MARINE LIFE IS GOOD FOR YOUNG
CHESTER legend Neil Young is back in management with Northern Premier League side Marine. The 43-year-old won three successive promotions with the Blues, taking them into NonLeague’s top flight after winning the NPL play-offs with Colwyn Bay. Now the former Stockport County and Altrincham manager is tasked with bringing the good times back to Marine after five years of bottom half finishes. He said: “There is great potential here and recent results, in particular Tuesday night’s win in the FA Cup at Scarborough show the players are determined to improve results and move up the table. I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.” EMBARRASSED Steve Akrigg slammed his Widnes players after FOUR of them were sent off in their midweek defeat to Kidsgrove Athletic.
Jay Roberts was the first to head back to the dressing room early in the second half of their Northern Premier League West fixture before Danny Ventre was then dismissed in the 74th minute.
Pete Williams netted Kidsgrove’s late winner and in the nine minutes of injury-time that followed, Michael Grogan and captain Kev Pollard both also saw red.
“From my point-ofview, it’s a frustrating loss but getting four lads sent off is an absolute embarrassment,” Akrigg told the club’s website.
“It’s like a game of FIFA. It’s ridiculous and it shouldn’t happen at any level.
“It doesn’t happen at Sunday League so it certainly shouldn’t happen here. The lads need to take a good look at themselves.
“It’s a total lack of discipline and you can’t tolerate that in football.”