Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 83

Maltby Main Looking back at 2016/17 The 2016/17 season brought to a close our 100 year centenary celebrations. The curtain came down at a prestige presentation night at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium on Saturday 28th April, an event that was very well attended to the tune of 125 persons, from players, management and sponsors alike. However that was not the end of the story as a week later we received the resignation of the manager and his back room staff to seek an opportunity elsewhere. The season itself was literally a game of two halves, up to Christmas it was looking like a relegation dog fight was the very best we could hope for, however post- Christmas a recruitment drive ensued and the top six form resulted in a 14th place finish. Following on from the management resignations in May, applications were sought for the manager’s vacancy and after sorting through a great response of submissions interviews took place with Jordan Hall being appointed and bringing with him a back room of John Styring and Mark Higginbottom. Someone who knows Maltby Main well and with a wealth of contacts, Steve Adams, was also asked to join the club as Director of Football. Ev