Ebac Northern League club Bishop Auckland have announced that they have parted company with manager Steve Riley.


The Two-Blues kicked off their season with a 3-3 draw at league rivals Consett in the FA Cup on Saturday.

They were beaten 5-2 in the replay on Wednesday night, despite taking a 2-0 lead after twenty two minutes.

Last season Riley led the club to an eighth place finish in the Northern League’s top flight.

They also made it to the Fourth and final Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, before a defeat at National League North club Stockport County ended their interest in the competition.

Riley joined the club in September 2013, initially as assistant to then-manager Martin Swales.

Whem Swales departed the club Riley was then made part of management duo with David Bayles.

In September 2015, Riley was made manager in his own right after Bayles left the Heritage Park club.

However the club have now announced that Riley’s four-year stay at Heritage Park has been brought to an end.

A statement read “After a discussion this morning it has been mutual agreed that Steve Riley will leave his post as 1st Team Manager with immediate effect.

The directors would like to place on record their appreciation of Steve’s hard work whilst being at the club and wish him well for the future”.

Assistant manager and former Two-Blues boss Colin Myers will be placed in charge for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle Benfield.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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