WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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CONWY Borough have parted company with first team manager Brian Pritchard.

Appointed in November last year, Pritchard oversaw some improved performances, but his side was unable to secure the results needed to finish above the Huws Gray Alliance relegation zone.

"With relegation to the Welsh Alliance likely to be confirmed next week, the club will be advertising the position with an emphasis on recruiting and basing the team more locally," says a statement from Y Morfa.

A former player who captained Witton Albion, Pritchard enjoyed worldwide fame following his sending off during the Cheshire County FA Senior Cup final against Woodley Sports. 

He was sent off after he tripped a streaker that had run onto the pitch and many football fans around the world deemed the dismissal unfair, with the referee criticised for his decision on the BBC's Football Focus.

Pritchard was assistant to manager Paul Ogden becoming joint manager with Dave McPherson and taking the role on his own in 2011/12.

He gained promotion at the end of that season to the Northern Premier League with a 3-0 play-off victory over Curzon Ashton.

The following season Albion finished fourth in the Evostik Premier, only to lose to FC United of Manchester in a play-off semi final. 

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22 May 2017

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