Alec dedicates first title to ‘Mr Edgehill’ Steve

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EDGEHILL boss Alec Coulson has dedicated his first title win as boss to his dad and former manager of the club Steve.

Coulson is following in his father’s footsteps by managing the Staxton-based club, and his first title win in charge has brought back memories of his dad’s achievements when he had a successful period as boss before he sadly passed away in 2008 after a lengthy battle with illness.

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Edgehill won the title on the last day of the 2010/11 season after a dramatic 2-2 draw against West Pier that sealed their success on goal difference.

And Coulson was quick to praise his players for their application throughout the season, while also dedicating their success to his dad.

He said: “It was great to pick up my first title as Edgehill manager. A lot of players from both sides congratulated me and knew it had extra meaning for me.

“I’d obviously like to dedicate the win to my dad.

“It means a lot to the family. To my brothers Michael, John and Martin.

“It helps keep the tradition of the club going and I’m delighted with that.

“To bring the league shield back to the club was a massive achievement and I’m thrilled.

“I’m really proud of all the lads. They have worked hard all season and they fully deserve their success.

“With the squad we have at our disposal we probably should have wrapped it up a bit earlier, but huge credit must go to West Pier and Newlands though.

“They both kept fighting and never gave up and I’m sure they will both come back next season even stronger, along with Filey and Eastfield as well.

“It was great to win a cup as well and to get to the County Cup final, but the aim at the start of the season was to win the league and I’m delighted we’ve managed to do that.

“Steven Clegg and Vic Hollingsworth have been superb as well and I have to thank everyone involved with the entire club too.”