A seventh defeat of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League campaign has cost Warrington Town’s joint managers Stuart Mellish and Lee Smith their jobs.

The duo left Cantilever Park on Saturday night by ‘mutual consent’ within hours of their side’s 2-1 reverse at home to Workington in the EVO-STIK NPL’s top flight.

Appointed back in February as the successors to Shaun Reid, the pair delivered promotion last season and left with the Wire in sixth spot and only five points off the top of the table.

In a club statement confirming their departure, Warrington chairman Toby Macormac said: “Everyone connected with Warrington Town Football Club would like to thank Stuart and Lee for their hard work during their time at the club. They have been totally professional throughout their time here but things haven’t quite worked out this season.

“Having sat down and talked things through it was agreed to part company on mutual terms and we will now look at appointing someone in a caretaker role while we consider our options. Stuart and Lee did a fantastic job for us last season, taking over in difficult circumstances and getting us over the line and delivering promotion. We wish them both well in the future.”

Source: www.evostikleague.co.uk

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