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Shortwood United looking for new reserve team boss

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 21, 2014

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SHORTWOOD United have begun the hunt for a new reserve team manager after Paul Meredith decided to step down after five years in the post.

Known as Dessie, Meredith has overseen a meteoric rise from Wood’s

second string during his Meadowbank tenure.

His teams have earned promotion from Division Two of the Gloucestershire North Senior League and

into Hellenic League Division One West.

Meredith called time on his time in the role after overseeing a third-placed finish in Division One West last term.

Any experienced coaches interested in the post should contact Wood secretary Mark Webb on 07792323784

or by email to squish.shortwoodfc@live.co.uk.

One of Meredith’s last responsibilities in his role was to nominate Ryan Thwaite for the honour of reserve team manager’s player of the year at the club’s end of season awards.

Thwaite also took the players nod, while Sean Lawson – one of the heroes of the club’s epic FA Cup run took the supporters reserve team player of the year award.

Departing defender Sam Avery took the supporters nod for first team player of the year to end a successful season with the club.

The Gloucester City-bound man also scooped the award for player’s player of the year, while fellow defender James Coates took the manager’s player of the year gong.

Free-scoring forward Duncan Culley took the club’s golden boot for top scorer after rifling home an incredible 39 goals in all competitions.

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