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Agnew and Bowsley confirmed as new permanent Brid Town management team

New permanent Brid Town manager Brett Agnew (centre) and assistant Anthony Bowsley (left) celebrate the 1-0 win against Consett in the FA Vase
New permanent Brid Town manager Brett Agnew (centre) and assistant Anthony Bowsley (left) celebrate the 1-0 win against Consett in the FA Vase

Brett Agnew and Anthony Bowsley have been appointed as Bridlington Town's permanent manager and assistant manager respectively after their unbeaten run in their caretaker roles.

Club chairman Peter Smurthwaite said in an official statement on the Seasiders' website: "After recent requests from various sources I can confirm that Brett Agnew has been appointed as first-team manager along with Anthony Bowsley as assistant first-team manager and both have agreed to accept the appointments! They will also be assisted by Gavin Kelly as the goalkeeping coach.

"There needed to be a settling in period after Curtis stood down and Brett and Anthony have impressed me with their organisation and enthusiasm.

"We have a very loyal group of fans along with our dedicated team of volunteers who help run the club and I am sure they will give the management team their full backing.

"As always the management team will be looking to strengthen the squad and will also be working with John Kenney and Terry Finney to develop players in the Reserves and the County team who have the ability and desire to want to progress into the first team squad.

"I believe from what I have seen this season that this league will be the most competitive that it has been for a long time with most teams capable of beating each other and don’t think there will be a team that dominates the top of the division."