Street’s Apart! Ian quits 1874 Northwich After Promotion Hopes Are Ended

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Minutes after his 150th league game in charge of 1874 Northwich on Saturday, manager Ian Street made up his mind to resign.

He had just watched his team slip to fifth place in the North West Counties League’s Premier Division as their third successive losses was confirmed by a 4-1 defeat to Runcon Linnets. 

He quit officially today after 1874’s promotion hopes were all-but ended by that heavy loss.

“We have accepted Ian’s decision and at the same time would like to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work he has done since his appointment in April 2013,” the club announcement this afternoon.

“He has shown so much passion and commitment to ensure we have become a respected member of the league.”

Street’s assistant Paul Bowyer and first team coach Wayne Goodison will take tempoarary charge of the team.

“Paul and Wayne will now assume joint responsibility as managers with full support from the club,” 1874’s statement finished.

They will attempt to gain a morale boosting first victory on Thursday night. Northwich play Witton Albion in a Mid-Cheshire District FA Senior Cup semi-final.

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