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28 June 2019 Follow us on facebook: yourlocalindependent SPORT SUITES MADE TO YOUR OWN REQUIREMENTS MYRTLE GROVE, BACUP ROAD, RAWTENSTALL 01706 831630 RE-COVER & REPAIR SERVICES AVAILABLE • • OPEN 7 DAYS NO MIDDLEMAN • BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER LARGE RANGE OF BEDS AT FACTORY PRICES Lowe leaves Shakers RYAN Lowe has left Bury to become the new manager of Plymouth Argyle. The Shakers legend, who has been in charge full-time since May 2018 after two spells in caretaker charge, has been linked with a move to Devon over the last few weeks. Assistant Steven Schum- acher is also making the move. Lowe issued a statement to Bury fans via his official Twit- ter account. It read: “I would just like to say a big thank you to all the fans that believe in me and my team over the last 10 months. “It’s been one of the best times of my life. “You deserve a lot of the credit for the support you have shown us, to not only win pro- motion but the style that we did it in. Thank you. “However, the time has come for me to say goodbye. “To all Shakers fans, the staff at the ground and at Car- rington, the youth team staff, and finally my players, this has not been an easy decision for me and my family and I leave with a heavy heart. “I said I would bring the good times back on the pitch, I did, and I hope the club can continue them in the near future. “All my love, Lowey. UTS.” The news came just 24 hours after it was announced that NickyAdams had quit the club after a contract offer had been rescinded. The midfield- er has now joined Northamp- ton Town. In a statement, the Shak- ers said: “Bury Football Club can confirm that Ryan Lowe has left his role as First Team Manager. We can also con- firm that Steven Schumacher has departed. “Ryan has been a great ser- vant to the club, playing for the Shakers over three sepa- rate spells and managing the side to Sky Bet League One. “Steven was a player with the Shakers for three years, scoring 25 goals and played a pivotal role in the club’s promotion. “Bury Football Club would like to thank Ryan and Steven for the fantastic job they have done. As a club, we are dis- appointed to lose such great servants but wish them the best of success in their future coaching careers.” Ryan Lowe has left Bury All change at golf club P R E S T W I C H Golf Club course is un- dergoing major reconstruction and the club house renova- tion. All the work is expected to be completed for the 2020 golf season. With this in mind the mem- bers, at a recent AGM, voted to elect officers for two years so that they will be in place when the new course is opened. A long-stand- ing member and local business man Mike Fitz- patrick has been elected as the Club Captain. In a break with tradition, and in line with En- Wanderers bids are still on track WANDERERS’ adminis- trators do not expect complications before the deadline for bids to be submitted to buy the club. It is understood there has been a decent level of interest shown from parties who have had to pay a non-refundable £25,000 to see the books, show proof of funds for circa £25million and pass the relevant EFL tests for owners and directors. At least three – but potentially as many as five – bidders have now had access to the ‘data room’ and more interest is expected in the next few days. No comment has been offered on how many complete bids have been received but confirma- tion that the process is running promptly will come as a relief to Bolton fans waiting eagerly for news on new ownership. Confidentiality agree- ments are in place, mean- ing the identity of po- tential buyers will most likely stay under wraps even beyond Friday but administrators hope to have a new name above the door by the end of the month to allow planning to begin for the new sea- son in League One. With club secretary Si- mon Marland unable to attend, the club will not have a representative at the EFL’s summer con- ference in Vilarmoura, Portugal, this week but Wanderers will be voting by proxy on a number of issues such as abolishing extra time in all Checka- trade Trophy rounds out- side the final, keeping the ABBA penalty system af- ter last season’s trial and whether printed match- day programmes should continue to be mandatory in Leagues One and Two. In another proposed rule change, clubs will decide whether to remove the seeding arrange- ments from the first two rounds of the Carabao Cup, which will remain divided regionally into north and south sections. A decision on what punishment Wanderers will receive for failing to fulfil their home fixture against Brentford last season is not expected to be made at the meeting, though an announce- ment is also expected be- fore the end of June. Meanwhile, Pawel Ol- kowski – who terminat- ed the final year of his contract with Wanderers last month – is under- stood to be considering a move back to Poland with Lech Poznan. Girls are national water polo champs The Bolton School Girls’ Division U13 water polo team are nation- al champions. In the national final, held at Northampton School, the girls overcame St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College 4-3 in a close decid- er, having beaten Bedford Modern School 5-3 in the semi-final. Earlier, the girls had opened the day with a convincing 5-0 win against Alleyn’s School before losing 4-3 to King’s. However, their superior goal difference saw them top out the group. Over the Easter vacation, the girls’ team had joined the U13s’ boys team in warm-up games and train- ing in Hungary. Earlier, in the regional qualifiers, they beat St Edwards 6-1, drew 3-3 with St Bede’s Bradford and beat Manchester High School for Girls 15-0. BOLTON School U14 foot- ball team has won the Greater Manchester Cup, overcoming Blue Coat School 3-1 in the final, which was held at the Vestacare Stadium, the home ground of AVRO FC in Oldham. The U14s reached the final having beaten The Cooperative Academy, Parr- swood High School and Ha- zel Grove High School in earlier rounds. Nathaniel Kampers scored in the first half, to give Bolton a 1-0 lead at half-time. Further goals in the sec- ond half from Luca Latona and then Joel Burgess gave the U14s an unassailable 3-0 lead, with Joel’s goal being his 38th of the season. Captain, Max Carter, lift- ed the trophy, adding to the Town Cup trophy won be- fore Easter. gland Golfs Pol- icies on equality and diversity, the members elect- ed a Past Lady Captain, Barba- ra Elliott, as the Club President. It is hoped that this will encour- age more ladies and families to become involved in golf. U14s win Greater Manchester Cup