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FOLLOWING the departure of Will Ryder earlier this week after just five games in charge, Conwy Borough have appointed Brian Pritchard as manager.

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. 

Last season Pritchard spent some time assisting the management at Barnton FC.

He will be assisted at Y Morfa by former Colwyn Bay and Witton Albion player Anthony Sheehan.