Manager wanted for league select team

THE SILLS and Betteridge Lincolnshire League is in the hunt for a new manager for its representative side, following the departure of Glen Maddison.

Former boss of Boston United’s second string, Maddison has stepped up to manage Sleaford Town’s United Counties League outfit. So the league is looking to fill this voluntary role.

The new boss will have the pick of the cream of Lincolnshire’s amateur players and will be hoping to match or improve on the national Inter-League Cup quarter-final place Maddison achieved at the first attempt.

Maddison and his assistant Allan Ross were thanked for their efforts at the league’s annual meeting.

“Every league we beat in that competition was a Step 7 league, which is quite an achievement,” explained general secretary Paul Birkitt. “With Glen’s guidance the team almost reached a national semi-final on the island of Jersey.”

Anyone interested in the unpaid position should send their CV to league chairman Keith Weaver, 22 Grainsby Close, Lincoln LN6 7QF or

THE SILLS and Betteridge Lincolnshire League will consist of 19 teams next season, with the addition of Gainsborough Town and Boston Town Reserves.

Champions Cleethorpes Town have gained entry into the Northern Counties East League but will be entering a second string in the Lincs League.

The season will kick-off on August 18