Winning 22 games, drawing 19 and losing 16. His attacking style of play yielding just shy of 100 goals (96), with a goals against record of 69 providing a +27 goal difference overall. In his one full season in charge of Trinity, Gainsborough boasted the best away record in the league, topping the records of promoted duo South Shields and Warrington Town, only falling to penalty shootout heartbreak in the Play-Off Semi Finals at Bamber Bridge.
Neal leaves Gainsborough Trinity 20th in the Northern Premier League with five points from six games, unbeaten at the Northolme, but looking for a change of fortunes on the road. Chief Executive Matt Boles stated:
"On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Neal for his time at the club. He has brought a lot of enjoyment and happy memories to the club and to us as fans during his tenure. The style of football we have enjoyed and the play-off spot achieved last season will live long in the memory and ensure his rightful place in GTFC history."
"Whilst the club was not looking to make any managerial changes and fully backed Neal, we respect his decision and wish him well for the future. Along with his family, they will all be welcome at the Northolme anytime."
The club can confirm that Assistant Manager, Darryn Stamp will take over managerial duties for this Saturday's Pitching In Northern Premier League fixture at Morpeth Town.
Article by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)
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