Marsden FC crowned their fantastic season in the Yorkshire Amateur League Division Two with a 20-1 win over Athletico FC Res.

That scoreline means they have broken both the goals scored and goals conceded records for that division. The team had already won the league but the latest scoreline confirmed their utter dominance of the division. 

Head coach Luke Haigh has confirmed he will stay on for at least another season at the club – but admits he’s ready for a rest. 

“The last game of the season has come and gone and, to be quite honest, I’m glad because I need to recharge my own batteries after a gruelling season,” he said.

“I have decided to take Marsden for one more season and then I am going to review things at the end of the year.

“My lads have performed very well this season and been rewarded with the league title. The locals seem to be coming to the games in their numbers again and for that we are very grateful. 

“Everyone is buying into what I’m trying to do at the club, which is fantastic. I’m already talking to several players about joining the group ahead of next season so we will have to wait and see on that front.

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“All my players have all committed to me again for next season which is fantastic news as we have some really good young players coming through. 

“I will potentially be going back into academy football next season in some capacity so I may have to juggle things around at times but my main priority will still be Marsden.

“We are jumping up two leagues next season and I want us pushing for promotion yet again because I believe we will have the squad to do it.” 

Ground improvements are needed to move up the leagues and Haigh added: “We have certain requirements to meet with our ground in the summer and all being well we should hit the targets required.

“We will have a little break now and be back raring to go in early July in what promises to be a tough pre-season with friendlies already in place.”