Non-League: Railway reap the benefits of Ormsby’s knowledge

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Harrogate Railway boss Paul Beesley has appointed Liam Ormsby as his assistant manager.

Ormsby, son of Leeds United legend Brendan, was a playing colleague of Beesley’s at Scarborough Athletic before deciding to make the move to Station View while he recovers from a long-term injury.

Beesley said: “His contacts are very good around this level and he’s got great coaching experience including his own coaching business.

“He’s been working at Leeds United and Bradford City and really knows his stuff.

“Last season he was part of the Tadcaster Albion side that won this division, so he knows all about the league, and more importantly, how to get out of it. His knowledge of teams at this level is far superior to mine, which is obviously really useful. We went to Retford United the other night and he knew a bit about them and that proved to be a big help.”

Ormsby’s first game for Railway will be a six-pointer at West Yorkshire rivals Garforth Town. Both have struggled in recent weeks and need a positive result to avoid being drawn into a relegation battle.

The Premier Division also sees league leaders Liversedge looking to bounce back against Hemsworth MW after losing their last game 2-1 to Bridlington Town, despite seeing their biggest crowd in 12 years of 605. Bridlington, meanwhile, will be oozing confidence after their Liversedge win, as they hope to make it six wins in a row when they travel to Rainsorth MW.

Division One sees plenty of local action as Pontefract Colleries travel to Hall Road Rangers looking to stay in pursuit of the top two. Elsewhere, Knaresborough Town and AFC Emley face each other in an attempt to display their own top-two credentials, while promotion rivals Selby Town host a revitalised Westella & Willerby.

Rock-bottom Nostell MW make a tough journey to second-placed Winerton Rangers looking for only their second win.

Meanwhile, mid-tablers Yorkshire Amateur face the unbeaten leaders Pennistone Church and Glasshoughton Welfare play promotion-chasing Hallam, with Welfare and Amateur trying to secure some consistency in their seasons.

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