06 Oct 2018 in General News
By Brian Bennett
Ashington FC boss Steve Bowey tonight dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant managerial vacancy at Newcastle Benfield when he declared: “I’m staying at Ashington – 100 per cent.”
Benfield parted company with Mark Convery ‘by mutual agreement’ during the week - and announced via the club’s twitter that the cut off point for applications for the post would be midday today.
Speculation was growing that Bowey – a former player/manager with the Sam Smith's Park outfit who does not hide his admiration for the club – would throw his hat into the ring. However, following his sides 3-1 home victory over Seaham Red Star this afternoon, the 44 year old said: “I accepted the job at Ashington almost a year ago and dedicate myself to it. I have got a fulfilment to this club and like now where we are unbeaten in our last five matches, we are on a crest of a wave and it’s a good vibe. I’m staying at Woodhorn Lane 100 per cent. I have brought quite a lot of new faces in this season and there’s nobody loves winning more than myself – I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve – simply because it means loads to me.”
He continued: “Football is my life and thanks have got to go to my assistant Gareth McAlindon, physiotherapist Gary Neasham; my backroom staff including Joe Race, the players and the fans. They are making it a good place at the moment and let’s hope we keep the run going.”