Lincoln Moorlands Railway part company with Mick Fairweather and management team

Lincoln Moorlands Railway have parted company with manager Mick Fairweather and his backroom staff.

The news comes after the Moors’ terrible start to their Northern Counties East League Division One campaign, winning just one of their first 23 league games.

Fairweather leaves the Moors rock bottom (Photo: Kheirredine Bouras)

Fairweather leaves the Moors rock bottom (Photo: Kheirredine Bouras)

The defeat to relegation rivals Grimsby Borough last weekend was enough for Fairweather, who spoke to LincSport in the wake of his departure.

He said: “We felt we couldn’t do much more with the team after the defeat. A lot of the lads said they wouldn’t be available for the week after and that left me short once again.

“I turned to Darren (Statham, his assistant) and thought if there was any point in carrying on if the players were not available.

“That’s when we decided to call it a day. It’s been a very stressful season so far.”

The Moors are rock bottom of the league and have drafted in reserve team boss Matt Wilson to oversee the progress of the first team until a new permanent manager is appointed.

Wilson will be aided by former Boston United coach Michael Bohan.

However, ex-boss Fairweather believes the club have problems that need solving across the board and not just in the management setup.

“I shoulder part of the blame for the teams’ form but the players should take responsibility also.

“The social club and the football club need to agree a bit more as well. There is too much disagreement between the two.”