Dixon full of praise for departing Seamer boss Dawson

Departing Seamer boss Matty Dawson puts in a typically committed challenge.
Departing Seamer boss Matty Dawson puts in a typically committed challenge.
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Seamer’s reserve team manager Gary Dixon has paid tribute to departing first team manager Matty Dawson.

Dawson has decided to step down from his role as manager and is playing a pivotal part in trying to nudge Dixon’s reserve side from the foot of the divsion three table.

The former Eastfield man took over the job in the 2007/08 season, helping them to the division three title as they finished the league campaign unbeaten, winning 19 and drawing three in the process.

They narrowly missed out on the double as they were beaten 1-0 in the League Trophy final by the now defunct Burniston side.

The club set up their reserve side the following season, and the success of the first team continued as they gained promotion to the top flight at the first time of asking, finishing second behind Ayton.

They also hammered Rosette 9-3 in the League Trophy final to complete a successful season, Nick Hegarty scoring five of their goals on the night.

Although Seamer were relegated from division one the next season, they bounced straight back at the first attempt.

Dixon, who was secretary of the club when Dawson took over as manager, was quick to sing the praises of their former boss.

Dixon said: “Everyone at the club appreciates the commitment and desire Matty brought to the role and the club.

“I know his efforts were much appreciated and I’m glad he’s staying on at the club to play for my reserve side.

“We enjoyed a great start after he took over and eventually consolidated in division one and Matty needs credit for that.”

Seamer are inviting anyone interested in taking over as their first team manager to get in touch with Gary on 07970430185.

First division experience would be preferable, but the club are open to offers.