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Early Managerial Departure Confirmed For Bishop Auckland

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Steve Riley has left his position as manager of Bishop Auckland before their opening league game of the season.

The Two-Blues have had two FA Cup matches so far after they drew 3-3 at league rivals Consett, then lost the replay on Wednesday night 5-2.

Last season Bishop Auckland led by Riley finished eighth place finish in the The EBAC Northern Premier League.

Assistant manager and former Two-Blues boss Colin Myers will be placed in charge for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle Benfield.

A statement from the club that was released this afternoon confirmed that Riley had left the club.

“After a discussion this morning it has been mutually agreed that Steve Riley will leave his post as 1st Team Manager with immediate effect.

The directors would like to place on record their appreciation of Steve’s hard work whilst being at the club and wish him well for the future.”

Riley joined the club in 2013 initially as the assistant manager, he then became boss of the side in 2015.

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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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