MALTBY Main have dismissed manager Scott Mason after two years in charge.
Mason parted company with the club in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Bottesford Town, a result which leaves Miners 13th in the NCEL Premier.
Maltby finished fifth in Mason’s first campaign and sixth last term as well as enjoying some successes in the cups and boasting the best defensive record in the league.
Main have struggled to kick on this term and Saturday’s defeat was their fifth in the last six.
A club statement issued today said: “It is with regret that the club have parted company with the manager Scott Mason over the weekend. It is of course with a heavy heart but the club agreed it was time to change.
“It's a manager's post that requires hard work and commitment and Scott gave it that. We wish to go on record here to say that the last two seasons has seen progressive success and we have broken some records along with reaching two cup semi finals. Scott has been at the helm of this and it will always be appreciated and remembered.
“However; this season so far hasn't worked as planned and the previous hard work on and off the pitch undertaken by many of us here has unfortunately been compromised; plus a recent run of defeats and poor performances has made it agreed at board level a change had to be made.
“Like anyone who has been part of this club, they are always welcome back at anytime.”
The club added that Louis Axcell will step up to the manager’s role for the remainder of the season to keep a steady transition; and he will recruit an assistant.
Maltby are next in action away to Hemsworth MW tomorrow night.