Local football: Bennett to leave Armthorpe

LONG serving Armthorpe Welfare boss Des Bennett will leave the club at the end of the season.

Bennett’s last game in charge of Armthorpe will be this Saturday’s home fixture against Pickering Town after the club’s board reluctantly accepted his resignation this week.

A club statement said: “It is with regret that the committee accept Bennett’s resignation who has stated his decision is based on wanting to concentrate more of his time on his work and family commitments.

“Welfare would like to take this opportunity to thank Des for all his hard work, commitment, and loyalty to the club as both a player and manager over the last two decades.

“We wish him all the best for the future.”

Welfare came close to denting Bridlington Town’s title aspirations in midweek but eventually slipped to a fourth successive defeat.

Goals from Stuart Preston and Paul Ashton gave Welfare a 2-0 lead inside the first 27 minutes.

But Bridlington hit back with two quick goals early in the second half through Ashley Allanson and Craig Hogg to restore parity.

Nathan Cooke and Hogg went on to seal a 4-2 win.