recent wet weather has brought an enforced mid-season break. Glyn Smith looks at touchline changes at Oxenhope Rec.
Oxenhope have seen a complete change in their management team.
Rick Cummings took over the second team mantle from Tony Trowers at the start of the season and has got off to a flying start with his team unbeaten.
Tony started the role of developing a re-vamped third team with a lot of young lads joining the club.
Meanwhile another Oxenhope stalwart decided to opt for a complete career and lifestyle change.
Aafter bringing much success to the club, Paul Brearey has finally hung up his boots to don an apron as the new proprietor of the Golden Hind fish and chip shop in Sun Street, Haworth.
I’m sure all that know him will wish him well in his new venture.
No doubt he will still enjoy a good footy chin-wag over a bag of chips, and expect him to give the same degree of attention to his frying as he always did to his football.
Paul’s former responsibilities are now in the hands of the very competitive Sam Duffin, so I’m expecting a reasonably successful conclusion to the season after a somewhat mixed start.
Tony has taken on the role of “Director of Football” and has handed the continued third team development over to Lee Collins.
After an indifferent start, this team is developing into a very handy side.
They may have left a little too much to do for honours this season but I’m predicting great things from them next year if they stay together.
Whether I see any more football on the Centenary Pitch this season is looking increasingly unlikely, so I’ll just have to be content with trying to keep my balance on The Slope, if and when the weather finally dries up a bit.